October 15, 2013
Apple has sent out press invitations for an Oct. 22 media event to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif. beginning at 10 a.m. PDT. The event will focus on a new wave of iPads and Macs. “We still have a lot to cover,” reads the text of the invite. The upcoming event is likely to feature the arrival of the iPad mini 2, and iPad 5. The biggest question mark here is whether the former arrives with a Retina display. We'll also probably hear about the public release of OS X Mavericks and the next-generation Mac Pro. Both products were featured by Apple in June at WWDC. New MacBook Pros and Mac Minis should also be announced. As usual, AppAdvice will provide coverage of the event as it happens. Earlier today, Joe White noted a new report which claims to pinpoint the dates Apple’s next-generation iPads will be available to purchase. If true, iDevice users can expect the iPad 5 and second-generation iPad mini to launch in Apple Retail Stores and the Apple Online Store between Oct. 30-31, 2013. The report comes from MacG, a French language website with a reasonable track record. Besides claiming an Oct. 30 or Oct. 31 date for the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2, MacG adds that it expects a refreshed MacBook Pro to launch between Oct. 24-25, and Apple’s next-generation Mac Pro to become available on Nov. 15, indicating that an unnamed source has provided the dates. For our latest news and analysis on the upcoming iPads see: The iPad mini 2 Might Be A Bit Thicker To Accommodate A Retina Display, What Apple's iPad Mini 2 Needs To Remain The Best Selling 7-Inch Tablet, and Sixth-Gen iPad Offering 30 to 40 Percent Higher Pixel Density Coming In 2014?