It seems Apple has a lot going on in its product pipeline, and with the clamor over the new iPads, it’s easy to forget about the Mac products. Apple announced today they’ll be holding a media event on October 22nd where the Cupertino company is likely to unleash the next generation iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. Mac users, however, will happy to hear a new rumor has now surfaced that points towards MacBooks and Mac Pro desktops.
We all know the iPad 5 exists, we’re only waiting for the official announcement from Apple. We’ve seen the rear panel in high-quality images several times, showing a design similar to that of the iPad Mini. The rumor mill has also suggested the iPad 5 will launch in the same colors as iPhone 5S: gold, silver and space gray. We’ve seen the rear shells in space gray, and today we have some photos of the purported iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 in gold, complete with a gold tinted background and a gold tinted site identifier. You be the judge.
The rumor mill is churning out more iPad 5 rumors, with the latest coming as a set of images from Sonny Dickson. These images suggest the fifth generation iPad will be adopting the iPad mini design, which would make it lighter, thinner, and more portable.
Apple’s expected iPad 5 event is only a couple weeks away and we have already seen leaked images of most of what’s to come. The only thing we cannot predict for sure is how the internals of the device will look and function. With AllThingsD reporting that Apple will unveil the new iPad lineup on October 22nd, let’s take a look at what we can expect from it.
Well, look what we have here. We all had a pretty good idea Apple would hold a press event this month to unveil the much-anticipated iPad 5 and iPad mini 2, and it looks likes we have a rumored launch date now, courtesy of the folks at AllthingsD. One of the more trusted sources for Apple rumors, AllThingsD accurately predicted the iPhone launch event, and we believe they may be correct this time, as well.
Apple’s iWatch is still a mystery. We haven’t seen many leaks related to Apple’s wearable device, but rumors do suggest it’s in the pipeline. A new poll conducted by Piper Jaffray suggests an Apple iWatch could be huge seller for the company in the first year. Piper Jaffray conducted the survey of 799 U.S. consumers, and the results showed a penetration rate between 2 and 4% among iPhone owners.
The rumor mill never quits churning, and now the folks at ETNews, citing industry sources, claim the upcoming iPhone will feature a screen of up to 5-inches. The publication also claimes the upcoming iPad will feature thinner bezels as with the current iPad mini with thinner bezels, and that the iPad mini 2 will not include Retina display, and will be launched next year. Furthermore, a 12.9-inch iPad will also be released next year.
Hardly a day goes by in which we don’t hear rumors about the upcoming iPad mini 2 and iPad 5. This one is more of a prediction, suggesting the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 will feature 8MP cameras with a larger aperture, similar to what Apple introduced in the iPhone 5s. The current iPad 4 and iPad mini both contain a 5MP camera with f/2.4 aperture.
Apple released iOS 7 on September 18th, followed by two subsequent updates: iOS 7.0.1 and 7.0.2. Recently, users started experiencing problems with Messages, which Apple acknowledged and promised to fix in a coming update. Now, a rumor suggests iOS 7.0.3 is being tested by Apple employees and will be released next week.
Apple is rumored to be holding an event later this month to unveil the highly anticipated iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 with Retina display. If rumors are to be believed, the supply of the purported iPad Mini 2 could be constrained, at least for this year. It’s a situation similar to that of the iPhone 5s, which is sold out in most retail locations, with Apple’s online store showing a shipment date of October. This means users might have to wait for weeks before they can get their hands on the iPad Mini 2, which could and could affect sales this holiday season.
Apple released the highly anticipated iPhone 5s and the plastic iPhone 5c last month, both of which are available on several carriers in the US, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. However, these may not be the only carriers who will launch the latest iPhone lineup; a new rumor suggests Boost Mobile will offer the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c in the near future.
We’ve heard rumors in the past that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will be handling the production of Apple’s upcoming A8 chip. Currently, Samsung is producing the chips used in the iPhone, despite being the biggest rival of the Cupertino giant. A new report from Korea, citing industry sources, suggests that TSMC will be producing 70 to 80% of the A8 processors, with Samsung still handling the rest.