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