Apple To Announce New iPads And Macs On October 16th

4 October 2014

Re/code:

Apple has a few more new products to unveil before the year is out, and it plans to show them off in a couple weeks. Sources tell Code/red the company will hold its next special event on Thursday, Oct. 16 — not the 21st. Headlining the gathering: The latest updates to its iPad line, along with those new iMacs that 9to5Mac told us about earlier this week. Also: OS X Yosemite. Given the breadth and spectacle of Apple’s September event, this one will be a more laid-back affair held at the company’s Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino, without any mysterious white structures and awkward one-song concerts. Apple declined comment.

Unlike the September event, which had a ‘theme’ linking the announcements together, this October event is more like a hodge-podge of miscellany. Not that is a bad thing, but there’s nothing standout that I am avidly waiting to see announced due this month.

The new iPads seem lacklustre in terms of hardware — Touch ID, anti-reflective screen coating, A8. I’m hoping Apple will demo1 its split-screen multitasking implementation for iPad, although I fear they may save that for next year to show off alongside the 12.9 inch iPad.

1 “Demo” … not necessarily release immediately.