Apple iPad event to be held October 22nd
posted by Michael H. / Oct 08, 2013, 4:24 PM
As is tradition for Apple, the 22nd is a Tuesday. AllThingsD says that the event will be invitation-only, as is customary for Apple; and, the focus of the event will be on the 5th generation full size iPad as well as the second generation iPad mini. But, Apple's upcoming MacOS update, Mavericks, should also get some time, as will the new Mac Pro (though we were hoping to see a MacBook Pro update).
Also as is tradition, the new iPad is expected to be thinner and lighter, and it is expected to be overall smaller because of reduced bezels. The device is expected to be fitted with Apple's new A7 processor. The second generation iPad mini is expected to get the same treatment, along with a new "retina" display (although what that actually means is up for debate). There have been rumors putting the new fingerprint scanner on both devices, but nothing has been confirmed on that yet.
If the announcement is October 22nd, that puts the likely release date for the new tablets around the end of this month or the first week in November. But, there have been consistent rumors of big supply problems with the iPad mini, so stock could be very limited to start.
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0_0 Does it come in gold too? LOL
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 4:32 PM 0
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Really APPLE ! Its the same day my result gets announced.........f**k this date........:@
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 4:35 PM 0
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Apple get ready to shut up and take her money. 32 gig white and gold, with cellular data. Daddy likey
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 4:35 PM 2
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Really wishing Apple would come through with a black-and-gold version. As it stands I'll be getting a space-gray Mini.
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 4:40 PM 4
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Maybe a black back plate, but the chamfered edge and metal ring around the Touch ID are gold. Very small accents, but it would give it a very nice appeal without looking gaudy. The leaked iPad mini's gold color looked a bit deeper and more rich than that of the 5S, I don't really like that, so it's either silver or space grey for me. I'm leaning towards the silver because Apple hasn't really done a great job of anodizing aluminum in the past and the color would chip off (at least for the first batches).
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 12:41 AM 0
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iPad 5 is coming,the king of tablets.
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 4:45 PM 5
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wont come close to nexus 10 and Note 10.1 2014
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 4:51 PM 3
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I'm kind of pumped about this one. The iPad 4 was kind of a cop out...too much like the iPad 3 than a newer version. Personally, I'm more existed about an iPad mini with Retina Display than the iPad 5.
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 5:24 PM 4
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I think the only question is retina iPad mini. And if so what price? If not it would look embarrassing to release the same resolution mini.
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 6:16 PM 0
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They usually keep the same price point for new iPads. If I remember correctly, when the iPad 3 came out it was the same price as the iPad 2 was, despite the Retina display. I expect them to keep the same pattern with the mini.
posted on Oct 09, 2013, 12:48 AM 0
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My eyes on that new iPad Mini. Guaranteed a pre-order from me if its packing an A7 and higher resolution display! :) Also as a side note, thanks Apple for announcing the day before my birthday ^_^ last year they did it on the day hehe.
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 7:48 PM 0
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