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iPad mini-like design, of course

Apple announces totally redesigned iPad Air

ipad air

As expected, Apple has announced the totally redesigned fifth-generation iPad at today’s special event, and they have decided to dub the new device the iPad air. The new iPad air features a brand new hardware design inspired by the body of the iPad mini, making the tablet both significantly thinner and lighter all while improving performance.

The new iPad 5 comes with a new A7 SoC, the same one found in the iPhone 5s that was announced just last month. The A7 includes 64-bit support that the iPad Air takes full advantage of, which works as it does on the iPhone 5s.

The new iPad Air has the same nearly-10″ display, is thinner than a pencil, and comes with the same 10 hour battery life. The iPad Air begins at $499, the same price as the iPad 4, with 16GB of storage.

Source: Apple

Under an hour to go

Reminder: Apple iPad Special Event taking place at 1PM Eastern

1395168_617923418244005_1426610576_nAs if you needed reminding, but here goes nothing – Apple will be beginning their October 22nd iPad Special Event in less than one hour now at 1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific. If you’re getting an innate sense of dejavou, you’re not alone – Apple just held one of these a little over a month ago to announce the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

But if all the rumors were right – and we suspect that they were – we’ll be looking at a very iPad-centric keynote today. All signs are indicating that it’s a-go for a dramatically redesigned fifth-generation iPad, which should take design cues from last year’s iPad mini with a thin, dramatically reduced in size body. We also suspect we’ll see the announcement of Apple’s new A7X processor, which will be powering the iPad 5.

The most recent rumors all indicate that Apple will also be announcing the much anticipated second generation iPad mini with, yes, a Retina Display. It’ll have the same 2048 x 1536 resolution as the iPad 3, 4, and likely the 5, however the body and design is likely to remain relatively unchanged this year. What is up for contention is what SoC this iPad will use – there have been rumors that both the iPad mini and the iPad 5 will be gaining Touch ID, which would mean that the iPad mini would have to come equipped with a current generation A7 or A7X processor due to the SoC’s “secure enclave” – however, that would mean that the new iPad mini is skipping an entire generation, as the current iPad mini comes equipped with only an A5 processor.

Apple is likely to also talk a little bit about their notebook lineup, with the MacBook Pro line in particular looking very ready for an upgrade. We don’t expect to see anything dramatic here – a price decrease for the Retina MacBook Pros might be in order, and all models are likely to see a fairly significant upgrade to an Intel Core i7 Haswell architecture. Apple will likely also take this chance to officially announce that their new Mac Pro professional desktops are now on sale.

We’ll be here covering the event live, so be sure to check back throughout as the excitement unfolds!

iPad 5, Retina iPad mini

Apple announces October 22nd Special Event, iPads expected


As expected, Apple today formally issued invitations to the press for the company’s next keynote and special event, scheduled to take place on October 22nd. For those who have been keeping up with the latest leaks and media there should be little to no surprise as to what the company is actually planning on announcing – remember those shiny new iPads we told you about not too long ago? Well, I don’t want to be too forward, but I’d expect a certain fifth-generation iPad with a slim, iPad mini-styled body, Touch ID, A7 processor, and an iPad mini with a little something called a “Retina Display” to make an appearance.

As to whether we can expect a little more from the event, like, say, brand new Apple TV hardware, well I wouldn’t necessarily hold your breath – but hey, this is a whole new Apple. Anything could happen. We’ll be sure to bring you the latest from Apple leading up to and during Apple’s next big event.

Mark your calenders

AllThingsD: New iPad event set for October 22nd

applelogo-dull-75pxWe’ve heard rumours for some time now about the “iPad 5″ – how the 9” version features an iPad Mini-esque design, how the screen bezel is smaller and how the iPad Mini will ship with a Retina Display, even though inventory will be limited. AllThingsD, who was pretty accurate when it came to this year’s iPhone event, is reporting that this iPad event will come on October 22nd. It’s also likely that Apple will touch on the new Trash Can Mac Pro and Mac OS X “Mavricks”.

The rumours say that this event will be held either on Apple’s campus or at an art centre in San Francisco. We’ll see the rumours either confirmed or denied on that date no matter where it’s held.

Coincidentally, Microsoft’s Surface 2 will also be available to purchase from stores on October 22nd. Guess which tablet is going to be completely ignored on that date (Hint: It’s not the iPad)?

Source: AllThingsD
Via: Engadget

Goodbye, fat iPad 3 enclosure

iPad 5 enclosure leaks again in new video, looks like iPad mini’s grown up brother


The original, full-size iPad (you know, the one that was all the rage before the iPad mini came around and sort of became the more popular brother) has been slow to evolve design wise since its inception, with the iPad only getting 1 major redesign since its inception in 2010 – and that was two generations ago with the iPad 2. It’s been clear for a while now that that’s about to change – photos of a radically redesigned full-sized iPad have been making the rounds since early this year, depicting a much thinner, iPad mini-like all metal design. Today we’re getting yet another look at the next generation iPad, and we have to admit, we like what we see.

