The new iPad Air features a 25cm retina display and is, according to Apple, 20 per cent thinner and 28 per cent lighter than the fourth-generation iPad.
Apple says its new A7 chip allows for a smaller battery, helping to reduce the size while maintaining performance and battery life.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing, says, ‘It is so thin, light and powerful, once you hold one in your hand you will understand what a tremendous advancement this is.’
The iPad Mini 2 was also unveiled, offering a 31 million pixel display on a 20cm display.
The new Mac Pro, meanwhile, is described by Schiller as ‘our vision for the future of the pro desktop’.
The Mac Pro uses a new fan system that, according to Apple, ‘draws in air incredibly efficiently and makes the new Mac Pro as quiet as a Mac Mini’.
The iPad Air is available from 1 November, with models priced between £399 and £532.50, while the Mac Pro will be available from December and starts at £2499.