Apple Issues Invitations for October 23 Media Event
Apple has just sent out invitations for a media event scheduled for next Tuesday, October 23. The event will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose, California and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern. The tagline on the invitation reads “We’ve got a little more to show you.”
There have also been a number of rumors regarding a tweaked full-size iPad that could incorporate Apple’s new Lightning connector at a minimum, with rumors for additional enhancements ranging from adopting Apple’s new A6 chip found in the iPhone 5 to new IGZO display technology that could reduce the device’s thickness to adding LTE support for the UK and perhaps other countries. While a new report from Digitimes claims that the tweaked third-generation iPad may not appear until the first quarter of next year ahead of a fully updated fourth-generation iPad in the middle of the year, analysis of the leaked part numbers today suggests that the list may include new full-size iPad models next week.
In addition to the iPad mini announcement, Apple is also said to be introducing its 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro at the event. Part number evidence is also pointing to the introduction of new iMac and Mac mini models.