Apple sends out invites for October 22 event, new iPads incoming
Right on schedule, Apple has started to send out invitations for an event that it'll be holding on October 22. Taking place in San Francisco, the event is expected to see the unveiling of the new iPad 5, iPad mini 2, as well as a number of other Apple products.
Just as rumors had it, CEO Tim Cook and company are going to introduce the new generation of Apple's wildly-successful portable tablet computers. Thanks to a substantial amount of leaks that we've seen during the last few weeks and months, we now know a bunch of interesting details about the 5th generation iPad. For example, we can be almost certain that it's going to adopt the iPad mini's design styling, featuring narrower side bezels that will make the device appear significantly smaller. The iPad 5 is also expected to have become even thinner and lighter than its predecessor, while the 9.7" screen size and 2048 x 1536 resolution will likely remain the same.
Meanwhile, the new iPad mini's display will most likely get a much-needed upgrade, bumping the resolution all the way to the current iPad 4 resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. This will surely make everything one can do on the iPad mini that much more pleasant. The chipset under the hood will probably get upgraded as well. While this is pure speculation, it wouldn't be so surprising to see the iPad mini 2 get the A6 (iPhone 5c, iPhone 5) or A6X (iPad 4) SoC. It's safe to presume that Apple will want to save its best piece of silicon, the A7, for the iPad 5. Of course, the presence of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on both new tablets is something we all believe in.
Aside from the new iPads, Apple is rumored to introduce new MacBook Pro models and probably a new Apple TV. As for an iWatch smartwatch... well, let's just say that chances don't seem so good, but you know what they say - nothing is impossible!
Stay tuned to PhoneArena on October 22, as we'll have tons of coverage of the new iPads and anything else that might be of interest at the event!
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Note to self: do NOT visit PA on October 22nd.
8. hmd74 (Posts: 426; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
HAHA...you do visit PA on 22nd. Because Nokia has an event on that day :)))
44. akki20892 (Posts: 3744; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Who care, it's like same as usual same iPad.
We r gonna watch huge Nokia event. Com'on Nokia we r waiting for your products.
55. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
You are going to be FOREVER Alone ;) and hey there's nothing called nokia ... Its Microsoft
49. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
Buhuhahaha!! There will be like 20 articles, for each ipad.. lol
2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 416; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
If true the iPad mini will be a hot seller, possibly stealing sales from the full size iPad. good news for all in the Apple eco-system.
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I doubt the iPad Mini will sport a higher ppi count than the iPad 5. It'll sport a screen resolution that equals to 264 ppi. (Forgot the resolution that makes this true.)
7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
They will never make their ipad mini have anything better than its big brother.
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4148; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I would hope Apple doesn't want to add another resolution that developers have to optimize their apps for. Plus, 324 ppi on an 8" tablet would be sweet.
23. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
343 PPI on my 2013 n7 is sweet
28. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah about as sweet as anything else dude.
52. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4148; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Actually, it's 323 PPI. But yes, it's sweet. I'm pretty sure it had (still does?) the highest pixel density on a tablet when it came out.
32. stealthd (Posts: 1004; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
The same resolution on a smaller screen makes for a higher PPI
37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You should try reading comments next time.
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4148; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yes! iPad mini 2, here I come. Don't disappoint us Apple; Retina display, A7 chip, 1 GB of RAM, and Touch ID are all I need in the new iPad mini and you can have my money.
9. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
The A7 is not happening I can guarantee you that. 1GB ram = yes, touch ID = probably, Retina = probably
13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4148; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Why not? After the huge deal Apple made about 64 bit, I assume they would include it on all their new devices. It only makes sense really. And plus, the 64 bit architecture (I think) helps with security, and that would be best if they include Touch ID.
16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
It'll have a A6.
iPad Mini - A5
iPad Mini - A6
iPad 3 - A5X
iPad 4 - A6X
iPad 5 - A7X
50. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4148; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I hope it won't have an A6. Not only is it not 64 bit, but the GPU isn't up to par to be handling most of the graphically intensive games on iOS with a Retina display. I can definitely live without the A7 and Touch ID (though I would prefer it), but without a Retina display it's a flop. And if it doesn't have a Retina display, it will probably have the A6. If they want to have a Retina display on the mini, it would have to have something stronger than the A6.
57. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Nop this time is different ! Just wait an see ! Without too much stupid reasons
29. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
64 bit has nothing to do with security, it does not benefit performance either. It is used in 64 bit calculations and is required to have more than 4gb of ram.
41. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
The max addressable 32bit can do is 3.2GB.
46. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1410; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Wrong on both counts. Performance and security are both better on 64-bit because of wider register, better floating point processing, and enhanced audio/video encoding and encryption. You should do your homework, and stop spouting that "it only increases addressable memory" BS.
51. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4148; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
There's the benefits of 64 bit. They mention security;
"Having 64 bits even has a security benefit. A feature such as address-space layout randomisation (ASLR) tries to make life hard for malware by mapping chunks of code into the virtual memory map at different addresses whenever loaded. That mean the malware has no fixed address to aim at for an attack. But 4GB of crowded 32-bit address space limits the range of addresses that can be used for this randomisation, meaning cleverly crafted malware stands a reasonable chance of being able to simply scan the entire address space to find something vulnerable. With 64 bits, the address space is so vast that it's not practical to use brute-force scanning. It alters the malware's challenge from finding a needle in a haystack, to finding a needle somewhere inside the orbit of Mercury."
56. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Not A7 its going to be A7x on both new iPad models :)
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I have some hundreds for them to take too Berzerk. I gotta have a mini dude.
5. hmd74 (Posts: 426; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
A Lot to cover means : we have more devices with touch id...
but sorry apple...YOU ARE DEAD :)))
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Best-selling line of phones p, best-selling line of tablets, stock price is currently rising 426+ billion in the bank, and they're dead. Man, I'd hate to see what they be doing if they were alive.
24. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Market cap dropped $40billion on the day of apples last big announcement. That's how much investors believe in apple. Negative 40billion dollars worth.
26. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And has risen big time since. Mr armchair CEO.
17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
That $450 billion in the bank says otherwise.
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
+1. They've lost ground to google/Sammy, but they're anything but dead. Some people post just to get green'd
22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Funny thing is, no one is thumbing him up lol.
27. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly. Apple is dead...really lol. +1 Smurf, when do they realize you don't have to be an apple fan to realize their position?
38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Never. They just want Apple to die and magically lose $450 billion.
39. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Heck, I don't want anyone to die. I can't even think of a company that I don't like, tech is really really sweet to me. I want to see all these companies drive, push the envelope and innovation, and give us what we really really want.
6. PhoneCritic (Posts: 416; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
There will be more than normal coverage up till the event now. Get ready for massive Rumors and Speculation, hundreds of Mock ups, etc.. lol it's the normal cycle for every new device that either Samsung or Apple releases. I feel sorry for Nokia who Apples event may over shadow a bit due to the same date of announcement by both manufactures.
10. PhoneCritic (Posts: 416; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Not going to speculate. But, maybe Apple changes it pattern this time around ( Doubt it since the normal Pattern has been very successful for them) and make the mini just as powerful and feature rich as the full size iPad5.
20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Then the iPad 5 sales would drop tremendously lol. Apple isn't stupid I'm just saying...
18. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Does anyone see the "cover" part of the article? Could we expect surface like covers for the iPad?
19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
That would be nice. If so I can snag an iPad Mini for my father for his birthday.
42. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Smurf when you get a chance, read comment #36. This dude is completely obsessed with me dude. He says I'm not African American, not married, had a fake wedding etc. Talk about having no life dude, wowww lol. Trolling PA all day, just to be a bother...SMDH.
48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9563; Member since: 14 May 2012)
At least it's on the internet and not in real life because if that was the case, I'd be scared to set foot out my door.
54. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah I might get a restraining order against him lol
25. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Will I be able to put a memory card in this new iPad? Interchange the battery? Send files over Bluetooth? Will it have gorilla glass 3?
No, no, no, and no means no I will not buy an iPad ever.
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Who you trying to convince, us or yourself? Trust me dude, no one cares. The millions of people that will by an iPad this month, couldn't care less about what you just posted. Enjoy your n7 with 343 ppi, cuz I'll never buy an n7 ever................see nobody cares.
36. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1677; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Take that chill pill bro. I care...a little. At least he isn't bragging about his fake wedding or about waiting in line for a sad excuse for an upgrade or talking about how his phone of choice is a beast in every damn article. Get over it. You say no one cares, but you obviously care enough to comment, hypocrite.
40. darkkjedii (Posts: 13896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Your not worth the time troll. That's the only comment you'll ever get from me.
33. stealthd (Posts: 1004; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Well Apple gets their glass from Corning, they just don't advertise it. So for all we know they are using Gorilla Glass 3.
And since pretty much no tablet has an interchangeable battery then I guess tablets in general aren't for you.
53. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4148; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
1) Memory cards aren't needed when there's a 128 GB option.
2) Interchangeable batteries on tablets would be ugly. I'm sure no tablets have that, and I hope no tablet ever does.
4) Apple uses glass made by Corning, so it could be Gorilla Glass 3, they just don't use it as a marketing point.
34. Damo579 (Posts: 238; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Apple will never have memory expansion in their products that's how it is. That's also how they make more money by getting people to pay for the higher memory models.
43. leewn (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
It's Ray S!how good he praise IProduct,and how sh!tty comment you get from other like Nokia and Sony!
47. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)
shut up apple, now google please let us know anything about nexus, at least release date or anything