Last week, Apple announced that it will be hosting a launch event Oct. 22 and that they “still have a lot to cover.”
Experts agree that Cupertino will probably unveil the next generations of iPad and iPad Mini at this event, alongside launch dates for an update to their operating system OS X Mavericks and the latest Mac Pro.
Like any Apple launch, the industry pretty much already knows exactly what is going to happen. Here’s what to expect tomorrow.
The iPad, which, as of tomorrow will have gone under five generations since its first release in 2010, is the star of the show. Photos of cases suggest Apple is sticking with the 9.7” retina display, although it looks like the iPad 5 is slimmer and features beveled edges like the iPhone 5S (released just last month).
Experts also think the iPad 5 will contain the new A7 64-bit processors that you can also find in the iPhone 5S. It’s also likely Apple’s latest tablet will feature Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor that supposedly makes the 5S less appealing to thieves. Apple might also release an iPad with more memory than 128GB, moving it closer to the kind of flash memory you find on laptops.
The second generation of the iPad Mini will probably be receiving some design revisions courtesy of the 5S. It might also jump on to the A7 processor. It will also most likely receive retina display, as Google and Amazon are besting the screen clarity of the current Mini. They’ll probably throw Touch ID onto this as well. Why not?
OS X Mavericks
The latest update to Apple’s operating system will feature a reconfigured notification system and appears to focus on energy efficiency, like something called App Nap.
The flashy, all new Mac Pro was unveiled at Apple’s developers conference back in June, but hopefully tomorrow we’ll get a release date for Cupertino’s top of the line desktop.
It seems your iPad and iPad Mini may soon be available in “space grey” and gold. Experts are also postulating that Apple is stealing a page out of the Microsoft Surface book and exploring tablet covers that expand their functionality.
As for if there is a “one more thing” product, we’ll just have to tune in tomorrow and find out.
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