Looking Ahead To Apple’s Oct. 22 Special Event

              On  Oct. 22, Apple will unveil their final batch of new products for 2013-14. Expected are new iPads and Macs, the official launch of OS X Mavericks and the next-generation Mac Pro.
Here’s what you need to know heading into Apple’s next special event:

The iPad 5

  • Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad will receive a rare design change on Tuesday, plus some new features. 
  • By the end of the day, the iPad 5 will look a lot like a super-sized iPad mini, with many of the internals of the iPhone 5s.
  • This means a thinner design (and yes, new cases), along with an A7X-powered processor, new camera, and more.
  • Most likely, the iPad 5 will also include Touch ID. However, at least one analyst says that isn’t happening, so we’ll have to wait and see.

The iPad mini 2

  •   The iPad mini 2 could feature a Retina Display and an improvement on the 1024 x 768 pixel resolution of its predecessor – possibly fronting a TouchID fingerprint scanner into the bargain.


OS X Maverick

  • It’s been four long months since Apple demoed OS X Mavericks at WWDC. Since that time, developers have been testing a series of preview versions of the new Mac operating system. On Oct. 4, Apple made the gold master, or final version of OS X Mavericks, available to developers.
  •  OS X Mavericks includes a number of goodies including iOS carryovers, Maps and iBooks, plus new features such as Finder tabs, and tags. OS X 10.9 also includes improved support for multiple displays, a better Notification system, and iCloud Keychain.
  •  These features, while nice, aren’t exactly revolutionary, which suggests that Apple may offer OS X Mavericks as a free update in the Mac App Store. At a minimum, the update shouldn’t cost anymore than did its predecessor. OS X Mountain Lion launched at $19.99.

New Macs

  • The MacBook Air and iMac have each received updates in recent months. Both models now include Intel’s next-generation Haswell processors and support 802.11ac Wi-Fi. These additions, and others, should arrive on next-generation versions of the MacBook Pro and Mac mini.
  • Also arriving should be the new Mac Pro. First demoed at WWDC, the revolutionary new model has been completely redesigned for 2013. The biggest questions now are when it will be released to the public, and more importantly, what it will cost.

Updates to Apple’s own apps

  • Last month, Apple changed the look of most of their stock apps to reflect the minimalist design of iOS 7. Apps such as iPhoto and GarageBand, however, have remained the same.

  • That will probably change soon after the iPad event. Icon images have now surfaced that suggest a refresh is coming soon, not just to iPhoto and GarageBand, but to other Apple apps as well.
  • Speaking of iWork, Apple could soon unveil the first significant change to the suite this decade across multiple platforms, including OS X. If true, the update would arrive just months after iWork for iCloud was released as a public beta.

New iPods

  • Once Apple’s most popular product line, the iPod has seemed like an afterthought in recent years. The iPod Classic hasn’t seen an update during this decade, and changes to the iPod shuffle and iPod touch have been minimal, at best. Only the iPod nano seems to change every few years.

  • We’ll probably see only modest iPod updates introduced next week. The biggest unknown is whether the iPod Classic is refreshed, retired, or left alone for a fourth straight year.

Apple TV

 Apple has remained mum on the future of the Apple TV, and whether an actual television set is coming. In recent months, Apple has added a number of new channels to the existing product, including Watch ESPN, HBO Go, and more.

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