A host of Apple related websites have named 22 October as the day for the launch of the latest iPad updates. AllThingsD seems to be the original source and, as MacRumors notes, that website has a pretty good track record when it comes to predicting the timing of Apple events.
AllThingsD.com says Tuesday 22 October is the day to circle in your diaries and, as well as the latest versions of Apple’s iPad line, we can also expect the new official release of the Mac Pro and the Mac operating system OS X Mavericks.
The website wasn’t able to ascertain where the event will be held, but claims that it won’t be at San Jose’s California Theatre – the location Apple used last year to unveil the iPad mini. John Paczkowski for AllThingsD suggests the two most likely spots are Apple’s Town Hall (where the iPhone 5s and 5c were revealed last month) or the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
All indicators suggest that the newest full-size iPad, the fifth-generation of the tablet, will be thinner and lighter, and feature an improved, eight-megapixel camera. Like the iPhone 5s it is expected to run the new 64-bit A7 chip, although whether or not it will also feature the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is still up in the air.
And, despite rumours of delays to the release of the iPad mini with Retina display, AllThingsD is pointing to this version of the smaller tablet also being revealed on 22 October.
The date is doubly notable as Nokia is holding its Innovation Reinvented showcase the same day, while Microsoft starts shipping its new Surface 2 tablet the day before. Tuaw.com reckons these two events will give Apple plenty of material for a spot of ‘snark’ in its event.
To seal the deal on the rumoured date, Jim Dalrymple over at The Loop has blogged one of his renowned not-so-loquacious responses to the suggestion, “Yep.”
by Macworld Australia staff