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Friday, October 24th, 2014

Big Things Popping: Apple Announces iPad Event

ipad-eventApple recently released new versions of its iPhone product line, the iPhone 5S and 5C, and while early sales reports indicate the new phones are successful, most analysts were expecting more products to be unveiled at the last event, specifically a new iPad.

Now it appears Apple is ready to show off its latest products at an Oct. 22 event.

According to allthingsd.com:

“Apple has a couple more new products to announce before the year is out, and it plans to unveil them in a few weeks time.

“People familiar with Apple’s plans tell AllThingsD that the company will hold its next invitation-only event on Tuesday, October 22. The focal point of the gathering will be the latest updates to the company’s iPad line, but the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time as well…”

Fans of the iPad have been eagerly waiting for an update on both the full sized iPad and the iPad mini, and they’re expecting specific features.

As reported by techcrunch.com:

“It’s unclear whether Apple will up the Mini to retina resolution this time around, but that seems fairly likely. The larger iPad is expected to get trimmed down bezels and a thinner casing and, we would assume, will also get the A7.  A report last month from CE’s Micah Singleton pegged the iPad event date and says that Apple’s iPad mini will not get the A7 processor, instead relying on Apple’s A6, currently used in the iPhone 5C. The AllThingsD report says that the mini will get the A7. There have been some leaks that point to the new iPads getting Apple’s new TouchID fingerprint recognition as well… but that’s unconfirmed as of yet.”

There’s also some speculation over whether Apple will offer any new colors to the iPad line that it introduced with iPhone 5S and 5C.

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