Apple to livestream October 16th media event

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Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014, 11:30
Category: Hardware, iMac, iPad, News, Software, Yosemite


Apple’s next media event on October 16th will be live streamed.

Per AppleInsider, Apple on Friday announced that it plans to live stream an upcoming special media event to be held on October 16th, at which the company is expected to unveil revamped iPad and, possibly, iMac models.

The event will be streamed through with the event beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern with coverage piped to Macs, iOS devices and Apple TVs. The company sent out invitations reading “It’s been way too long” to press outlets on Wednesday.

At the event, Apple is widely expected to launch next-generation iPad models with Touch ID fingerprint recognition, upgraded A8-series processor and minor aesthetic enhancements. Photos of a supposedly “leaked” iPad Air dummy unit hit the Web earlier this week showing recessed volume control buttons, porthole speaker grilles and a slimmed-down 7-millimeter profile.

Along with the hardware adjustments, recent rumors suggest a new gold color will be added to the current silver and Space Grey options, bringing the iPad in line with Apple’s latest iPhone offerings.

Apple is also expected to launch OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the next-generation Mac operating system that supports iOS 8 Continuity features like app handoffs and voice calling through a connected iPhone, alongside a host of other improvements.

Less certain are new iMac and Mac mini models. Apple’s all-in-one desktop is rumored to feature refreshed hardware highlighted by a new 5K Retina display for the 27-inch version. As for the Mac mini, rumblings have pointed to a possible update, though reports regarding the headless desktop are few and far between.

Stay tuned for full coverage and additional details as they become available.

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