All iPads October Apple Event guesses

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  1. Menel macrumors 603

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    New iPad Air and mini
    - TouchID
    - Curved edge ion strengthened glass

    New iPad Pro 12"
    - RFID reader, Apple Pay processor for small businesses. Or probably just let soneobe make a Lightning attachment.

    New AppleTV?

    New Macs?
     
  2. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    i couldn't see apple making a RFID reader anything other than an accessory.
     
  3. iMacmatician, Sep 10, 2014
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    iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    My predictions

    Predictions will finalize 5 days before the event or 24 hours after the invitations come out, whichever is earlier. Afterwards I will make a new prediction post.

    I will decide on Scenario 1 or Scenario 2 closer to the rumored announcement of the iPad Air 2.

    iPad Air scenario 1:
    • 9.7" 2048x1536 display
    • Ion-X glass
    • A8* SoC, with the CPU clocked slightly higher than any A8 in the iPhone 6/6+ and iPad mini (see below)
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 16/64/128 GB storage options
    • Touch ID
    • Same prices as the current iPad Air
    • The 16 GB A7 iPad Air will replace the current A6X iPad
    iPad Air scenario 2:
    • 9.7" 2048x1536 display
    • Ion-X glass
    • A8* SoC, with the CPU clocked slightly higher than any A8 in the iPhone 6/6+ and iPad mini (see below)
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 16/64/128 GB storage options
    • Touch ID
    • Same prices as the current iPad Air
    • The current A6X iPad will remain for now
    iPad mini scenario 1:
    • 7.9" 2048x1536 display
    • Ion-X glass
    • A8 SoC, clocked the same as the A8 in the iPhone 6
    • 1 GB RAM, 2 GB if split-screen multitasking for iOS is introduced
    • 16/64/128 GB storage options
    • Touch ID
    • Same prices as the current iPad mini
    • The 16 GB A7 iPad mini will replace the A5 iPad mini
    iPad mini scenario 2:
    • No iPad mini update in 2014, except for possible price reductions and/or elimination of models (like the 32 GB)
    Retina iMac:
    • 27" Retina iMac with a 5120x2880 panel resolution
    • Haswell refresh CPUs
    • The Retina iMac will have AMD graphics with a custom part name (like the Mac Pro's Dx00's)
    Other:
    • The other iMacs, except the cheapest one, will get small updates with Haswell refresh CPUs
    • Mac mini update with Haswell
    • Yosemite release on the day of the event
    • iLife and iWork (desktop) updates
    • iWork for iCloud goes out of beta

    * I also predict that an iPad "Pro" will have an A8X** if an iPad Pro exists and is released before Q3 2015. However, commander.data at Beyond3D pointed out to me that an iPad Pro probably won't sell in large enough numbers to warrant a separate chip. So I think that if an iPad Pro exists and gets an A8X, then some iPad Air will also get an A8X, probably not the 2014 one, but maybe an update in 2015 H1. Of course, this A8X may be different from an A8X for the iPad Pro in the case that only the Pro gets an A8X. [Explanation: Compared to an A8X for only the Pro, an A8X for the Air and Pro has to deal with the most likely lower power requirements for the iPad Air, and so part of its design could take that into account.]

    ** Here I use "A8X" to refer to any chip with the same CPU microarchitecture and GPU family as the A8 but with more CPU or GPU cores, even if the resulting chip is not actually called the A8X when announced. I expect all A8 variants in iDevices to have 2 CPU cores though.
     
  4. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816

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    new iPod Touch :D with an A7 (no more A5 garbage)
     
  5. iPadDad macrumors 6502

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    I suspect the iPad Air 2 will have a 1.8 GHz A8 processor and 2G of ram. Touch ID, upgraded front and rear camera, thinner and lighter, and longer Battery life.
     
  6. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Honestly, I feel like the mini won't be updated.

    When the Air was introduced it fixed the iPads main problem, that you couldn't hold it in one hand easily. That was honestly the main advantage the mini had. Find it hard to believe there are many situations where the mini is small enough to fix any "oh the iPad is too big problem." (They're both sizable). Not to mention theres now a massive iPhone.
     
  7. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I will add to these guesses:

    -iOS 8.1: split screen multitasking and Apple Pay. All new iPads will ship with 8.1.
     
  8. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    i rather have apple take away the ipad camera n use the space for something else. it's just too weird to take pics with my iPad Air
     
  9. Outrun1986 macrumors 6502

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    Camera is needed for some apps to function, it will remain. They tried taking away the back camera on the touch which was a huge, huge mistake. I don't think we will see that happen again.

    Hopefully the Mac mini gets updated and keeps the user upgrade able ram, I am waiting for it.
     
  10. tuna9720, Sep 10, 2014
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    tuna9720 macrumors regular

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    Last year they (mini&air) were both introduced in November.. I skipped those versions and I need a Mini now.. Hopefully it will come in October at least..

    Edit: Nevermind, it was introduced in October but released in November..
     
  11. RocketJohn macrumors newbie

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    u2 2
     
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    I use the camera on my iPad for use with "scanner" applications. I mostly use it at work for quickly getting a paper document into digital form, but I've occasionally used it at home for the same purpose, too.
     
  16. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    128Gig iPod touch. :D

    I would love a 256Gig one!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    We are confident the next iPad will be release by late October, right? No reason to think otherwise?
     
  18. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    No iPad rMini 2 or iPad Pro 12". Both next year.
    OS X.X

    The discontinuation of the Classic makes it more likely we will see a 128GB Touch. I can't see just a storage bump so maybe we will see the Touch 6 in October.
     
  19. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    Confident it will be announced by late October, but if I remember correctly the actual releases span anywhere from late October to mid-November.
     
  20. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    With a large screen iPhone 6 Plus, much lower sales this year on the rMini vs the Air, and lack of any rMini 2 leaks (lots of Air 2 leaks), I don't think they will announce / upgrade the rMini this year. Similar to the Touch vs iPhone, Apple most likely wants to keep the rMini hardware one generation behind the iPhone 6 Plus.
     
  21. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    They'll make an announcement after the iPhone 6 hubris dies down. Probably either Oct. 7th or 14th and the actual release will follow at the end of the month. I would expect the both iPad models to get updated. Apple isn't going to let the rMini wither on the vine over the Holiday season.
     
  22. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Apples shot their wad, nothing left to show unless they dust off iPads adding some minor changes.
     
  23. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    Oh no, Apple could just offer a new color option for iPad's and people would eat it right up.
     
  24. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    They might just update the existing iPads to include TouchID without having a keynote event to announce it.
     
  25. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    Also new procs, bonded screens with new anti-glare coating, split screen mode on the iPad Air, thinner profile, new color option, maybe NFC, and more. They'll string this out into a 'big' update. :)
     

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