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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.