If techies ruled national holidays, today would be known as "iPad day," and for a good while now, we've been looking forward to the grand unveiling of the fifth-generation Cupertino slate. In today's announcement, the fruit company has not disappointed, and as well as bringing an entirely revamped, thinner and lighter overall design, the device is also more compact, boasts some tidy new display tech, and a brand new name: iPad Air.
Today, Apple will be making some pretty significant announcements at their special media event, with the iPad 5 and Retina iPad mini both expected to be showcased alongside a number of other products and services. It mightn't always be the case that Apple events are streamed online for all to see, but thankfully, those looking to follow the action in its entirety can do so via live stream.
We are now just a couple of days away form Apple's media event - an event that we all expect the company to announce at least two new iPads at. With that in mind though, it's also an event that we suspect will see one or two other products shown off, even if they aren't all quite ready to ship.
As the days count down towards Apple's big iPad event on Tuesday, October 22nd, all the preparations are underway at the venue that will play host to be big unveiling to iPad 5 and iPad mini 2.
It seems like it was just five minutes ago when excitement levels were being raised in preparation for the iPhone 5s/5c event at Apple's Cupertino campus. With that event now under wraps and firmly in the past, the company has moved onto the next chapter by sending out media invites for the October 22nd event that we believe will see the introduction of the next-generation range of iPads.
It had to be the worst kept secret in the technology industry, and just about anyone with even a passing interest in Apple or iPads already knew that it was on the cards, but Apple is indeed set to hold an iPad announcement event later this month according to AllThingsD.
Now that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c releases are out of the way, attention is beginning to turn to what we all expect to happen within a few weeks; new iPad announcements. Now that the iPad 4 and iPad mini are nudging their 1 year birthdays, it doesn't take a genius to come to the conclusion that Apple is more than likely gearing up to release newly revised versions of its two tablet devices.
Apple's iPhone may have dominated the headlines over the past couple of weeks, but we're still expecting one or two more big announcements from Tim Cook's men. The iPad 5 has been a constant topic of conversation ever since, well.. the iPad 4's arrival toward the tail-end of last year, and with the iPad mini providing a stellar example of design and build quality, it is widely suspected that the fifth edition of the full-size model will borrow much of its aesthetic qualities from its compact cousin. New smart covers leaked to various channels seem to further corroborate this notion, and with any luck, an iPad mini-fied iPad 5 will be upon us at some point next month.
In the run-up to last week's announcement of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, reports indicated that the next gen iPad could also see a September showcasing. That mightn't have materialized, but now, rumor has it that Apple's next event could be held a month from now, on October 15th. Apart from the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2, the Cupertino company has a bunch of new products to introduce, including the Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks and a Haswell-enabled MacBook Pro with Retina display, and while we don't know exactly what Apple has in store for next month, MacGeneration seems be sure that an event is happening. More details can be found right here after the jump.
It seems almost certain that Apple will introduce two new iPhones on September 10th, the date set for a special media event to showcase the budget iPhone 5C and the flagship iPhone 5S. But while we continue to see leaks an hear rumors of the iPad 5 and second-gen iPad mini, there hasn't been much indication to suggest that the upgraded tablets will be launching alongside those new iPhones. However, a report from Bloomberg cites "a person familiar with the matter" in stating that the Cupertino company has “several more game changers” in the offing, which could mean that we see those new iPads at the very same event.