The Apple iMac 2012 ($1,300-$2,000) is just 5mm thin at the corners and is 40% smaller by volume than its predecessors. It's powered by quad-core Intel Core i5 processors, boasts a completely reengineered display that reduces reflections by 75%, can hold up to 32GB of RAM, and can be configured with the new Fusion Drive storage option that combines 128GB of flash memory with a 1TB or 3TB hard drive to offer most of the speed of an SSD with the vast storage of a standard hard drive.
The Apple iPhone 5 ($200-$400) looks quite a bit like its predecessor, but packs in a number of all-new features for the family, including a 4-inch widescreen Retina display (hello, fifth row of apps!), a new, speedier A6 processor, a new aluminum and glass enclosure, an all-new Lightning connector, 4G LTE and dual-channel 802.11n 5GHz networking, an improved 8 megapixel iSight camera with panorama mode, a FaceTime HD camera, 16, 32, or 64GB of storage, and all-new EarPod headphones.
We knew it was coming, but that doesn't make it any less of a small big deal. The iPad mini ($330-$660) is the long-awaited smaller sibling to Apple's blockbuster tablet. Sporting an aluminum body that's just 7.2mm thin and weighs just 0.68 pounds, it still manages to pack in a 7.9-inch display, an A5 processor, a 5MP iSight camera, a front-facing FaceTime HD camera, and Apple's new Lightning connector. Available in black or white, and arriving November 2.
You know what's nice to have on the back of a smartphone? Grip. You know what's designed to grip? The bottom of sneakers. So Vans did the smart thing and combined the two in the Vans Waffle iPhone Case ($28). Available in white, black, or pink, each flexible case features a gum rubber waffle sole replica on the back, a red heel-tag replica on the side, a toe cap replica on the top, and plenty of openings and push-through button covers so you can still use your phone like a phone.
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