It’s official – Apple has announced their fall 2013 event, which is going to be hosted on October 22nd, 2013. Stating, “We still have a lot to cover”, it’s expected that we’re going to hear a lot about multiple products during the event later this month. But what exactly will Apple be covering at the October 2013 Apple Event? We can’t know for sure now, but there are quite a few things we can expect.
One thing we can be certain is that Apple will update their iPad line, with two new models. The iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 are expected to be the focus point of the event. We don’t know what new features Apple will bring to their iPad line, but it’s expected that the iPad 5 will be redesigned, and have a similar style to that of the iPad Mini.
The iPad Mini has its own set of rumors as well.
The iPad Mini was a huge success, but there was one complaint that Apple may fix with the release of the iPad Mini 2 – the screen. Apple may be updating the iPad Mini to have a retina display, although analysts are suggesting that Apple will put off a retina display until the iPad Mini 3.
Both iPads are expected to have a fingerprint scanner and may be available in new colors, similar to the iPhone 5S.
New Mac Computers
Apple’s MacBook line is expected to be updated, with the announcement of several new laptops. Apple’s retina laptops are expected to be updated, with the main improvements being its processor. Intel’s new Haswell processors will make Apple’s laptops faster, as well as using less power which results in an increased battery life.
But what about Apple’s non-retina laptops? It’s unknown whether or not Apple will decide to update these, as it’s speculated that, while Apple will still offer them, they may slowly phase them out in favor of their retina line of laptops.
We’re expected to hear more about the new Mac Pro as well. While it was announced at WWDC earlier this year, a lot of information was left out, including a price and release date. We’re expected to finally receive this information at the Apple event on October 28th.
Mac OS X: Mavericks
Similar to the Mac Pro, Mavericks was showcased at WWDC earlier this year, but no official release date was set. However, this is standard for Apple software, and developers have been able to test pre-release builds of Mavericks throughout the past few months.
Mavericks is expected to be released shortly after the Apple event, and will likely be priced at $20. As always, newly purchased Macs should be able to update to Mavericks for free when it’s released.
Apple hasn’t really surprised us the past few years, and that’s likely not going to change at the October 2013 Apple event. However, Apple’s tagline, “We still have a lot to cover” may be a sign that we are due for one. But what could it be?
Many believe Apple may announce an Apple-branded television sometime in the near future. Rumors regarding an Apple-branded TV started in 2011 when Steve Jobs announced that he had ‘cracked’ the secret to HD television, stating, “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine”. An Apple-branded television may have been in production for years, and it may be time to announce it. We’ll have to wait and see.
What are you looking forward to the most at the next Apple event?