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Apple to unveil new iPads, Macs on October 15

By Shawn Knight
Sep 16, 2013
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  1. We aren’t even a week removed from Apple’s iPhone 5S, 5C media event yet we’re already hearing rumors concerning Cupertino’s next major product announcement. Early indications suggest Apple is preparing to showcase the next wave of iPads at a special...

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  2. Another yawning event I suppose...I'm still disappointed with their recent unveil.
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Cant wait for the iPad 5.

    What did you expect? This has been the trend with Apple. They do a major redesign, then the next year, release an upgraded model.
     
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    "..while the latter device [iPad mini] will almost certainly receive a Retina display."

    Any sources? Viable bits of info?

    If mini gets Retina, that means the whole iOS dev kit needs to change to fit custom resolutions, all devs need to be working on making alternate UI designs for their apps, and general chaos. I don't think a leak can be contained if that's the case.

    The alternative is that Apple just does it, and there will be zero 3rd party mini-retina-optimised apps on launch or in the near future.
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Most iPad apps were optimized for the retina display within a few months. But yeah, I wonder what resolution they will go with. 1920x1200 maybe?
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    If they are sane, it'd be a multiple of 768x1024. However, therein lies the problem that a retina mini would have a better screen than a standard ipad. And I don't think a 3072x4096 9inch display currently exists. That's higher than 4K UltraHD ...
     
  7. All I read was Apple Cult meeting October 15
     
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Haha yeah. I dont know man. Didnt Sharp come up with a really high res panel recently? I think people were saying that they were gonna be used in next gen iPads.
     

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