It has been a great September for Apple as the company’s newest iPhones are briskly selling where they are presently available while other countries are still eagerly awaiting the arrival of the premier handsets into their realm.
As if this victory is not enough, Apple has also confirmed the rumor about its October media affair when the fruit firm started distributing invitations to certain media people and selected guests for the event. As the confirmed murmurings mentioned, Apple will hold its event on October 16 in the Town Hall of its Infinite Loop Campus located in Cupertino. Typical of Apple, the show will start at 10 AM Pacific time (1 AM Eastern Time).
Similar to last year’s presentation, Apple is expected to introduce its updated iPad lines during this October event. Users are looking forward to the following updates/upgrades for their favorite tablet: the A8 processor, which also powers the new iPhones; the TouchID Fingerprint Sensors, also present in the previous iPhone 5S and the current slew of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; an even thinner profile, thanks to the laminated Retina display; some enhanced camera features; and a new gold color option for those who like shiny things. As for the next generation iPad Mini, users are also expecting some, if not all, of these updates to also be incorporated into their tablet of choice.
Turning to Apple’s desktop and laptops, rumors abound about Apple’s 27-inch iMac to receive an ultra-high 5K Retina display update which would make its resolution double that of the current iMac line. Though the new iMac will receive a display update, the new line will still use the current Haswell processors as Intel’s new Broadwell chips will not be available in time for Apple’s announcement. As far as the MacBook is concerned, Apple is expected to present a new MacBook Air with Retina display which will come in only one size (a 12-incher) but the device may not be readily available upon launch and will be pushed back to 2015. Finally, the smallest sibling in Apple’s desktop line, the iMac Mini, may also get its own update where some quarters are saying it will be something totally radical and unexpected.
Of course Apple’s presentation will not be complete without its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, which has been in development for several months now. The newly optimized OS will most likely be made available for download during the said event which had become Apple’s tradition in the past desktop and laptop unleashing.
A lot to look forward to this Thursday so don’t forget to mark your calendars.