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Apple's October 22 iPad event gets official, two new tablets expected

By Shawn Knight
Oct 15, 2013
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  1. Apple on Tuesday sent out media invitations for an October 22 event where the company is expected to unveil the fifth generation iPad as well as the second generation iPad mini. The event will take place at the Yerba Buena...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,690   +1,068

    A multi-colored logo for the event with the tagline 'We still have a lot to COVER'. Sounds like one of the main features of these new ipads will be multiple colored covers. Pretty colors haven't exactly moved a lot 5c models, maybe it'll work with tablets.
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I really hope Apple unveils a retina iPad Mini and the new iPads, plus updated MBPs. The Apple TV refresh seems likely. If all of these rumors are true, we could be looking at a massive unveiling from Apple. 2 new iPads, new MBPs, OS X Mavericks, Apple TV, Mac Pro. I am really excited.
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,178   +1,849

    Yeah. I'm so excited for Apple that I feel a bowel movement coming.
     
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  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Here, take a like.
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    And terrible app compatibility, for the iPads?

    I'm still waiting on a feasible explanation on how Apple can reveal a Retina Mini without mass fragmentation, and a possible higher-res iPad.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Well, apps have to progress with tech. We arent gonna stick with the same resolution ipad for more than 3 years. People will want more. In order to do that, app devs will have to keep up.
     
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    The only problem is, Apple will release yet another product that has no app ecosystem. (iPhone 5). And, as I said before, the only way to make sure there is minimal fragmentation is to make the retina screen twice the resolution. I firmly believe such a resolution at 9.7 inches does not currently exist.
     
  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +195

    If this came with a sarcasm tag, I'd rephrase it this way:
     
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  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    True. This may occur again with the iPhone 6 next year.
     
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    And if it does, it will be months before apps will work on such a phone. Old apps will 'function', sure, but they will be tiny and surrounded on four sides by black bars.
     

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