The next-generation iPad mini with Retina display will indeed be announced at Apple’s special media event on Thursday, Oct. 16. That’s according to a new report from Mac Otakara.
While the site was able to snag that tidbit from its sources, the report is low on specific information about what new features the tablet will offer. The only specific mentioned is support for the Touch ID biometric sensor.
But it looks like the tablet will feature at least somewhat of a new exterior. The site says that the design and color choices for Apple’s Smart Case have been changed. The Smart Cover lineup has also been changed for the new tablet.
Along with the iPad mini, Apple is widely expected to unveil a new iPad Air and iMac with Retina Display. Also on the agenda should be the rollout plans for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, which includes support for Apple Pay.
Even though it’s looking likely that the “iPad Air 2” will feature a faster A8X chip and 2GB of RAM, the new iPad mini’s specs will probably mirror the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with an A8 processor and 1GB of RAM.
For other news today, see: Here’s how you’ll pay for a Big Mac at a McDonald’s drive through with Apple Pay, Apple rolls out OS X Yosemite Public Beta 6, and The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are set to arrive in 36 new countries.