16 OCT

Apple Invites Press to October 23 Media Event

by Marianne Schultz

Image courtesy of The Loop

The Loop reports that Apple has sent out invitations for a media event to take place on October 23 at 10:00 am Pacific Time at the California Theater in San Jose, California.

Apple is widely expected to announce a smaller iPad, dubbed the iPad mini by the press so far, at this event. A strong focus on iBooks is also expected according to a report from The Next Web. If Apple does release a smaller iPad with a 7-inch screen, it will compete directly with Amazon’s Kindle Fire and tablets made by Samsung, Google, and others.

An updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with a retina display to complement the 15-inch model that debuted earlier this year may also be on the docket for this media event based on a report from 9to5Mac.

I’m hoping for an iPad mini, which I think could easily replace my current iPad 3 that I’m finding just a little too large and heavy for the amount of ebook reading I use it for. I also wouldn’t mind a version of the iPad that’s a bit more portable –– I rarely lug my iPad with me out of the house unless I’m going on a trip that will last more than a day. What are you hoping to see out of this event?

6 Comments

  1. Shane

    Hopefully they’ve fixed up the Maps app…

  2. Adam

    I don’t see a 7″ or 8″ device being small enough to make a difference for me to want to bring it with me more so than the 10″ tablets. Anything over phone size is just not convenient to lug around but I do anyway to most places(Just not stores, restaurants, etc).

  3. Lavender

    Hoping for an update to their pro software, Logic specifically.

  4. Ben

    Hopefully they fixed most of the bugs in iOS 6.0, some are very annoying.

  5. TurboKC

    Perfect timing for the season – the real Apple TV – 60″ with built-in server smarts to manage the front room and easily link to other devices managing all content. Common Santa Tim!

  6. Jo

    A true “smart tv” rather than this little apple tv box I use. Its OK but Apple can do so much more with television. Time to turn the cable industry upside down. They deserve a little disruption.

    Looking for hints to a next generation iPad as well …

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