It’s the time of the year again for new generation of Apple iPads and Macs to be unveiled! As speculated, Apple has officially called for a special Apple media event which is scheduled to happen next week, October 16, 2014 (10 AM Pacific Time or 1 AM Philippine Time of Oct. 17th) at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA.
Based on last year’s schedule, this upcoming Apple October 2014 Keynote event is dubbed to reveal the next iteration of Apple iPad Air (possibly named iPad Air 2) and iPad Mini (iPad Mini 3) as well as upgrades for both iMac and Macbook lineup although the Cupertino company kept mum about the specifics of the event on their press invite.
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Apple iPad Air 2 Event
As per recent rumors, the new Apple iPad Air 2 will sport an even thinner design measuring at only 7.0mm (0.5mm thinner compared to the current iPad Air) thanks to a new display assembly. Although general aesthetics and form factor remains the same, some physical changes will be implemented like elimination of the mute/vibration button, a larger single row speaker grill instead of two, repositioned microphones, and the inclusion of Apple’s TouchID fingerprint sensor.
Powering the iPad Air 2 will be the new Apple A8 processor (same as the iPhone 6) and a 2GB of RAM while storage capacity will now start from 32GB instead of 16GB and will be available in three colors – Grey, Silver, and Gold. Both front and rear cameras will also get their long overdue upgrades from 5MP (megapixels) to an 8MP rear iSight camera and a 1.3MP 720p Facetime front camera. NFC connectivity and Apple Pay features were also rumored to be included in this update.
Mac OS X Yosemite
One more thing to expect during the event is the official public release of the newest version of Mac OS, the Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) which was earlier announced during the WWDC 2014 event last June. The OS X Yosemite brings with it a new redesigned interface as well as new features like Continuity, Handsoff, Airdrop, Instant Hotspot and many more.
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