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Report: Apple to hold iPad event on October 16th

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Report: Apple to hold iPad event on October 16th
A new report on Friday states that Apple will be holding its iPad event on October 16th. This will take place on Apple's campus at Town Hall and will have a lot less glitter than the event that Apple held on September 9th that introduced the new iPhones, and Apple Watch. At the upcoming event, Apple is expected to unveil the Apple iPad Air 2 and the sequel to the iPad mini with Retina display.

The new tablets will feature Touch ID for the first time, a gold color option, and be powered by the Apple A8 chip. Both slates could get a bump to 2GB of RAM.The rumored 12.9 inch Apple iPad Pro could be unveiled at the event, although that would be a longshot considering that the large-screened slate isn't due to be released until 2015.

The  new iPad models will also support Apple Pay. But because the tablets are not expected to include NFC connectivity, iPad users will be limited to using the feature for online transactions and app purchases. In other words, you will not be able to swipe an iPad by a POS machine to make a payment at a brick and mortar store.

source: Recode via 9to5Mac

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posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:15 6

1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1347; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I'm really excited. iPads are one of my favourite tablets. Great for multimedias and entertainments. Can't wait to see what improvements they make this year.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 14:34 1

14. verbalize (Posts: 115; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I pray to God that it doesn't have the gap issue around the screen like the note 4. # gapgate

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 15:03 1

18. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Well my iPad air has the so-called "gapgate" in which you could easily slide a business card in, but the big problem is that it gets filled with dirt and other crap.

No one seemed to complain when apple did it.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 15:14 1

20. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


S-Gate/gapgate is fine as long as it's in the manual. RTFM please.

/s

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 15:31

23. bucky (Posts: 2459; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I'm going to call a flat out BS on that one.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:17 1

2. Busyboy (unregistered)


If it doesn't get 2gb of Ram at least, its irrelevant

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:38 3

5. bucky (Posts: 2459; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Why is that? Have you run out of ram on yours ever?

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:55 1

10. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I don't know if this problems is specific to RAM but I use to suffer frequent crashes when playing injustice on my roommates' iPad 4. I also had such problems in other graphic intensive games.

Since iPad 4 had a very powerful GPU and CPU I suspect it maybe because of the limited RAM. But its just a speculation.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 15:15 1

21. TA700 (Posts: 62; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Try clearing all the unused apps or restart the device before starting the game.
It can be a sign of insufficient RAM, happened on wife's early ipad.
I remember checking the error messages on the ipad, they were all pointing to memory problems.
After every update to the game (size got larger) the problem got worse.
You'll have to do that before connecting to wifi else the messages will be sent and emptied from the device.
** I'm not sure if the current ipads allow users to view system logs anymore,
it was the original ipad my wife had.

It's a nice device, sadly held back by insufficient RAM at times.

posted on 04 Oct 2014, 13:01

27. GreenZone (Posts: 146; Member since: 04 Mar 2014)


Find an app called "sysactivity" in the appstore, that should get the job done.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 14:04 1

12. UglyFrank (Posts: 1580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Safari is forever force closing on my iPad Air

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 14:17 1

13. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Try atomic browser. It'll never reload the pages.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 23:51

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Atomic is old and hasn't been updated in a long time.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 17:40 1

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I did of my iPad Mini 2 because of this. Replaced it with my MBPr and now my S5 with the 6 Plus. :)

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:37 1

3. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


get ready for the bendgate ipad trend smh.....coming soon

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:49

9. Iodine (Posts: 1303; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


iPad's are far bigger and bigger objects bend far more easilly than iPhones.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQPtpx_Ew0M
But still it's very strong and nobody is complaining about it being constructed poorly, that is reserved for trolling all new Apple products like iPhone 6 and as you pointed out the next possible target are new iPads as well.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:58 1

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I found a pic of you broseph. Stop putting tablets in your pocket.

http://fashionablygeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ibap-352x510.jpg?cb5e28

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 17:41

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


LMFAO.

+1

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:38

4. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


New iPod Touch?

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:39 2

6. bucky (Posts: 2459; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I don't see anymore of those comig out

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 15:11

19. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


You're wrong. They will because the iPod Classic has been cut off so Apple needs to make a 128GB iPod Touch.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:40

7. B-power (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


Looking worward to it. My ipad 3 is still very good except for safari.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 13:43

8. Iodine (Posts: 1303; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Make it thinner by a lot, because there is a lot of.... air in iPad Air.
But please, do NOT bring the protruding camera to the iPad, it's not that bad on the iPhone, but a jiggling iPad is a terrible idea.

The most requested feature is that thinner laminated design for me, otherwise the iPad is pretty much perfect.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 14:34

15. boriqua2000 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


How is it that samsung can provide the users of their phones free music through the Milk Music app? Comercial free music by the way.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 14:56

16. GreenZone (Posts: 146; Member since: 04 Mar 2014)


Isn't it too early to refresh the ipad lineup?

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 14:57 2

17. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Looking forward for the iPod Touch 6th Gen! and you can't argue that it wont come out because Apple just killed their iPod Classic line so iPod Touch will def get refreshed to have 128GB!

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 15:25 1

22. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


the new ipend coming?

posted on 04 Oct 2014, 17:47

28. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Don't u mean #ipadbendgate?

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 05:17

29. janis (Posts: 273; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


another ipad with phone specs from 2000. with millions of useless apps.

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