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Members of the press have been sent invitations to a special Apple product unveiling event scheduled for next Tuesday, Oct. 22, where the company is expected to show off its latest iPad models.

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Apple's Oct. 22 event invitation.


The invitation reveals that the event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.

The invitation features the top of the Apple logo, focusing on its "stem." In the background, multiple stem shapes are scattered about in a variety of colors. The invitation teases: "We still have a lot to cover."

Word of Apple's Oct. 22 event first leaked to the media last week. Apple, as usual, waited until exactly one week before its event to send out official invitations.

Though the invitation doesn't explicitly mention the iPad, it's expected that Apple will introduce two new versions of its market leading tablet lineup next week.

The fifth-generation full-size iPad is expected to see an overhauled design making it look more like the iPad mini. It's likely to have thinner side bezels and a slimmer profile, allowing the device to be more portable and lightweight while retaining its 9.7-inch screen.

As for the popular iPad mini, Apple is expected to overhaul the screen to be a high-resolution Retina display, matching the pixel count found on the traditional iPad but packing those pixels into a tinier 7.9-inch display.

AppleInsider will be at the event in San Francisco, and will have live coverage, as well as initial impressions with any new devices.

For an extensive rundown on what to expect, including new iPads, Macs, OS X Mavericks, and other potential surprises, see AppleInsider's in-depth summary.
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iPad Mini 2 for me! 1biggrin.gif
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Ah, it's going to be all about covers! I hope they click like the Surface covers!
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New iPad with 64 bit iOS7. Slimmer, lighter and with a thinner frame.


And then I'm sold.

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"'We still have a lot to cover'"

Acknowledging the leaked new smart covers.... I see what they did there.

Going to give the next mini a close look. I've an iPad 3 so the new full sized one will be considered but not an auto buy.
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iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 for me.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a refreshed Apple TV!

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hmmm... "cover"? keyboard cover?
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hmmm... "cover"? keyboard cover?

Or music.

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hmmm... "cover"? keyboard cover?

I know Microsoft did it, so we have to automatically hate it- but a keyboard cover like Microsoft's would be nice.  Mainly because it doesn't require a battery or bluetooth- it just integrates perfectly with the Surface.  In fact, their new keyboard cover actually acts as a battery extender- which is really innovative (yes- a blind squirrel can find a nut).  And if the iPad is truly going to replace a laptop one day, easier typing is the next logical step.

 

That said, the microsoft cover, while it looks good- doesn't perform as well as I'd like.  Enter Apple- to show them how to do it right.  Not going to be disappointed if they don't release a keyboard cover- but will be excited if they do.

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post #10 of 115
Probably a Burberry - Apple co branded rain coat. A "mac"
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I hope that, in addition to the new iPads, they include a 6th Gen iPod Touch. They used to update once a year until the last cycle took two years; I'd like to see a return to the one year refresh.
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"A lot to cover"????

Maybe I am out of my mind, or obsessed with this issue, but that sounds a lot like wearables to me. What other reason could they have to use the word cover?

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OBVIOUSLY the Mac Pro is available in all the colors in the invite.

 
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Maybe I am out of my mind, or obsessed with this issue, but that sounds a lot like wearables to me. What other reason could they have to use the word cover?
 

Because wearables cover nothing? Because they still have a ton of promised products to release this year? 

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post #14 of 115
As long as it's not the iWatch.
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"We still have a lot to cover." A reference to the redesigned iPad cover? Sure. But it also feels like a post-Steve version of "...one more thing."
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I'm not a fan of a slimmer frame on the full-sized iPad, but as long as it's 64 bit and has Touch ID I'm on board.  Adding a keyboard to the Smart Cover a-la the Microsoft Surface, could be great if they've found a way to improve on what's already been done.

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Obviously, this will be all about home furnishings and the stunning new Apple plastic sofa protectors.

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The invitation features the top of the Apple logo, focusing on its "stem." In the background, multiple stem shapes are scattered about in a variety of colors. The invitation teases: "We still have a lot to cover."
 

Where I grew up we called that thing a "leaf", as in "the leaf doesn't fall far from the tree".

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OBVIOUSLY the Mac Pro is available in all the colors in the invite.
Because wearables cover nothing? Because they still have a ton of promised products to release this year? 
Almost every Apple event announcement includes a "hint" of what will be presented, as you surely know. You are suggesting that, for the first time, we should take a phrase like this literally. Good luck with that.

And as you also know, Apple is hiring executives like crazy, exclusively from the fashion and clothing industries. That is the bigger "hint" that wearables are in Apple's future.

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Almost every Apple event announcement includes a "hint" of what will be presented, as you surely know. You are suggesting that, for the first time, we should take a phrase like this literally. Good luck with that.

And as you also know, Apple is hiring executives like crazy, exclusively from the fashion and clothing industries. That is the bigger "hint" that wearables are in Apple's future.

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A lot to cover- a larger screen?

