Apple Event Set for October 16th, 2014
Apple officially has set October 16th, 2014 as the date for their newest Apple event for 2014. The Apple event is scheduled to take place at 1:00 pm Eastern Time/10:00 am Pacific Time. This Apple event is scheduled to take place at the Town Hall Auditorium on Apple’s main campus. As noted in this article by David Pierce at The Verge, this may indicate that this Apple event is intended to feel a bit more intimate than the previous Apple event held at the much larger Flint Center in September. This time, a press release for the Apple event was sent to many media outlets with the tag “It’s been way too long” on it, as shown in this article by Caitlin McGarry at Macworld. The press release for the upcoming Apple event has a colorful design that shows the top of an apple against a white backdrop. You can see the press release in the image below.
While no one can specifically detail what will be released at the Apple event until that day, many observers are anticipating that Apple will release news about a new iPad and possibly a new line of Mac computers. It is safe to assume that there will be some mention of the new operating system, OS X Yosemite, as its upcoming release date must be fast approaching. Some observers, such as Jacob Siegal in this article at BGR, have noted that it is possible that OS X Yosemite may even appear as a free release after the event, mirroring the method of release employed by OS X Mavericks following the keynote on October 22nd, 2013. Other Apple observers have speculated that the reference “It’s been way too long” within the invite to this Apple event could mean a new update to Apple TV, or a completely new Apple TV, may also appear at this Apple event. Other rumors have suggested that the Apple event may include new Mac minis.
One very interesting clue, noted by Mark Gurman in this article at 9to5Mac, is that the colorful Apple design shown within the invitation to the Apple event matches the logo design shown within the Mac 30th anniversary logo. You can see the side-by-side comparison of the two images within this picture in his Twitter account. This seems to give a strong indication that there will be some news about new Mac computers at this upcoming Apple event.
Another indication that new iPads will be unveiled at this Apple event is found within this article at AppleInsider, which notes that new iPads were released in October of last year. If Apple was going to release a new iPad, which may include the new A8 processors and which are rumored to be available in a new gold color, October would fit in the timeline of product releases for Apple. As always, we can only speculate what may be unveiled during the Apple event until it actually happens.
Live streaming of the Apple event will be available starting October 16th, 2014 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time/10:00 am Pacific Time. If you have Safari 5.1.10 or later running OS X v10.6.8 or later, or have Safari on iOS 6.0 or later, you can watch the live stream of the Apple event at http://www.apple.com/live/. People who have a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later, can also watch the live stream of the Apple event on their Apple TVs.