Apple’s iPad event is slated to happen in two weeks on Tuesday, October 22nd, according to the venerable AllThingsD. Not only will the iPad and iPad mini be updated, but the “new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time as well.”
Expect the unveiling of the fifth-gen iPad with faster internals (including the 64-bit A7 chip from the 5s) and a slimmer design. The second-gen iPad mini is also rumored to come with faster specs and a more lightweight exterior, and depending on who you ask, it will also have a Retina display. If the mini does go Retina, expect supplies to be incredibly constrained throughout the holidays.
There are still a couple wildcards with the new iPads. There’s the rumor that they will sport sorely-needed camera sensor upgrades. And now that we live in a world with Touch ID, it only makes sense for the technology to make its way to other iOS devices. Whether that happens this year or not remains to be seen.
Apple will announce its earnings for the previous fiscal quarter the following week on Monday, October 28th, and it’s very likely that OS X Mavericks will ship the following day on Tuesday, October 29th. Apple has released new iterations of OS X after earnings calls in the past, and that would put the release of Mavericks exactly a week after the iPad event. Mavericks has been rumored to ship in late October for awhile now, and the final developer GM of Mavericks was released last week.
AllThingsD wasn’t able to find out where the iPad event will be held, but it doesn’t think it will be the California Theatre in San Jose where last year’s iPad event took place. Last month’s 5s/5c event was held on Apple’s campus at Town Hall.
Update: In case you need more confirmation, look no further than Jim Dalrymple’s “Yep.”
- Source AllThingsD