The calendar may be running out, but Apple’s going to get in some more product announcements before the end of the year. The company has announced that it will be holding a media event in San Jose’s California Theatre next Tuesday, October 23 at 10am Pacific time – which makes it 4am Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, October 24 in Australia.
The event comes soon after Apple’s last media event on September 12, in which the company showed off a new iPhone 5, updated versions of the iPod touch and iPod nano, and more. And yet, Apple teased in its invite that it has “a little more to show you”.
Much of the speculation about an October event has revolved around the possibility that the company might release a smaller version of the iPad, which the tech press has taken to calling the iPad mini. Such a device would probably have a display of between 7in and 8in, and would seem to be a lock for the event, despite doubt from some clearly uninformed pundits.
In recent days, more rumors have surfaced about the event, including the possibility of a 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display, and a potential revamp to the Mac mini and iMac. Some also forecast a refresh of the current 9.7in iPads, replacing the 30-pin dock connectors with the same Lightning ones as used in the iPhone 5.
Other suggestions have included a push by Apple on the reading front, perhaps with updates to iBooks and iBooks Author, or a focus on education.
Whatever Apple does roll out next week, you can be sure that Macworld Australia will be on hand with its customary live coverage. Tune in on Wednesday at 4am EDT.