Posts tagged: Apple Event

More details about the upcoming New York based Apple event

Apple’s next event is coming up soon, set to take place on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time – in New York City instead of Cupertino.  The event will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House and Apple will, as per usual, provide a live stream of the event on it’s website as well as through the Events app on the Apple TV.




We’re expecting to see two new super thin iPad Pro models with USB-C, no headphone jack, better displays, an updated Apple Pencil, Face ID, slimmer bezels, a smart connector on the back of the devices, and no Home button.


The smaller iPad Pro is suspected to hit 7 inches wide (178.52mm) and 9.7 inches tall, while the larger model will be 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall.


Also tentatively rumored to be announced is an update to the iPad mini, which, having not been updated in years, would be pretty nice.



We should also see Mac updates to the MacBook, iMac and Mac mini with the possibility of a new low-cost notebook, and people have been talking about the hope to see new AirPods and (finally) see the release of the Airpower, the device, which was first announced in Sept of 2017, would charge three devices at once.


We’re looking forward to the iPad Pro models in particular!



Apple Event media Invites go out!

Apple has sent out media invites for it’s upcoming iPhone event! We think that means it’s actually happening!? Here are the most important details:


The event will happen on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.


The media invites offer a first look at what we can look forward to ( kinda) and feature the tagline: “Let’s meet at our place.” (via The Loop)




This event is reported to be the biggest Fall event in years, mostly because the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone is expected to bring with it a fairly different redesign of the iPhone we all know and love. Think a glass body with an edge-to-edge display, a vertical rear camera, facial recognition capabilities, a much improved processor, and wireless inductive charging functionality. We can also likely expect two other, more-like-what-we-know iPhones  (4.7 inch and 5.5 inch) to be released as well.



Rumors are also building around a third-generation Apple Watch with an LTE chip that allows it to be decoupled from the iPhone (Yes!), and the possibility of a new 4K Apple TV.


Following the event, we should see the release of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4.


In case you guys want to watch all the fun and Appley -excitement, Apple will be streaming the event live on its website and on the Apple TV.


Bring it on.



Special iPad Apple Event announced! Details here!



According to those master secret finder-outers Re/Code new Apple event is coming, this time focusing on the iPad. On Thursday October 17th, Tim Cook will suit up and get ready to (allegedly) announce updated iPads, as well as the likelihood of new Retina iMacs and the official public release of OS X Yosemite.


The event will be held at Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium.


The updated iPad Air and iPad Retina Mini are both said to come with better A8 processors (the same as in the iPhone 6), an upgraded camera, and Touch ID. There is talk that the iPad Air will also be available in the Gold color we’re familiar with from the recent iPhone incarnations.


And, finally, while their on their ‘big things’ roll, there are rumors that Apple will also announce a new 12.9-inch iPad, expected to launch the 2nd quarter in 2015.








iPad mini with Retina Display






Along with the iPad Air, Apple also gave us a shiny new iPad Mini. With Retina display. Yeah, we all knew this was coming, but it’s still awesome. Because Retina is Awesome. D’uh.


The new Mini has the same 7.9-inch display BUT with the retina display the screen now has four times the pixels, with a full 2048 x 1536 resolution.


It’s ever so slightly heavier and thicker to compensate, but the good guys out there who have held it say that it’s not really noticeable.


The other extra on the upgraded iPad Mini? It also comes with the new A7 chip seen in the iPhone 5S. The super fast & super powerful 64-bit A7 processor makes scrolling and everything else notably faster and smoother.


The Mini with Retina comes with an improved 5-megapixel camera and the front FaceTime camera comes in HD with larger pixels to help in low light, and duel microphones. It also comes with Multiple-input and Multiple-output tech that gives the device faster Wi-Fi capabilities. It maintains it’s 10 hour battery life.





The Fancy Retina Screen comes at a price, beginning at $399. BUT it is now being offered at 16Gb, 32Gb, 64Gb AND 128Gb.


iPad Mini with Retina Display with Wi-Fi – $399 for the 16GB model, $499 for the 32GB model, $599 for the 64GB model and $699 for the 128GB model.


iPad Mini with Retina Display with Wi-Fi + Cellular – $529 for the 16GB model, $629 for the 32GB model, $729 for the 64GB model and $829 for the 128GB model.


You can still get the original iPad Mini at  LOWER price, with the 16Gb starting at $299 for Wi-Fi and $429 for Wi-Fi + Cellular.


They will be available in Space Grey and Silver.






It will be at some point in November.



Also: There are expert analysts who say that the iPad mini with Retina Display will be really hard to get your hands on until early next year (These guys don’t really have a lot to do with Apple themselves, except that they study them and have secret sources and stuff).


So, if you’re planning on getting one as a Christmas Present, you better get your best Christmas Present Getting Boots on early, and on well!










Images courtesy of Apple, TodayIFoundOut, KnowYourMeme &

Next Apple Event October 22nd!



Thanks to AllThingsD, we’ve got a date of the next Apple event! With announcements of new products and upgrades and wheeee!


(so far unconfirmed by Apple, but that’s pretty normal.)


Pencil it in kids: October 22nd, 2013.


The event will most likely focus on all things iPad, although Mavericks OS X and the new Mac pro will also probably get a look in.


The fifth gen iPad is expected to be announced, with more than a passing resemblance to it’s little bro the mini, with a thinner, lighter design and smaller side bezels ( the bits beside the screen).


It is also expected to have  a 64-bit A7 processor and an improved 8-megapixel camera.




According to up and coming tech leaker Sonny Dickson – these are leaked pictures of the 5th Generation iPad next to the current gen.






The mini is expected to have a nice little upgrade, with similar 64-bit chip and camera improvements as it’s big bro as well as a retina display. FANCY.


Just a word of warning- According to some, the iPad mini won’t have much availability once it is released. Because it’s fancy, ya see.


There have been leaks (unconfirmed) that the upgraded iPads MIGHT come in the gold color seen in the much sought after in the iPhone 5S, and/or equipped with the Touch ID also seen on the iPhone 5S.


Both the 5th generation iPad and the upgraded iPad mini should be offered in Silver & Space Grey, if not Gold as well.


With the announcement looking like it’s 99% on October the 22nd, we’ll probably be seeing the launch of the upgraded products on November 1st.


In the tech world, the date of Apple’s fall event coincides with both Nokia’s Innovation Reinvented showcase, and the retail debut of Microsoft’s new Surface 2.


What do you guys think, are you excited about the announcement or over it for the year?


Will you get a new iPad or iPad Mini?






Image courtesy of , Sonny Dickson & Zazzle.