Apple's October 16: What To Expect

Earlier today we reported to you that Apple will live stream the iPad event on October 16 and the company already started sending special invitations to media and more.. It is widely expected that Apple will unveil new iPad (Probably second generation iPad Air), new Mac and finally announce the public release of OS X Yosemite.

First and foremost, multiple reports have confirmed that new iPads will be a focal point of the event. Apple is expected to unveil the second-generation iPad Air alongside a new iPad mini with Retina display, while there is a slim chance that we could also hear about the 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” that has been rumored about in the past few months.

So here's what we expect to see on October 16's event:
  • Retina HD Display: The discovery of “@3x” images in the iOS 8.1 beta 2 frameworks indicates that the iPad Air 2 could have a higher-resolution Retina HD Display as found on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The current iPad Air has a 2,048 x 1,536 pixels resolution, but it is unknown what the resolution of a Retina HD display could be.
  • Touch ID: It has long been rumored that the iPad Air 2 will gain a Touch ID fingerprint scanner that would enhance the security of the tablet and potentially provide compatibility with Apple Pay mobile payments in the future. A string from the iOS 8.1 beta source code recently surfaced that hints Apple is testing the feature internally.
  • A8 Chip: The next-generation iPad Air 2 will receive the same or a more powerful version of Apple’s A8 chip treatment as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new A8 chip features second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture and an advanced 20-nanometer process that, based on the iPhone 6, delivers performance up to 50 times more fast and efficient.
  • 2 GB RAM:  Leaked photos surfaced this week from third-party repair service GeekBar that reveal 2 GB RAM modules that are likely for the iPad Air 2. It has been reported since at least August that the iPad Air 2 could feature 2 GB of RAM, a sizeable upgrade from the 1 GB of memory found inside the current-generation iPad Air.
  • Thinner and Lighter: A recently leaked gallery of photos showcasing the iPad Air 2, which we have embedded below, reveals details about the design cues of the upcoming tablet. The iPad Air 2 is expected to be 7 mm thin like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, lighter and have narrower bezels along the left and right side of the screen.
  • 8-Megapixel Rear-Facing Camera: iPad Air 2 is rumored to have an all-new iSight camera that includes an 8-megapixel rear-facing module, a bump from the 5-megapixel rear-facing camera on the current iPad Air. The new camera module will enable the iPad to gain iPhone-exclusive features like slow-mo and burst modes.
  • Anti-Reflective Coating: It was reported by multiple publications over the past few months that both the iPad Air 2 and next-generation iPad mini with Retina display will feature anti-reflective coating that enables users to use the tablet outdoors and in the sun with less glare, a welcomed improvement for those that read lots of e-Books.
As usual we will keep you updated with further news about Apple's iPad event once we know any new thing..


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