Apple October 16 iPad event | CNET

Apple October 16 iPad event

Apple is hosting an event to show off its newest devices and computer operating system.

  • Olaw2jr 10/16/2014 4:48:27 PM
    Retina on MacBook Air will be Awesome
  • WizardHunt 10/16/2014 4:48:35 PM
    Would love to see Siri integrated into the Yosemite software.
  • kw1999 10/16/2014 4:48:41 PM
    Really want the official release of Yosemite, in the wake of the official unveiling of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
  • miguelangelgimenez 10/16/2014 4:48:47 PM
    I'm hoping Apple HomeKit will bring a great home automation experience! Also hoping new Apple TV can stream 4K video from your Apple device to your TV.
  • Km 10/16/2014 4:48:58 PM
    Its been way too long since they launched a new revolutionary product, I am hoping for one like that..
  • pravar 10/16/2014 4:49:23 PM

    an all new upraged ipad with finger lock
  • Andrew 10/16/2014 4:49:23 PM
    lets see yoesemite today
  • TParker602 10/16/2014 4:49:30 PM
    Do you think Apple will integrate Beats sound into the built-in speaker systems similarly to what Beats has done with other manufactures?
  • Ahmad Jabar 10/16/2014 4:50:21 PM
    I think ''it's been way too long'' only refers to iMac with retina display because it's been way too long to bring retina into the imac - it's actually been for 4 years. that's way too long! retina display was first introduced with the iphone 4 four years ago. and it's been way too long to bring it to the imac. I don't think there's going to be an update to apple tv or mac mini or ipod line. it's just the imac retina.
  • Hugo 10/16/2014 4:50:32 PM
    Guys, think about it. A new iPod Touch also fits in this "way too long thing". It may be hard, but it can happen. The last time Apple updated their iPod line-up was 2 years ago.
  • AlexFU 10/16/2014 4:50:42 PM
    The new I-touch with higher streaming capabilities, with retina display and better camera WiFi and Data.
  • pravar 10/16/2014 4:51:00 PM
    Do you think Apple will integrate Beats sound into the built-in speaker systems similarly to what Beats has done with other manufactures?
  • Dakk 10/16/2014 4:51:19 PM
    Is it unreasonable to think that Apple would attempt to put a full Desktop OS on the Ipad? Think Surface Pro....?
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:51:31 PM
    Hello, everyone. I’m Shara Tibken, a senior writer for CNET News. I’m online at the Town Hall auditorium at Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:51:38 PM
    The event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT. I’m joined by Dan Ackerman, a section editor here at CNET and our resident computer expert. He’ll be providing commentary about today’s announcements. Tim Stevens, the head of CNET’s car section, will helps us out by snapping photos.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 4:51:57 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:52:02 PM
    You can follow us on Twitter - @sharatibken, @danackerman and @tim_stevens
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:52:08 PM
    Scott Stein -- who reviews Apple devices, wearables and pretty much anything else you throw at him -- sadly is ill and couldn’t make it today. But stay tuned to CNET for his ongoing iPad and iPhone coverage.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:52:20 PM
    Thursday’s event marks the second product launch for Apple in as many months. It’s expected to be much more low key than last month’s blowout for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, which featured a performance by rock band U2.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:52:29 PM
    Apple is holding the event at the Town Hall auditorium at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The venue seats a few hundred people, much less than the 2,000 or so present at the September launch of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at the Flint Performing Arts Center.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:52:35 PM
    A few words about Town Hall: This is the room where former CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first version of Mac OS X in March 2001 and the first iPod in October of that year. And it’s where he held his famous “antennagate” press event about the iPhone 4’s cellular connectivity issues in July 2010.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 4:53:35 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:53:47 PM
    There were posters outside the room of Steve Jobs, as well as a quote: "If you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should do do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next."
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 4:53:52 PM
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    We're getting the warning this will start soon.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 4:56:19 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:56:22 PM
    Town Hall is a notable location and has a lot of history for Apple. But in terms of product news in recent times, it’s been used for what some consider the lesser events. Apple most recently used Town Hall for its iPhone 5S and 5C launch a year ago, and the iPhone 4S event in the fall of 2011. Those devices were incremental updates rather than the a major upgrade like the 4, 5 and 6.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:56:28 PM
    Today’s probably not going to be much different. We’re not expecting any huge surprises or major new products. We’ll likely see an updated iPad Air tablet, some new Macs and the introduction of Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite software. We also will probably hear more about Apple Pay, the mobile payments service announced at the iPhone 6 event last month.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:56:32 PM
    In terms of the new 9.7-inch iPad, we’ll likely see a gold version that adds the TouchID fingerprint sensor already in the iPhone. We could also see an antireflective coating on the tablet, a faster processor and a thinner and lighter design.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:56:38 PM
    The iPad Mini probably won’t get much attention today, but it should see some smaller updates, as well.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:56:47 PM
    But don’t hold your breath for a bigger, so-called “iPad Pro” today. That probably won’t go on sale until next year -- at least that’s what we’re hearing from analysts.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:56:52 PM
    Apple accidentally posted screenshots of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 (or so they appear to be called) on Wednesday. Images of the two devices were revealed in an official user guide to Apple’s iOS 8 operating system for iBooks in the iTunes Store. The images were eventually pulled down, but not before news organizations including CNET saw them.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:57:01 PM
    For the Macs, we’re expecting a new Mac Mini and an iMac desktop with a higher-resolution screen. Neither machines have been significantly updated in a few years, and these new models could be what Apple was hinting at in its invite when it said, “It’s been way too long.”
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:57:05 PM
    People have been clamoring for a MacBook Air notebook with a high-definition Retina Display, but that’s also unlikely today. Intel’s new chips still aren’t shipping in huge numbers, so that’s something that likely hit unitl next year.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:57:16 PM
    Because this is a smaller venue, it’s easier to see who’s actually here. There were lots of celebrities at the iPhone 6 event (including singer Gwen Stefani and musician, but because the auditorium was so big, I couldn’t see any of them from my seat. I did see Stefani and comedian Stephen Fry hanging out in the white cube demo area after last month’s keynote.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 4:57:16 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 4:57:22 PM
    There are usually board members and top executives at the launches, as well as other friends of Apple. Al Gore, the former vice president who’s also an Apple board member, is speaking at the Salesforce Dreamforce conference in San Francisco today, so we don’t expect him here.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 4:57:24 PM
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    Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs' widow is sitting in the second row next to head designer Jony Ive
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 6:03:40 PM
    Schiller: As iPad continues to evolve and challenge what a computer can be, that challenges us to move those forward at the higher end. Let's talk about what's going on with the Mac. We have the best lineup we've ever had.
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