“Apple on Tuesday confirmed that it will hold a media event next week, where the company is preparing to unveil its second-generation iPad mini and fifth-generation iPad, along with other anticipated products,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Apple’s fifth-generation iPad will represent the first major redesign of the hardware since the iPad 2,” Hughes reports. “Specifically, it’s expected that the full-size iPad will adopt many of the traits of the iPad mini first introduced last year. Most significantly among those is a thinner bezel to the left and right of the display when the iPad is held in portrait mode… Based on years past, it’s likely that next iPad will feature an improved version of the current high-end A7 processor, which debuted in the iPhone 5s. A so-called ‘A7X’ chip would likely offer even greater performance to drive the 9.7-inch display, powering the latest games and apps in a 64-bit architecture.”
Hughes reports, “he 2nd-gen iPad mini will likely upgrade to a high-res Retina display. To simplify matters for developers, it’s expected that the iPad mini Retina display will feature the same pixel count as the full-size iPad. That would place the iPad mini with a much higher pixel density than the 9.7-inch iPad, by packing the same amount of pixels into a smaller 7.9-inch display.”
Much more – Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks, MacBook Pro, Apple TV – in the full article here.
Apple sends invites to October 22nd special media event – October 15, 2013