Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) has sent invitations to a few members of the media to a special event to be held on 23rd October, which happens to be a Tuesday, at 10 am PT. the venue is the California Theatre in San Jose, California. The invitation features the top of a white Apple logo over a sand art background with a caption ‘We’ve got a little more to show you’.
It seems obvious that Apple that Apple will launch a new 7.85-inch iPad mini at the event. However, the main question is what more could Apple announce at the much-hyped event?
A host of rumors came up with different suggestions that Apple may announce a number of other pieces of new hardware at the event. The list includes a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Ivy Bridge Mac Mini, Updated 10-inch iPad and refreshed iMacs.
It is not likely to declare five new hardware products on 23rd October. However, it is not odd that there may be at least 2 or 3 of the tweaks in the announcement. A 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro is highly probable.
It is not clear whether the new iPad mini will be Wi-fi only or if it will come with LTE connectivity like its big brother.
It was initially thought that Apple would host a press conference on 17th October to declare the iPad Mini. There also have been rumors that materials used to make the device are triggering issues that could explain the reports of multiple release dates.
DigiTimes reported this month that Apple suppliers are facing delays of the smaller iPad. Quoting sources, the blog reports that the smaller iPad will be susceptible to scratches owing to its anodized finish.
If Apple launches a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, it may share similar specifications.
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