Rumors are once again buzzing about Apple’s plan for an October 16 (not October 21, as previous reports said) affair where the fruit firm will undoubtedly unveil its next generation iPads, the 27-incher Retina display iMac and the latest iteration of its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite.
Certain quarters have it that the Cupertino company will hold a media event in the next two weeks and this time; the said affair will be held at the company’s own Town Hall Auditorium in its corporate base in Cupertino. The event is rumored to be not as big or as glamorous as the one Apple had for the launching of its premier mobile handsets, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last September.
A lot of murmurings had been floating about Apple’s October event but this is the latest one which specifically gives a date the firm would present its wares to the media. Expected to take center stage during the affair are Apple’s new iPad Airs and iPad Minis which would be sporting updated processors, the A8, the same one powering the new iPhones; TouchID Fingerprint Sensors, again, similar to that of the iPhones and perhaps an anti-reflective laminated display which would enable the users to see their iDevices’ display clearly even in the brightest of light. Aside from the regular shades, rumors also have it that the new iPad line could also include a gold color which would complete the circle of colors for all iDevices like the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S before them.
Also expected to be in the event’s limelight is the recently rumored 27-inch iMac which would get its first taste of the high resolution (5120 x 2880) 5K display – the first time Apple will introduce such an update for its all-in-one desktop line. This iMac is also rumored to use an AMD graphics processor instead of the usual Nvidia Graphics Processing Units (GPU) which Apple uses for its current line of iMacs. On the downside, it is said that these new iMacs will not use Intel’s Broadwell processors as these will not be available until 2015 but will be powered by the latest Haswell chips instead.
To complete Apple’s fall event, the company is expected to finally announce the release date for the next version of its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, which have been under development for quite some time now.
Surely, this October will be a very busy month not just for Apple but also for the company’s avid followers too.