Apple schedules event for October 16, iPad Air 2 should be unveiled then

Apple just announced that it’s going to host a press event next week, on October 16, at its campus in Cupertino. As always, the company does not mention what the event is about, but it says that “it’s been way too long” - possibly referring to the fact that it’s been almost a year since its iPad Air was introduced (on October 22, 2013).

As we told you last week, Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPad Air, likely called iPad Air 2, on October 16. New Macs could also be announced, alongside a new iPad mini.

Some photos that allegedly present an iPad Air 2 replica were revealed earlier today, showing a tablet that’s thinner than the original iPaid Air, while having a home button that might include Apple’s TouchID fingerprint scanner. Other features that the new iPad reportedly has: Apple’s new A8 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 MP rear camera. The upcoming tablet should have storage options from 32 GB to 128 GB, and three color versions: silver, grey, and gold. 

You can see the iPad Air 2 replica that we mentioned above in the slideshow below (keep in mind that we can't be sure that this is what the real iPad Air 2 will look like):

via: 9to5Mac

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iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 7340 mAh



1. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Two days.... Two roaring giants Two awesome tabs AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!

2. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Seems to be a good time of the year for all tech lovers.

3. RudioX

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

nexus 9 will be half price, better OS, very good CPU GPU from nvidia, cant wait Google...

7. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

does your nexus 9 play bioshock?bastion?

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, also BioShock 2/Infinite, Transistor and millions of other PC/PS4 games through Nvidia Game Stream/PS4 Remote Play And natively Half Life 2, Portal and Trine 2

9. hekoheko

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

Wrong aspect ratio. Was hoping N9 to be 4:3 like the first leaks suggested. But it seems that Apple only understands to put proper aspect ratio on tablets.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Right, so I can watch media on half the screen with nice black bars, because tablets are for productivity.

12. hekoheko

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

80% web browsing, 10% gaming and 10% youtube videos. But thats just me.

4. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

So this is going to be an interesting event. I say that mostly because I wonder what hardware improvements there are left to be made on an iPad that is event worthy. Apple has done small upgrades to their MacBook lineup as well as upgrades to the iPad without an event being held. But I don't see any changes that could be made on the iPad that would equal the dramatic change of the iPhone we saw last month. Then again, I've lost interest in tablets since I started using the iPhone 6 Plus. Not to say there isn't a market for them, but I do wonder if we will see the sales of the iPad mini drop given the screen size of the 6 Plus.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This'll be interesting. might have to Craigslist my mini 2.

6. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

what she said

8. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

why pay $800 for iphone 6 plus when you can buy an upgraded ipad mini with LTE?

11. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Because one is a phone and another is a tablet.

14. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

install hangout on your lte-capable ipad then you got a phone

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said Bucky sometimes you just have to school these fanboys

13. Duke19

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

I like my Air, but they need more than 1g of ram. Browser crashing has started to become the norm even after relatively light usage - hopefully they decide to up that with this announcement.

16. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I would like for Apple to go with 3GB of RAM and 2Ghz dual core A8. This is what we have been asking for. However, in reality we will only get 2GB RAM and clock speed bump to 1.5Ghz.

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