What to expect at Apple's October 22 eventWe'll break down everything we expect to see from Apple next week including new iPads, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, and OS X Mavericks.
What's up? Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple. Let's get to the show and the big A has officially sent out their colorful invitation for their October 22nd event in San Francisco with the headline, "We still have a lot to cover." Seriously, Apple. Did you have to make it that easy for us? Look, I'm pretty smart and it's real obvious that you're going to announce a whole new bunch of Apple cases. Get it lot-- too cover? Or it could be iPads, new Macs and OS 10 Mavericks. But I'll let you guys decide. Now a French website, MacG, claims of had the release dates for the new hardware we expect to see. They say, we'll see the new MacBook Pros available on October the 24th or 25th. The iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 on October the 30th or 31st and the new Mac Pro on November the 15th. But based on what we know and all the leaks we've heard and see, what can we expect? Well, the iPad 5 is expected to bring an all-new designs similar to the iPad Minis beveled edges. The new A7 chip that's in of iPhone 5S and an improved 8-megapixel camera and there's still no confirmation about touch ID integration. Now the iPad mini 2 is expected to bring a retina display finally. But there are rumblings out a version without one we've also been tested possibly as an entry-level model according to 9to5Mac and a variant of the A7 chip will be used as well. Now, according to Macotakara, the retina display Mini might even end up slightly thicker to accommodate the new display. Now with the new MacBook Pros, they're expected to bring Intel's Haswell processors and give it a huge boost in battery life that almost doubled for the MacBook Air line and a front-facing camera to be upgraded at 1080p but we don't expect to see a new body design. We've also seen pretty much all the new beefy hardware for the new Mac Pros and it's the entry-level price point and specs that we're waiting to see. So that's a lot of stuff already but we have to imagine a release date for OS and Mavericks will be iSeen on the [unk]. Now Apple's already released the final gold master release of OS 10 Mavericks developers and is started asking developers to submit their apps optimized for Mavericks. So we're getting real, real close for final release date. Now in iPhone use, Apple has kept mum on the sales of the latest iPhones but that didn't stop loco-litics who used the iPhone connections to mobile and web apps and estimates 3 to 1 ratio in favor of the iPhone 5S over with 5C. Now the Wall Street Journal then followed up with a recent story that Apple is reducing its component orders for the iPhone 5C by a third and they're [unk] iPhone 5C production. They also report Apple's raised orders for the 5S, you know, the phone with new technology in it. All right, let's take out our app of the week. This week it's an app for your Mac called Control Plus. It's real sleek and think of it as control center for your Mac. It's a sweet fun utility that appears on your menu bar and you can change the display to do things like adjusting your brightness or setting your wallpaper easily. You can also control iTunes or even set a timer. It's $0.99 for the first couple of days and $4.99 after that but it's an app we're checking out that has really sleek and useful interface. All right guys, on to the quick bytes. It looks like some iPhone 5S users are suffering from the blue screen of death reports from forums say it happens to people using the numbers app in Apple iWork suite and some have said it happens with ESPN Score Center as well, not a good thing. But one possible work around is to disable iCloud syncing with iWork for now but there hasn't been a fix issued yet. Also Apple search for a new VP is retail is over with the hiring of Angela Ahrendts with the CEO, a fashion retail of Burberry and, I think I have a pretty good idea with the next Apple Store is going to look like now. All right, and before we go, we wanted to hook you guys the Apple Byters up with another killer giveaway. Thanks to my friends at Mophie. Check it out. We have five Mophie Juice Pack heliums, which are-- they're slimmer iPhone 5 and 5S battery packs that give you 80 percent more juice for your phone. So all you guys have to do is tell me why you deserve one of these cases or what you'd be willing to do to win one. Send us your responses to the firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @BrianTong and I'll pick my favorites. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show. We'll find out everything that Apple reveals next week so come back to find out what we think. Thanks for watching and we'll catch you guys next time for another byte of the Apple.