Apple’s latest and greatest smartphones are just about out, but fans won’t have to wait too long before the next Apple devices are unveiled.
According to AppleInsider, a reliable source let on that the Cupertino company 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.”
The Daily Dot gave a more definite date, claiming that Apple will hold an event on October 21 to unveil two new iPads and the launch of OS X Yosemite.
Apple has showed off new products in October in previous years, and in 2013, Apple unveiled that iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini at an October 22 media event.
This year, Apple are expected to reveal the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, and possibly a 12.9-inch iPad that has been dubbed the iPad Pro.
KGI Securities analyst and reliable Apple product tipster Ming-Chi Kuo noted in a report that the iPad Air 2 will have “significant spec upgrades.” It is expected to be thinner than the original iPad Air, pack the new A8 processor, an anti-reflective screen coating, a full-lamination touch panel, a gold-colored casing, and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
The iPad Mini 3 might get Touch ID tech, but Kuo is not confident of it.
As for the iPad Pro, it could have a stylus and a 4K resolution screen, but not much is known about it other than that the supply side has been laying ground work for its production “for at least a year.”
Tim Cook, who plans to “shake up the iPad Line,” might go on stage to show off the iPad Pro, but like the Apple Watch, it is currently expected to be released in 2014.
As for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, if last year’s experience with the iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini are anything to go by, they should be available in early November.