What’s better than one spring Apple event? Two spring Apple events, naturally. The folks from Cupertino evidently agree, for on Tuesday they dispatched invitations to the media for a gathering next Tuesday 22 October, in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater. The show kicks off at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern (4am 23 October AEST).
In teasing the event, Apple says, “We still have a lot to cover”; the image shows a kaleidoscope of the iconic leaf from the Apple logo in a variety of different colours – a very autumn-like image (reflecting the northern hemisphere season). No doubt much speculation is already focusing on the significance of said leaves.
Apple’s plans to hold this event were first reported by AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski last week, and later confirmed by The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple. It’s widely expected that Apple will take the opportunity to roll out new iPads, including a fifth-generation version of the 9.7in model and a new iPad mini that may feature a Retina display. Likewise, the company will probably take at least a little bit of time to discuss the forthcoming OS X Mavericks and redesigned Mac Pro, both of which are scheduled for a spring relase. And when it comes to Apple, you can never completely rule out something unexpected up the company’s sleeve. (Veiled smartwatch reference? Check!)
Of course, Macworld will be on hand with live coverage of every move Tim Cook makes, though we’ll try to hold off on reporting every breath he takes. Tune in live on Tuesday 22 October to join me and Jason Snell for all the action.
by Dan Moren, Macworld