Apple to unveil new iPads, Macs on October 15

By on September 16, 2013, 4:00 PM

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 press event on October 15.

Most believe Apple will debut the next generation full-sized iPad as well as a new iPad mini a month from now. The larger iPad 5 is expected to have a slight redesign that will see it more resemble the iPad mini while the latter device will almost certainly receive a Retina display.

The second part of Tim Cook’s “busy fall” is likely to include new Haswell-powered Macs and the launch of OS X Mavericks. The updated operating system is said to be pretty much finished. As such, a gold master could arrive any day now unless Apple decides to seed one final beta to developers.

The rumored date originated from MacGeneration, a French blog with a track record that’s described as mixed at best so take the news with a grain of salt. Apple did launch the fourth generation iPad and iPad mini last October which means we could very well see the same thing for 2013.

Apple’s new iPhone 5S and 5C will begin shipping this Friday, September 20. Current iOS users can pick up a free copy of iOS 7 starting on Wednesday, September 18.




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Guest said:

Another yawning event I suppose...I'm still disappointed with their recent unveil.

JC713 JC713 said:

Cant wait for the iPad 5.

Another yawning event I suppose...I'm still disappointed with their recent unveil.

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

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

"..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.

JC713 JC713 said:

"..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.

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?

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

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 ...

Guest said:

All I read was Apple Cult meeting October 15

JC713 JC713 said:

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 ...

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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