Various technology websites and national news publications have claimed for months that the next-gen iPad will be thinner and lighter than previous models. It is has also been estimated it will run Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip and feature an improved camera. It’s also been said that the company’s new fingerprint sensor, Touch ID, could make it into the final product.
iPad mini is reportedly due to be upgraded soon with a retina display and either the A7 processor or the A6 one currently used in iPhone 5C.
The new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks could also feature at tonight’s event, which coincides with both Nokia’s Innovation Reinvented showcase and the US launch of Microsoft’s Surface 2.
It’s claimed that Apple will launch the new iPads on November 1, this may be confirmed during tonights announcements.
In July, Apple reported a second consecutive drop in quarterly profits despite a significant increase in iPhone sales.
During the three months ended June 29, iPad sales came in at 14.6 million units, down from 17 million in the same period a year earlier.