Here’s What To Expect From Apple’s October 16th iPad / Mac Event
Apple has announced its next event for October 16th at its campus in Cupertino, California. Earlier, the September 9th event saw the announcement of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and of course, the Apple Watch. Those awaiting the new iPad, iMac, OS X Yosemite had to wait a bit longer. Well, Apple is making roars with its announcements lately, and here’s what you can expect at the October 16th event at Cupertino!
iPad Air 2
An obvious successor to the iPad Air, the new tablet – unofficially dubbed as the iPad Air 2 – will be Cupertino’s sixth generation 9.7-inch tablet. There are rumors that this beauty might be powered by the Apple A8 processor akin to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, unlike the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the iPad Air 2 may be shipped with 2GB of RAM, doubling its predecessor. The new tablet will likely sport Touch ID and Retina HD display.
iPad mini 3
Referring to it as the iPad mini 3, it is expected to be powered by the Apple A8 processor, sporting a Retina HD display as well. And like the iPad Air 2, we may see it bundled with 2GB RAM and the Touch ID feature.
5K Retina iMac, 27-inch
Apple is said to be planning on launching a 27-inch iMac that will be sport a 5K Retina display, powered by the Core i7-4790k Haswell generation processor. There’s a chance that AMD will now be the choice of GPU for the new iMac.
OS X Yosemite
OS X 10.10 Yosemite brings in some aesthetic changes, such as flatter and modern looking icons. With improved features such as new data sources for Spotlight search, Handoff, Mail Drop, Markup feature, ability to handle SMS messages synced across iOS (iOS 8.1 required) and Mac devices, etc., OS X Yosemite aims to be looking into more than just aesthetics.
iOS 8.1 has already seen a couple of beta releases. And Apple plans to add some major improvements and previously announced features with the public release of iOS 8.1. Features like Apple Pay, Handoff and SMS sync across iOS and Mac devices will be made available with iOS 8.1, including some bug fixes and performance improvements.
As we wait till the 16th, which product has you more excited? Let us know and stay tuned for more news coming your way!