It’s been way too long: At what is Apple’s special event invitation hinting?

“Apple Inc. is gearing up for its next media event on October 16,” Louis Bedigian writes for Benzinga. “It could be the firm’s event of the year, but will it live up to Apple’s September 9 extravaganza?”

“The official invite indicates that Apple will introduce a product that either has not been refreshed or is something consumers have been waiting a long time to see,” Bedigian writes. “Patrick Moorhead, President and Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, hopes that Apple is referring to its long-awaited Apple TV refresh. ‘What I would like it to be [is] an upgraded Apple TV with gaming capabilities,’ Moorhead told Benzinga. ‘That’s what I would like to see. I think [an actual] TV is out of the realm of possibility at this point, though I do think it’s something people would like to see.'”

“Sean Udall, CIO of Quantum Trading Strategies and author of The TechStrat Report, thinks Apple might be hinting at new features for the next-gen iPad,” Bedigian writes. “‘I do think what’s pretty clear is that they’re obviously going to have an iPad refresh,’ Udall told Benzinga. ‘Has it been too long for the iPad not to have Touch ID? That’s not going to be a big surprise, but I do think the iPad is going to have Touch ID.'”

Apple's invitation to the media for their October 16, 2014 special event
Apple’s invitation to the media for their October 16, 2014 special event

 
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MacDailyNews Take: Or “It’s been way too long” could simply be a funny little remark about the short period of time that has elapsed since Apple’s massive September 19th event.

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It’s official, Apple confirms October 16th special event: ‘It’s been way too long’ – October 8, 2014

41 Comments

      1. Will, should that be ‘Apple ][c’?

        With opposing square brackets, right?

        On another note, the ‘way too long’ could also hint at the TV thing of the past, that Mr Cook mentioned in his recent interview with Mr Rose.

  1. A new display, thin and cool, would be welcome.
    A 15″ Retina Macbook Air would be hot!
    An Apple TV universal remote with a touch screen and icons for all channels … meh never mind!

  2. Personally, I’d love to see Touch ID on the MacBook air (and other apple keyboards) combined with news that ApplePay/TouchID will be available to any web merchant who wants it. ie, one touch SECURE payment on the web

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