Apple will be holding a media event this month, specifically on Thursday, October 16th at the tech giant's corporate campus located in Cupertino, California.
As seen in recent years, Apple has always had a fondness for hosting special media events in the month of October. For this year's upcoming October media event, the company has already sent invitations to various members of the press, even enticing them with a tease: "It's been way too long."
Nothing is truly certain at this point, but many can expect Apple to unveil new products during this media event. Some are saying that the tech company will most likely be introducing new iPad versions, which according to recent rumors will be featuring Touch ID fingerprint scanners. Still, others are suggesting that instead of iPad devices, Apple might be showcasing a new 27-inch iMac that comes with a high-res Retina display.
Apart from new hardware unveilings, it is quite possible that Apple will be introducing new software as well, particularly OS X Yosemite, the next-generation operating system for Mac users. The company has already stated that it will be debuting Apple Pay, its mobile payment platform for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, this October so you definitely can not leave that out as a possibility.
October has always been a busy month for Apple, especially when it comes to introducing new iPad products. Last year alone, we have witnessed the unveiling of the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina during an October media event. Also, according to sources, Apple usually sets deadlines for its internal and marketing projects in mid-October, so it really figures.
As for the upcoming iPads rumored to feature Touch ID fingerprint scanners, this is certainly interesting news. For now, the Touch ID feature is exclusively used on the iPhone only. If this turns out to be true a week from now, iPad users will have plenty to smile about. There is also talk that the new iPads will be sporting the new A8 processors currently being used by the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. There are even reports that the iPads will be offered in gold color for the first time.
With regards to the new 27-inch iMac with high-res Retina display -- if indeed this becomes a reality come October 16th, then it would be the first time that Apple would offer an super-high-res panel for its multi-purpose desktop offering.
For now, everything is all speculation. But after Apple's October 16 event, things should come to light for all of the tech giant's fans and followers.
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