Apple announces press event for October 22nd

To no surprise, Apple has announced that it will be holding a press conference on October 22nd where it is expected that the company will announce its new lineup of iPads. With a new A7 chip now in the iPhone, many expect that Apple will use the same chip in the new iPad and that the iPad mini will receive a Retina display too.

At the same event, Apple is expected to announce the availability of OS X Mavericks which has recently hit ‘Gold Master’ which is Apple lingo for public release. The latest version of OS X will be delivered like the previous OS X releases and will come from the App Store.

The casing for the iPad 5 has apparently leaked ahead of the announcement and appears to feature the same colors of the new iPhone, which shouldn’t come as a major surprise as all of the previous iPads have had the same black and white coloring as the iPhones. The debate is still out if the iPads will feature Apple’s new TouchID fingerprint scanner but all will be announced next week.

What else could Apple announce? Well, for one, they could announce the release date of the updated Mac Pro which they announced earlier this year that is slated for release before the end of the year. Other whispers have hinted that Apple could update their Cinema display line but there is nothing concrete to go on at this point.

October 22nd will be a big day in the tech sector as Microsoft will be releasing its Surface 2 and Nokia will also be holding a press event as well that same day and it could feature a new tablet.

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DomZ said,
... (once recompiled) ....

But Apple has rosetta technology. I would suspect that would be the stop-gap to portability.
imagine rosetta for x86/ARM.... doesn't sound so different from PPC->x86 then you get drag and drop apps that just work.

DomZ said,

64bit might be a big thing if we ever get to the point where there's a dual boot device that switches between OSX and iOS, the 64bit 'Mac' apps would then be compatible (once recompiled) for the ARM 64bit? That's my long term take on it

That just doesn't seem like Apple's style (dual booting phone).

Shadrack said,

That just doesn't seem like Apple's style (dual booting phone).

I wasn't thinking of a phone. I was thinking of an iPad/Macbook Air hybrid, where you could detatch it and it switches to iOS

Lone Wanderer Chicken said,
Apple has lost their edge in my opinion, because they haven't really released anything truly innovative since Jobs passed. I highly doubt jobs would ever allow colored iPhones to ever make it out to market.

Oh cut the crap - it is pretty hard pressed to claim that since the iPad that they've released anything awesome and quite frankly none of the others in the industry have done it either. It is the same products tweaked and marketed as something 'new and improved'. The slide occured well before Steve Jobs died but fan boys on both sides fail to see the obvious just like Windows fanboys can't seem to grasp that Windows is the problem and therefore isn't the solution to Microsoft's woes.

Spicoli said,

You're actually going to try to argue that easily hacked gimmick is useful? Yea, let's put a fingerprint scanner on something you always your fingerprints all over. Brilliant!

So easily hacked, all you need is forensic know how and specialist equipment!

Spicoli said,
It's a rectangle like no rectangle before it!

I really have got to stop reading the (comments to) Apple articles on here. Not sure what I think I'm getting out of this.

CSharp. said,

I really have got to stop reading the (comments to) Apple articles on here. Not sure what I think I'm getting out of this.

I know that it is hard to keep up with how awesome apple will make the rectangle. But all the rectangle knowledge will be released soon!

Spicoli said,
Instead of name calling, explain why you think that.

Past numbers, build quality of Apple products, ecosystem. Want more?

stevan said,

Past numbers, build quality of Apple products, ecosystem. Want more?

I do believe iPad sales figures were down around 4 million last quarter, but maybe everyone is waiting for a 'retina' iPad-mini.

virtorio said,
I do believe iPad sales figures were down around 4 million last quarter, but maybe everyone is waiting for a 'retina' iPad-mini.

Yeah, the same thing that happens every year (or the quarter before the release) .. people can't expect consistent quarterly results it obviously going to die down as the iPad becomes old news and people are eagerly awaiting for it.

If we seen year on year decline of sales then maybe some of these 'doomed' claims would be warranted but there is absolutely no evidence.

Spicoli said,
Instead of name calling, explain why you think that.

Every iDevice sells more than the last.

It's a reasonable assumption based on past trends that the iPhone 5s and iPad 5 (or whatever they call it) will be their best selling devices.

It's the same iPad, new case, new CPU/GPU and iOS 7 that you can already have on previous iPad (except iPad 1). And let's hope it's going to be A7X, because retina needs better GPU. Fingerprint scanner? Is that usefull on a tablet? Same camera as the iPhone 5S?

It's missing something, you know, "Click-in" like keyboard maybe? It's lacking some innovation, we are at iPad 5th gen and it's the same thing, only with better spec.


There really hasn't been any significant "innovation" with the iPad line since the iPad 3. The chassis being lighter is nice (the iPad 3 and 4 are pretty beastly compared to other tabs out there).

I'll probably hang on to my iPad 3 until it just stops working before I upgrade to the latest model. Nothing compelling enough has been shown. When my iPad 3 finally retires, I'll likely upgrade to a retina iPad Mini.

I'm still on my iPad 2, and can't see any announcements from Apple making me want to upgrade just yet. I'd be tempted by a retina mini, but not tempted enough to upgrade as my iPad 2 technically does everything I need it to

Hey completely off topic, but does anyone know what keyboard cover Ashton Kutcher's character was using on the latest episode of 2 1/2 men?

Seems like that show does a good job of undermining Surface mindshare with similiar iPad accessories.

I am surprised nobody mentioned that there is a strong possibility of introducing much improved covers for the ipad... "we still have a lot to COVER"

We need to stop hating Apple so much. They are disruptive and turned this industry on its head. Examples:

OS X - Photo Realistic icons - Vista copied
iLife - Windows Live Essentials
Tiger - Spotlight Search - Vista delivered 2 years later
iPod - Play for Sure didn't work and where is the Zune now
iPod Touch - Zune HD anyone
iPhone - Steve Ballmer dismissed
iPad - Windows 8 3 years later to disasturous results.

Integrated ecosystem: Mac, iPad, iPhone

Microsoft: Surface, Nokia Lumia, Windows 8

I think we need to understand and respect that Apple managed to go where the hockey pock was going to be before anyone else and they have been successful for it.

I believe if Apple had not caused the type of disruption and innovation we have seen over the past 12 years, Microsoft would be charging $400 for Windows 8 Pro and probably not include much with their 5 year upgrade cycle.

Thanks for your post, Americans should be proud of Apple, the Apple story is an incredible American story, instead some Americans look to Samsung instead. It's quite sad really.

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