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“In just a few short hours” (thanks Apple!) Apple’s new products will be revealed. We expect a new Retina iPad mini 2, a slimmer iPad 5, Macbook Pro updates, a new Smart Cover/Case and the release date for two already-announced products: Mac Pro and OSX Mavericks. The Apple Store has already been shut down ahead of today’s event and they announced earlier a live stream of today’s event is available here.
In other news, Nokia is expected to reveal today an iPad and iPod competitor.
Apple sent out invitations last week for the October 22 event which should be primarily focused on updated iPads, updates to the MacBook Pro line, updated Apple TV and release dates for two already-revealed products (Mac Pro and OSX Mavericks). This post is a quick guide to the details on the event tomorrow, what we expect Apple to reveal tomorrow with tech specs of the new products and the release date and finally a recap of the Mac Pro and Mavericks.
October 22 Event:
Apple’s invitation was released last week showing an apple with transparent leaves and the words: “We still have a lot to cover.” The event will take place in San Francisco, California at 10am PT. or 1pm EST. Apple has not yet announced they will be live streaming the event, although they may wait until the last minute to reveal this. I will not be attending this event and any news I find will be posted on my Twitter. There are links below to live blogs where they will actually be in attendance for the event. However, if you live in London, there will be a live stream that will take place at the Kings Place Hall at 6pm GMT. Finally, if Apple chooses to live stream their event at last minute, check it out here.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has said that 2014 will be a major product year for Apple. The mostly reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities has predicted that some of the new products Tim Cook is talking about include a higher resolution iPad 6, 12-inch Retina MacBook and a less expensive iMac. The iPad 6 will have a greater pixel density, up to 40% more pixels per inch (PPI). It will retain the same 9.7″ display we all know and love. Although rumors recently have pointed to a larger iPad display, a higher resolution model is more likely. In February of 2013, I posted about Apple likely creating a higher pixel density Retina display, code named “Retina HD”. The 12-inch MacBook would likely be released in Summer of 2014 with a Retina display and n brand new design. This MacBook is said to “redefine laptop computing” with its clamshell structure, Intel chip and potentially lower price. Finally, the lower cost iMac should help Apple compete with PC desktop computers and will be released during roughly the same time of the 12-inch MacBook.
This week we expect to see invitations for Apple’s rumored October 22 event where they will introduce a second generation iPad mini, iPad 5, OSX Mavericks and the Mac Pro they have been teasing movie-goers about for months. The iPad mini will have the same form factor, but have a Retina display. The iPad 5 will have a smaller form, like the iPad mini, and will be announced initially with the standard storage sizes along a 128GB model. Rumors have indicated we should see the new iPads in Space Grey, Gold and White. OSX Mavericks was announced at WWDC 2013 and should be out sometime before the end of Fall (December 21). The Mac Pro also will be out before the end of Fall, as said by Apple.
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