Just a couple of days after unveiled its next-gen iPhones and innovative Apple watch, the Cupertino-based giant is reported to host another launch event on October 21.
AppleInsider, citing a trusted insider familiar with the company’s pre-launch logistics, reports that Apple has set internal project and marketing deadlines of mid-October, ahead of the planned unveiling of major new products during the second half of the month.
It is expected that Apple will introduce the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the iPad min, as well as its operating system OS X Yosemite, which has undergone a complete visual overhaul.
There’s speculation that the next-gen Apple devices may feature “anti-reflective” screens, which means that an Apple tablet can be used in bright sunlight.
The new operating system will reportedly offer a wealth of changes, including a new Spotlight feature, increased SMS support for iMessage and universal iCloud access for all devices, including Windows devices. However, Trudy Muller, a spokeswoman for Apple, declined to comment.
A Bloomberg report also sheds light on Apple being involved in the manufacture of its biggest-ever iPad which is expected to incorporate a 12.9in screen.
This gadget is only set to go into production by Q1 2015, which means that the iPads expected in October will likely be an enhanced 9.7in device, rather than the large 12.9in gadget. Apple’s next iPad is also expected to come with Apple’s A8 processor, a better camera, and a new gold color option.
Ming-chi Kuo, the credible Analyst from KGI Securities affirmed that the next-generation iPad Mini tablet will be introduced shortly. In his words, “We previously thought Apple would not release a new version of the iPad mini this year, but we now think Apple will launch an upgraded version with the same form factor,” as reported by Huffington Post.
Actually, Apple has used the fall quarter as its big product launch time for several times already, and it is the same time last year Apple unveiled its updated iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display.
Other Apple devices in need of upgrades include the Mac mini, MacBook Air, iMac, and the Apple TV, but few details suggest updated these models will be updated before the end of 2014, particularly given Intel’s delays with its next-generation Broadwell processors, reports MacRumor.
Apple will also make available retail stocks of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting 26 September in countries Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, along with 20 additional geographical locations.