New iPads? Retina iMac? What to expect at Apple’s event tomorrow

“In September we got two new iPhones, a new version of iOS, and a preview of the Apple Watch, but all of those products represent just a sliver of Apple’s complete hardware lineup,” Andrew Cunningham reports for Ars Technica. “For tomorrow’s event, Apple will reportedly be turning its attention to its tablets and computers.”

“For the third October running, Apple is set to introduce new tablets. The interesting thing is that we’ve seen plenty of part leaks for a new iPad Air, but much less solid information about a new iPad Mini — we’re assuming both will be updated in some way, but the bigger tablet may end up receiving the bigger boost,” Cunningham reports. “Part leaks and other rumors suggest that at least the larger of the two iPads will use a more powerful A8X processor and 2GB of RAM, the latter of which would be a first for any iOS device.”

“People in a position to know are saying we’re due to get a new Retina iMac tomorrow—it would be the second of Apple’s Macs to go Retina, and it would follow the first Retina MacBook Pro by more than two years,” Cunningham reports. “The screen will be the most exciting part about these new computers, but it’s also the thing we know the least about. It’s not clear what size the computer will be (current models are 21.5 and 27 inches; most 4K-and-up panels are on the larger side, though). We don’t know if we should expect multiple models, or just one. We don’t even know what resolution the screen will be, exactly.”

Much more in the full article here.


  1. What I expect is for all these idiotic uninformed articles about what to expect to end! Hundreds of them have said the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over.
    Hey phoney pundits. If you don’t have something to say, DON’T SAY IT!

    1. To be fair, we have had quite a bit of fun on this forum over the years speculating on new Apple products. We waited each year to find out what Mac was being upgraded or actually redesigned. The iMac evolution was interesting – I nearly bought one of the “lamp” type iMacs with the domed based and the flat screen monitor on an arm. With iOS in the picture, there are a lot more Apple products than there used to be, but the anticipation is still there each time.

  2. Apple kills the laptop line.

    Macbook Air is the new iPad Air Pro – hence the 12.9″ tablet thinking here.

    The all new iMac becomes a huge 27″ tablet.

    – ok nothing I said is gonna happen – just like the articles

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