The new iPad 5 will retain that same Retina Display, a 9.7-inch display with a 2048×1536 resolution, front facing and rear cameras, Apple’s fancy new(ish) lightning connector, and all the iOS goodness you’ve come to either love or hate – only this time in an iOS 7 flavor. This will make for a dramatically better device than the iPad 4, which was certainly getting just a wee bit dated looking.

There’s no firm expected launch date as of yet for Apple’s new iPad lineup, which is expected to include the iPad 5 and an iPad mini with Retina Display. Recent rumors have suggested an October launch event, however we’re far from certain on that one and that expectation could change at virtually any time.

Interested in checking out that YouTube video? Check it out embedded after the break.

Via: TechCrunch
Source: UnboxTherapy (YouTube)

A busy autumn for Apple

Apple to release Retina iPad mini and iPad 5 in October


As we all eagerly await the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C next month, there is one small other product category that’s just as ripe as the iPhone for updates – the iPad lineup. Both the original 9″ iPad and the iPad mini are due for pretty significant upgrades this year, and now two trustworthy sources are “confirming” that Apple will be updating their iPad lineup this October.

A recent Bloomberg article is claiming that Apple will be releasing the new iPad lineup some time within the last three months of the year, likely between October and December. Bloomberg is also confirming that the iPad mini will indeed be picking up that Retina display, which we’ve all been suspecting since the Wall Street Journal confirmed the news just a couple of weeks ago.

What’s more, John Gruber of Daring Fireball – who has been known to have extremely reliable sources within Apple – has also just claimed in a recent post analyzing the iPhone 5C that Apple will be updating the iPad lineup this October.

All in all, it’s looking more and more like a busy autumn for Apple this year. After remaining relatively quiet leading up until WWDC this year, Apple is now poised to explode into the marketplace, likely in an effort to maximize profits going into the holiday season.

Source: Bloomberg / Daring Fireball

To launch in September?

iPad 5 back casing leaks again, this time in silver


September is quickly ramping up to be quite the busy month for Apple, with the company reportedly planning on launching iOS 7, the iPhone 5S, the budget iPhone, and an iPad 5 all in September. While we wouldn’t necessarily guarentee that this is exactly how things are going to pan out – I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple decided to delay the iPad launches until October or November – that’s certainly now it’s looking right now. Adding credit to these rumors are some photographs of the brand spanking new upcoming iPad 5 that leaked onto the web today.


This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the iPad 5 leak – we got our first look at the new iPad mini inspired casing of the iPad 5 all the way back in January of this year in black, so this new design should come as no surprise for those who remember that earlier leak. Still, this is a clear radical departure from the iPad 4 Apple sells today. The body is noticeably thinner – approaching iPad mini thin, in fact – and the bezels have been reduced to barely anything more than what’s found on the iPad mini or iPod touch.  The iPad 5 is expected to rock an as-of-yet-unannounced A7X processor that should bump up performance nicely.

Design wise, it’s clearly a huge step up from the current iPad design, which hasn’t changed in the slightest since the iPad 2. We’d say it’s about time for a little refresh, and this looks like just the thing to bring the iPad into 2013 and beyond.

Via: MacRumors
Source: FanaticFone

iPad media event potentially scheduled for April

Apple to introduce next generation iPhone this summer

iphone5Good news to those who have been eagerly sitting on their behinds, waiting for the day we get some real meaty, juicy rumors as to what Apple’s 2013 plans are – finally, after one of the longest droughts in trustworthy Apple news in as long as I can remember, multiple sources are indicating that Apple will indeed be launching their next generation iPhone (presumably to be called the iPhone 5S) this summer, potentially giving those who purchased last year’s iPhone 5 upgrade-envy a couple of months early.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple will be putting the 2013 iPhone into production this quarter, leaving things wide open for a “sumer 2013” release. WSJ’s sources indicates that the iPhone will maintain a similar “size and shape” to the current generation iPhone 5, lending credibility to the suggestion that this year’s update will be in the same vein as 2009’s iPhone 3GS and 2011’s iPhone 4S.

Other sources are indicating that Apple is planning on actually launching the 2013 iPhone in August at the latest, but is eagerly gunning for a release in July. Chances are slim to none that Apple will be ready to unveil the 2013 iPhone at WWDC in June – rather, they will more than likely take that opportunity to focus on iOS 7, which is said to be a “significant update” to iOS 7. Popular Apple pundit John Gruber today posted on Daring Fireball that engineers have been pulled from the development team of Apple’s next major version of OS X (10.9) to work on getting iOS 7 ready for prime time.

Apple has also been said to be eagerly getting ready for a potential media event in April to launch their next generation iPad, what could be called the “iPad 5”. It is important to note however that Apple has by no means made established, even internally, that this event will happen as they hoped in April – everything has yet to be scheduled.

Source: Wall Street Journal / Daring Fireball