Apple will hold a special event to announce updated iPads alongside MacBook Pro and Mavericks OS X in less than two weeks . Sources close to AllThingsD have revealed that Apple is all set to unleash new devices on October 22. The speculated announcement date is the same as Nokia World to be held in Abu Dhabi, where the Finnish giant would announce a 6-inch FHD phablet device.
Apple has always been secretive when it comes to iDevices. More or less, the upcoming iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 have been leaked several times in the past. Apple iPad is said to have a reincarnated design, just like the current generation iPad Mini. The next generation iPad Mini 2 is rumored to have Retina Display.
Apple is also said to be working round the clock to make iPads as good as any other high-end smartphones in respect to imaging cameras. It might be surprise to see TouchID fingerprint sensor on updated iPads.
Apart from iPads, Apple is very much ready to announce updated MacBook Pro with Intel Haswell processor and even more simplified design. With the holiday season approaching, Apple would like to launch, a follow up of OS X Mountain Lion. Mavericks OS X is a new generation of software made for Mac devices.
GizBot has come up with top expectations from Apple's October 22 event. Take a closer look!
Apple iPad 5
The Cupertino-based giant is looking to announce the successor to iPad 4 for quite some time. Finally, the rumored announcement date i.e. October 22 seems believable to some extent. Industry Analyst are predicting that the next generation iPad 5 to be a lot thinner than its predecessor. Interestingly, the iPad 5 is said to have improved 8-mega pixel rear facing camera with LED Flash light , just like the iPhone 5S.
Apple is said to be priced at par with current generation iPad 4. The iPad 5 would have a 9.7-inch Retina Display, 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB of ROM, iOS 7, A7 chipset ( 64bit), 8MP camera with LED Flash light, Silver/ Gold/ Grey ( rumored available colors), 4G LTE , among others.
Apple iPad Mini 2
Expectation No. 2
The Apple Mini made a decent impact on users worldwide. The biggest drawback with first generation is that the display is underpowered in comparison to competitors. After the launch of Asus Nexus 7 2, Apple has no choice except to announce the iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display.
The design will likely to be unchanged. Moreover, it is suspected that Apple would not be able to deliver iPad Mini 2 enough during crucial holiday season due to production issues. It is known whether Apple would be making any announcement around the iPad Mini 2. The device is expected to get similar internal hardware as the iPad 5. The 7.9-inch Retina Display tablet will be powered by iOS 7.
Apple has unveiled updated MacBook Pro earlier this year at WWDC 2013 conference. The design of the updated MacBook Pro is stunning. The new Mac Pros is said to be the bestsellers this holiday season.
Mavericks OS X
The new processor made for Mac is expected any time soon. The anticipated update will include some changes to memory management. The processor handling would enhance the battery life, a good thing for heavy users. Apple has issued final release of Mavericks OS X last week to developers.
Expectation No. 5
We have already seen the iPhone 5S with TouchID fingerprint sensor. Yes, the technology is really cool but its implementation in real world need to be studied closely. The street is abuzz with rumors that both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2 would be getting TouchID fingerprint sensor. Recently, a hacker has managed to hack TouchID fingerprint sensor, raising alarm all over.