Apple has sent out invitations for an event on 16 October that is likely to see the firm unveil new iPads and iMacs and release the newest version of its Mac OS X software, Yosemite.
The invitation does not give much away, simply stating: "It's been way too long." However, the use of the coloured Apple logo could be a subtle hint that the rumoured release of a gold iPad is in the offing.
The iPad Air is rumoured to be the star of the show. The device will reportedly be the first Apple tablet to feature a Touch ID sensor and an anti-reflective display.
There's also talk that the next flagship iPad will feature an upgraded processor, 2GB RAM and improved cameras. Much like the iPhone 6, it is likely to be available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions.
The next version of Mac OS X software should be made available too, as Apple recently confirmed it had reached Golden Master stage and issued a call for developers to finalise their apps for the new build of the platform.
Yosemite has a redesigned interface that brings it closer to the flat look and feel of the iOS mobile platform, and offers closer integration between the firm’s desktop and mobile products.
App icons have lost their 3D look and feel, following the look of iOS 8, while Apple has added a 'dark mode' to let users minimise the translucent effect and go for a darker colour palette.
It is not clear whether the event will be live-streamed but if it is, Apple will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the farce that was its iPhone live stream, which crashed repeatedly or had Chinese translations over the top.
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