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October 22 Event: The Full Breakdown

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Here is the full breakdown of all the new products that Apple announced at 10am PT today.  Check us out on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with tips, news and rumors for next year’s Apple devices.  We should see a large iPhone 6, full-sized Apple TV and iPads with Touch ID.

Apple covered a lot of new products today.  Click below to see them all!

Apple covered a lot of new products today. Click below to see them all!

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October 22 Event: The Day Of

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Check out Apple.com to see this beautiful advertisement for today's event.

Check out Apple.com to see this beautiful advertisement for today’s event.

“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.

After the event today, I will post a full breakdown of Apple’s new products including lots of pictures and the tech specs.  For when my post goes live, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Apple will be revealing the new iWork in the Cloud today at their event.

Apple will be revealing the new iWork in the Cloud today at their event.

Attention ladies and gentlemen: the Apple Store has been shut down for the iPad event.

Attention ladies and gentlemen: the Apple Store has been shut down for the iPad event.

In other news, Nokia is expected to reveal today an iPad and iPod competitor.

 

October 22 Event: What to Expect

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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.

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater is prepared for Apple's event on at 10am PT on October 22.

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater is prepared for Apple’s event on at 10am PT on October 22.

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.

Live Blogs:

iPhone 5S sitting on an iPad mini 2 on an iPad 5 (rumored)

iPhone 5S sitting on an iPad mini 2 on an iPad 5 (rumored)

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October 22 Event Invitation Released

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Yesterday afternoon, Apple finally released their event invitation for the iPad-focused event on October 22.  We expect Apple will announce the slightly thicker Retina iPad mini (second generation), the slimmer iPad mini-shaped iPad 5 (fifth generation full-size iPad), the release date of OSX Mavericks and the Mac Pro.

October 22 Event

 

Invitation Clues:

“We still have a lot to cover”

  • “We still” –> Apple isn’t finished yet announcing products, the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 are expected to be announced around this time and Apple is secretly confirming that “yes, we know and yes are going to be talking about iPads.”  Also, “still” refers to them updating their products, not necessarily announcing new ones.
  • “a lot” –> 2 new iPads do not qualify as “a lot”.  Apple is expected to announce the iPads in addition to the release date for OSX Mavericks and the Mac Pro.  Does 4 new products count as “a lot” to you?
  • “cover” –> very interesting choice of word, could it refer to the new color choice for the iPads (Space Grey, White and Gold) or maybe a new Smart Cover because their iPad 5 is changing form or something.
  • The colors of invitation and transparencies are interesting, I don’t think it has a direct referral to the iPads.  The leaves could represent Autumn, since the event is in Autumn and the colorful transparent leaves could relate to iOS 7.
  • Here’s a crazy theory: I mentioned on Facebook that 71% of users have upgraded to iOS 7 within a month.  What if the leaves represent people who have upgraded.  The non transparent leaves represent people who have not upgraded (they are in the minority towards the top of the invitation) and the transparent leaves are users who have upgraded (the majority towards the bottom of the invitation).  Or the leaves are covering one another, directly relating the the “We still have a lot to cover”.
  • We will know within a few days.

 

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iPad 5 Tech Specs:

  • Touch ID
  • 7.2mm thin due to thinner display
  • iPad mini-like design, narrower bezels
  • storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • camera: 8MP rear facing, 1.2MP front facing
  • colors: Space Grey, White, Gold
  • same prices as previous generations

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iPad mini 2 Tech Specs:

  • Touch ID
  • Retina display with 324ppi (2048×1536 resolution)
  • same form as previous generation, maybe slightly thicker to incorporate Retina display (like the iPad 2 vs. iPad 3)
  • A6X processor (same as iPad 4)
  • storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, potentiall 128GB
  • camera: 8MP rear facing, 1.2MP front facing
  • colors: Space Grey, White, Gold
  • same prices as before

 

 

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Quick iPad Update

Also, the iPad-focused Apple event is scheduled for October 22 (as confirmed by AllThingsD and Jim Dalrymple).  This event will roll-out a new Retina iPad mini, a slimmer iPad 5 and potentially OS X Mavericks and the new Mac Pro (that are coming Fall 2013).  Apple has not confirmed this and they won’t until roughly a week prior to the event.  We should see the invitations for the event sometime between October 14 and October 16.

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September 10th Event: One Week Later

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It has officially been a week since Apple has revealed their new iPhones.  We saw the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C be announced, but some other products came out too, but were left unannounced.  Here’s the recap:

iPhone 5C: the mid-tier iPhone 5 in multiple colors

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Apple usually decreases the price of the previous generation iPhone when they release a new one.  In theory, Apple should have brought the iPhone 5 to $99, the iPhone 4S to $0 and the new iPhone 5S was starting at $199.  However, they switched things up and discontinued the iPhone 5 in favor of the updated iPhone 5C, which is available in multiple colors.  It has similar specifications to the iPhone 5, like camera (back: 8MP, front: 1.2MP), A6 processor, LED flash, panorama, etc., but it is also a little heavier (lighter than the iPhone 4S), has a polycarbonate (plastic) back, slightly larger and bulkier and a battery battery.  This iPhone starts at $99 for the 16GB model on contract.

 

iPhone 5S: the best iPhone 5 ever

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This iPhone was highly expected because Apple always announces a new numbered iPhone (ex: iPhone 4, iPhone 5) and a year later, they announce an updated model with the “S” attached (ex: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S).  This model has improved specifications and always includes some extraordinary, like the iPhone 3GS had a video camera, iPhone 4S had Siri and now the iPhone 5S has TouchID (fingerprint scanner).  This iPhone is the same size and weight or the iPhone 5, it has an improved battery, a new A7 processor with a separate M7 motion tracking processor, the ability to take slow motion videos, a dual LED flash and TouchID.  This iPhone starts at $199 and comes in Black/Space Gray, White/Gold and White/Silver.

 

iPods: the silent color update

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The iPods were silently updated to include Apple’s new Space Gray color.  The specifications remain the same, but this new color is now available.  Since Apple decided to quietly update the old models with Space Gray, this suggests they will not be updating the iPods anytime soon.  Although the iPod Classic has not been updated since 2009, it is still available in two colors.

 

If you noticed any other updates to iDevices, leave a comment below.

Finally, don’t forget iOS 7 is coming out tomorrow.  Based on Apple’s history, they usually release the new operating system sometime between 9:30am and 10:30am PST or 1:30pm and 2:30pm EST.  Make sure you back up your iDevice before you update.

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