Earlier this week, we told you about big new rumors that suggested that Apple will indeed hold a new event this October to finally announce and unveil the iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 release dates. Consumers are dying to upgrade to a new tablet over the 2013 Holiday Season, but it looks like specs of the two devices are still up in the air.
We have just seen the iPhone 5S launch of course, coming with new features such as a Touch ID fingerprint scanner and a 64-bit Apple A7 processor – two features which appear to have gone down a big hit with consumers.
Almost inevitably, consumers want to see both new features fitted inside the next flagship iPad, and the good news is that it looks like Apple is set to offer at least one of these new features. All Things D broke the news recently that the company will hold their iPad 5 October event on October 22.
They have added that it is expected that the iPad 5 will be fitted with the new 64-bit Apple A7 processor, but have not confirmed whether the new Touch ID finger-print sensor will make it in or not. As for the popular Mini range, we’re also hearing that the iPad Mini 2 may be destined to have an upgrade to the A7 chip as well, which would obviously be fantastic news for consumers with such a small unit.
Aside from these two obvious features though, what other areas do Apple need to focus on for the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2? Many consumers want to see a Retina display inside the Mini since the first generation didn’t offer this, so hopefully Apple are ready to accommodate this wish finally.
Expandable storage would obviously be a lovely addition, but it could be a long while away until Apple feels the need to offer this with their production methods showing no signs of change for now.
With the October 22 event now in sight, what are your final specs expectations for the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2? – What do you need to see before you part with the cash?