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Rumor: Apple to Hold New iPad Event October 22

If you or anyone you know has 'iPad' on your wish list this holiday season, you might want to hold off on your purchase for another couple of weeks. According to the latest scuttlebutt, Apple's got an iPad event scheduled for later this month.

AllThingsD cites people familiar with Apple's plans that say the company has two new iPads to show off at the end of October. These are the fifth iteration of the full-size iPad as well as a second-generation iPad mini. The iPad mini was released last year but (rather surprisingly) did not come with Apple's retina display. Rumor has it that's going to change this year, as Apple will up the resolution of its 7.9-inch tablet from 1024x768. The iPad mini is also said to be getting an upgrade to the A7 chip (the current version runs on Apple's second gen A5 SoC). The new full-size iPad is rumored to feature Apple's newest A7 SoC and a lighter design.

Not that two new devices aren't enough for us to sink our teeth into, but AllThingsD's sources say that Apple may also use the October 22 event to show off the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks. Mavericks hit Gold Master last week and though Apple has not specified a release date, previous versions of OS X have been released the same month they hit GM, so it's looking pretty likely.

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  • JD88
    Apple will bump the resolution up slight higher than 1080, charge $350 for this, and then claim it's industry leading.

    The Nexus 7 has been leading this segment for 2 years and counting. The only thing Apple is the learder in is playing catch up ball.
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  • Tuishimi
    Is it me or is Apple losing its showmanship and drama? By that I mean, they used to be able to get people worked up for just a couple times (maybe twice) per year... all kinds of build up and everyone whether pro- or anti- got excited to see what Apple would be showing / releasing. Now I feel like they have an event every month or so. (I know I am wrong about that, of course).
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  • nguyenm
    Nokia is having Nokia World on Oct 22nd, 2013 in the middle east as well. I will be looking forward to that more than Apple's event hands down.
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  • smokeybravo
    It's funny how a lot of people in the technology community hate Apple, but Apple is one of the most valuable countries in the world. It's like the nerd being upset someone else took his crush to homecoming.
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  • fleeb
    People hate Apple for being smug conditioning people that everything they do is perfect and for spreading FUD, not for it being a rich company.
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  • WithoutWeakness
    11686126 said:
    It's funny how a lot of people in the technology community hate Apple, but Apple is one of the most valuable countries in the world. It's like the nerd being upset someone else took his crush to homecoming.

    Apple isn't a country, though I'm sure they've considered buying a small independent nation and planting their HQ there to avoid US tax laws.
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  • colson79
    Tech people hate Apple because somehow they bought into the hype that Google is looking out for them with Android. It's sad really since Samsung and Google are just as bad as Apple when it comes to spreading FUD.
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  • JD88
    11686126 said:
    It's funny how a lot of people in the technology community hate Apple, but Apple is one of the most valuable countries in the world. It's like the nerd being upset someone else took his crush to homecoming.

    11686409 said:
    Tech people hate Apple because somehow they bought into the hype that Google is looking out for them with Android. It's sad really since Samsung and Google are just as bad as Apple when it comes to spreading FUD.

    Less to do with that than the fact that Apple continuously releases sub-par products and overcharges for them, copies other products and then claims innovation, and tries to patent troll their competition instead of making competitive products. It also has to do with the fact that Lord Jobs was basically an egomaniac who treated his employees like dirt and was known to throw fits when he didn't get his way.

    In addition, the majority of people who buy Apple products only do so to make a "mee too" fashion statement and are relatively ignorant about the product aside from the fact that they know its "cool" and what everyone else has. Apple knows this and that's why they include things like stickers with their product.They want you to put that logo on your bumper where others can see it. It's also why they make a big deal out of the mindless sheep standing in line outside of the stores to be the first to have them. That's not about quality, that's about proving something socially.
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  • game junky
    People that like their Apple devices will be excited, people that have Android/Windows Mobile devices will not care. Have an iPhone, very happy with my iPhone. Had an iPad2, was very happy with my iPad but really need any for day to day stuff so I sold it. The newest iPads won't have a niche in my life, but I know plenty of people who are excited to upgrade their older iPads assuming the price and quality is right. Here's what everyone is predicting and they're most likely correct:

    iPad Mini will swap to retina display - close to/higher than 1080p res. It will more than likely switch to the iPhone5C's design scheme/color options.

    iPad will upgrade processor, come with a biometric scanner and change design elements to resemble the iPhone 5S. Per usual, it will become a little thinner, a little lighter and the battery life will slightly improve.

    Doubtful they're ready to unveil the iWatch or the iTV, but it could be something they're going to use as a surprise. Lord knows I am sure they're tired of seeing the Samsung Galaxy Gear commercials without having some kind of retort and they could take a serious chunk out of the Xbox One sales by creating a new TV watching experience.

    That's my guess
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  • colson79
    11686528 said:
    11686126 said:
    It's funny how a lot of people in the technology community hate Apple, but Apple is one of the most valuable countries in the world. It's like the nerd being upset someone else took his crush to homecoming.

    11686409 said:
    Tech people hate Apple because somehow they bought into the hype that Google is looking out for them with Android. It's sad really since Samsung and Google are just as bad as Apple when it comes to spreading FUD.

    Less to do with that than the fact that Apple continuously releases sub-par products and overcharges for them, copies other products and then claims innovation, and tries to patent troll their competition instead of making competitive products. It also has to do with the fact that Lord Jobs was basically an egomaniac who treated his employees like dirt and was known to throw fits when he didn't get his way.

    In addition, the majority of people who buy Apple products only do so to make a "mee too" fashion statement and are relatively ignorant about the product aside from the fact that they know its "cool" and what everyone else has. Apple knows this and that's why they include things like stickers with their product.They want you to put that logo on your bumper where others can see it. It's also why they make a big deal out of the mindless sheep standing in line outside of the stores to be the first to have them. That's not about quality, that's about proving something socially.

    Written like a true android fan boy. Anyone who buys an Apple product is automatically a mindless drone who buys whatever Apple sells. This is a common theme spread around by fandroids. As IT professional myself I love technology and I have purchased and tried a lot of devices from a lot of different companies and I completely disagree with your opinion that Apple released inferior hardware. In my experience their overall hardware packages is far Superior to the offerings from most Android devices. You can't just look at some spec's and numbers giving you have to take the whole device in account from materials used, craftsmanship, etc. It has been proven time and time again through various benchmarks that iphones and ipad's outperform androids with superior specs. I have been using a Nexus 7 at work lately and it is a nice feeling device at a great price but the user experience is still way behind an ipad.
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