Report: Apple Planning iPad Launch Event in Late October
Apple is reportedly planning another major product launch next month, when they are expected to reveal two new iPads.
According to an Apple Insider report, the company is working on an internal project with marketing deadlines for mid-October that would lead up to a special event held later in the month. The rumor is in line with speculation that Apple will unveil its next-generation tablets in just a few weeks.
The timeline matches up with Apple's normal product-refresh cycle, too — last year, it launched the iPad Air and iPad Mini with retina display on Oct. 22. The devices went on sale in November.
It's expected that the iPad Air and Mini will get faster processors (the A8), which is the same chip in the iPhone 6and iPhone 6 Plus. The devices may also feature Touch ID, the fingerprint scanner found in the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
It's likely OS X Yosemite, the next-generation operating system for Macs, will officially launch at or just after the event, too. Last year, Apple revealed the new iPads and rolled out OS X Mavericks at the same time.
Don't expect new MacBooks, though. Intel's next processors, codenamed "Broadwell," have been hit with delays. However, the MacBook Air laptop may be getting a big upgrade by mid-2015, with the inclusion of a retina display in three colors: slate gray, silver and gold.
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