It seems that the year 2014 is only about big launches from Apple Inc. The month of September saw the Cupertino, California-based tech firm taking on the world by launching two iPhone models the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a smartwatch, which the company has named Apple Watch and a new payment platform called Apple Pay.
It’s only little over a month since the launch event of September, and Apple is all set to make some more launches; October 16 will see the company launch another batch of products. However, reports are suggesting that Apple will not be unveiling the next generation model of MacBook, the MacBook Air with Retina Display. Earlier, there were reports that the October 16 event in Cupertino will see the tech biggie launching its new MacBook; the new MacBook would have been the first one to possess Retina Display.
We might not witness the launch of the MacBook Air at Thursday’s launch event, but sources close to the company have confirmed that Apple will most likely be unveiling its first ever iMac with Retina Display at the event.
Not much information is available about the improved desktop offering from the house of Apple. However, many are speculating that it will come equipped with display resolution ranging between 4,096 x 2.304 and 6,400 x 3,600.
Another big announcement we will see Apple making during Thursday’s event is that of the official launch date of its OS X Yosemite. We will also see the company unveiling its iPad Air 2 tablet at the event.
According to speculations, the iPad Air 2 will be the first tablet from Apple Inc. to carry the Touch ID sensor. By embedding this feature into the device, Apple has sent strong indications that the device will support is newly launched payment platform Apple Pay. The iPad Air 2 will also be the first Apple tablet to have a gold version.
People close to the Cupertino-based company are also saying that we might see debut of a unique anti-reflective screen technology in the new iPad; it is a technology that will make the device’s display readable even amid bright sunshine. Apple is unveiling such a technology probably to eat up the market share of Amazon Kindle Reader.
Some other rumoured specifications of the upcoming iPad include, a display with higher resolution than the previous iPad Air model, improved cameras, 2 GB RAM, 128 GB, 64 GB and 16 GB storage versions, and so on.
The launch event will kick off on Thursday, October 16, 6 pm UK time. So, we’ll have to wait for some more hours to know exactly what Apple has in store for us.