New Apple iPad announcements may come October 21st

New Apple iPad announcements may come October 21st
We know that there are new iPads on the way, because... well, obviously there would be. It's a new year, which means refreshes on all flagship devices. As usual, Apple likes to have some time between the iPhone announcement and iPad, and now we're getting word that the new iPads will be announced on October 21st. The news comes via unnamed "sources familiar with the matter" from The Daily Dot, but it seems reasonable enough, because Apple tends to target the Tuesday around that date in October. Last year's iPad event was held on October 22nd, and the 2012 event was on October 23rd.  So, the unnamed sources could just as easily be a calendar and an educated guess.

Almost definitely on the docket for the event will be refreshed versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini. There hasn't been a ton of rumors around what changes to expect, but they will likely be mostly internal updates, like the new A8 chip, as well as the likely addition of TouchID sensors on both Apple tablets. The report also says the newest version of OS X, Yosemite, will be released right after the event, and that will bring support for the Continuity features between MacOS and iOS.

The real question surrounding the announcement is whether or not the rumored 12.2-inch iPad Pro will be part of the event. Apple had promised new product categories announced this year; and, we have gotten those with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and the announcement of the Apple Watch. There have been rumors the larger iPad won't be released until next year, but that doesn't necessarily mean we won't see it announced now, just as we did with the Apple Watch. 

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20 Comments

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Please give us 2GB Ram and bring Logic Pro to iPad :D

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I swear to god I don't know how much more I can agree with this. Apple putting 1GB of RAM in their last gen iPads was probably the most frustrating thing about using one. Three or four tabs open with Safari anyone?

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Magic 8-Ball says no 2Gb of RAM this year. :-(

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am making this post with a 3rd Gen iPad (1st with Retina display and LTE) running iOS 6.4, and I have 15 tabs open in Safari with no problems. I am waiting until the iPad ships with 2 Gb RAM before upgrading. I might upgrade to the 2014 Air if I can open 10 tabs in Safari with iOS 8, but I passed on iOS 7 - it just wasn't playing well with 1 Gb in the Apple store.

4. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

iPads might be the only thing apple is good at, can't say anything bad about them except maybe the price.

20. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

And mbp

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iPad Air for mrs. J

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're kidding - right?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why would I be kidding, when that's what she wants?

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What about a new iPod touch ?

19. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Well the iPad market killed the iPod Touch and also the iPhone having so many gigs just for music too There might be one in the horizon but I doubt it. I have the iPod Touch 5th generation and love it but I don't think there will be another one because of the dominance of the iPad and the iPod sales aren't good because of it.

17. Iodine

Posts: 1503; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

That's great ! I am waiting for the next iPad mini with Retina display. A8 is amazingly efficient and if it would come with that all new Retina HD Display it would be awesome.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That would rock

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