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I know Microsoft did it, so we have to automatically hate it- but a keyboard cover like Microsoft's would be nice.  Mainly because it doesn't require a battery or bluetooth- it just integrates perfectly with the Surface.  In fact, their new keyboard cover actually acts as a battery extender- which is really innovative (yes- a blind squirrel can find a nut).  And if the iPad is truly going to replace a laptop one day, easier typing is the next logical step.

 

That said, the microsoft cover, while it looks good- doesn't perform as well as I'd like.  Enter Apple- to show them how to do it right.  Not going to be disappointed if they don't release a keyboard cover- but will be excited if they do.

 

A chap at work is using a Surface Pro as his only work computer now.  At first I felt sympathy for him (!), but he's extremely satisfied with it.  This is a very successful guy by the way, in a very senior position of a very high tech software company, so when he tells me it's a good work solution, I'm happy to believe him.

 

Playing around with it myself, the keyboard really did make a difference.  I love my iPad, and would probably be able to make it work as my primary work device, but I need a decent keyboard, and I've just not found a Bluetooth option for the iPad that I especially like.


Edited by PaulMJohnson - 10/15/13 at 10:58am
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Based on the invite it's obvious that Apple will be introducing a new iFootball available in a variety of pastel colors. "We still have a lot to cover" is a reference to the cover 2 or cover 3 defense they will use to keep Samsung from scoring.

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New iPad with 64 bit iOS7. Slimmer, lighter and with a thinner frame.


And then I'm sold.

Lighter is good, practical. Slimmer and thinner frame ... these changes would influence you from not buying to buying?

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Scott Forstall is back and covering a Janis Joplin song.
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Based on the invite it's obvious that Apple will be introducing a new iFootball available in a variety of pastel colors. "We still have a lot to cover" is a reference to the cover 2 or cover 3 defense they will use to keep Samsung from scoring.

In that case, *Nickel Back" would be the performers at the end of the show?

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Where I grew up we called that thing a "leaf", as in "the leaf doesn't fall far from the tree".

Wonder where that saying stems from .... sorry ...

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"we have a lot more to cover"....like your wrist
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"we have a lot more to cover"....like your wrist

Or, not long ago, after the Maps crisis, some butts.

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Playing around with it myself, the keyboard really did make a difference.  I love my iPad, and would probably be able to make it work as my primary work device, but I need a decent keyboard, and I've just not found a Bluetooth option for the iPad that I especially like.

Without a doubt- typing anything of substance on an iPad is still a beating compared to a keyboard.  The iPhone I can fly through texting, but even with the split "keyboard" on the iPad- it still takes forever (like hunting a pecking).

 

Bluetooth is not the most elegant solution- it both uses a battery, and has a slight delay.  The Surface Pro Keyboard is incredible in it's functionality- not as much for responsiveness.  Really amazing that it's used as a battery extender and adds hours to the battery life.  I don't care who you are- that's nice.

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Next year will likely see the arrival of a larger iPad. Holding off until then.

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Is it possible to make a tic-tac-toe style folding cover that would work as a stand in portrait OR landscape mode? I wouldn't mind seeing that.

 

As far as the fingerprint ID tech, being that you could use the iPad in either mode (vs a phone which tends to be portrait) the tech would have to be able to recognize your print from all four angles. I'm sure if they include the sensor on the iPad it WILL be smart enough to do this.

 

Anyone care to speculate as to if the mini will always lag behind the standard iPad as far as CPU/GPU, display and RAM goes? If there are similar specs vs the screen size I wonder if the price point can be kept where it is...

 

A lot to cover could be reference to a larger iPad, I suppose.  For one that stays on a desk top, counter top, or is otherwise immobile that might work. My over 40 eyes would appreciate it for when I use one at work. 

 

Fun stuff, we shall see soon enough :)

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I don't think cover means wearables but it could have something to do with smart covers or maybe the non retina version of the mini will have color plastic like the 5C. Though we haven't seen a lot of iPad leaks so I'm leaning towards something with smart covers. Apple accessories don't normally leak.
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Anyone care to speculate as to if the mini will always lag behind the standard iPad as far as CPU/GPU, display and RAM goes? If there are similar specs vs the screen size I wonder if the price point can be kept where it is...

I'm guessing we see an A6 and no retina as crazy as that sounds.  I suppose we could see an A6X/Retina- that would be fine too- but I'm hoping for an A7 with Retina- even if that demands a price increase to anywhere between $349-$399.

 

I am hoping that Apple just jumps head-first into the 64 bit world.  Particularly since iOS 7 is developed for it.  I would be a little disappointed if the mini only had an A6/A6X- although I'd still buy it.

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Scott Forstall is back and covering a Janis Joplin song.
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Scott Forstall is back and covering a Janis Joplin song.

"Down on Me"?
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hmmmm.....

 

'a lot to cover'

 

They wouldn't focus their title on just their new covers, but 'a lot' to cover?  A new bigger screen iPad?  or a big screen phone announcement?  That would be 'a lot'?

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Alright, I am saying it means iWatch with curved display. That's why they focus on that stem that much.
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You read it here first, folks... Logic for iPad at the announcement.

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Thicker iPads, great...
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