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New MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad 5 & iPad mini Rumored for October 15th

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Apple’s iPhone 5s release is still ahead of us, but the rumors are already talking about a possible Apple event in the middle of October where we could see the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 as well as new MacBook Pro units and new iMacs.

This isn’t the first rumor of an Apple event in October, but it is one of the first to put a specific date on Apple’s next event which could come with a collection of new products.

Nearly three-fourths of Apple’s current lineup is due for a refresh, we’ve cautioned users to avoid buying a MacBook Pro until the new MacBook Pro models arrive, and now it is time to start re-thinking any immediate plans to buy an iPad or an iMac.

Apple already confirmed that the Mac Pro release date is set for Fall 2013, and we know the OS X Mavericks release date is expected at almost the same time.

An Apple event is rumored for October 15th, where we could see a lot of new Apple products.

An Apple event is rumored for October 15th, where we could see a lot of new Apple products.

The latest rumor from MacGeneration claims Apple will hold a special event on October 15th to usher in the new iPads as well as to share news about new Intel Haswell powered notebooks and desktops.

MacGeneration is the source of several Apple leaks in the past, but this is the first time we recall the publication pointing to a specific date for an Apple event.

The site claims that the iMac stock is low in physical store, despite a 24 hour shipping time on Apple’s website, which could tip supply constraints ahead of Apple announcing a new iMac.

iPad 5 & iPad mini 2

We expect an Apple event for the iPad later this year, and October makes sense to see an iPad 5 announced and to find out if Apple is really going to deliver an iPad mini 2 with Retina Display this year.

This new render shows what Touch ID and a gold iPad would look like.

This new render shows what Touch ID and a gold iPad would look like. Martin Hajek

Conflicting rumors suggest Apple could be preparing an iPad mini with the higher resolution Retina Display for this fall, or for early 2014. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities who nailed many of the iPhone 5s details predicts an iPad mini 2 with Retina Display this year, though earlier reports suggest it may not arrive until November, even if it is announced in October.

New MacBook Pro Models

The report also indicates we could see the new MacBook Pro at the event. Apple often combines MacBook updates with other announcements including the new MacBook Air at WWDC 2013 in June. The new MacBook Pro would reportedly use a Haswell processor that could dramatically increase battery life.

Read: 5 Reasons Buyers Need to Wait for the New MacBook Pro Release

The new MacBook Pro release could come soon after an October event.

The new MacBook Pro release could come soon after an October event.

We could also see the new MacBook Pro Retina with Thunderbolt 2, better integrated graphics and possibly even a slight design refresh.

New iMac

Also expected is a new iMac release. Apple announced the new slimmer iMac design last year in October, though the actual devices were in very short supply all the way into 2013.

Moves suggest Apple is planning a new iMac release in the near future.

Moves suggest Apple is planning a new iMac release in the near future.

The new iMac with Haswell could deliver better processing power and Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. It might also come with support for a rumored 4k Apple display.

New Mac Pro

In what seems to be an endless parade of products, Apple is also planning a new Mac Pro release for Fall 2013. Apple is already advertising the Mac Pro in theaters and showed off the device at WWDC 2013 in June.

The new Mac Pro is a smaller device with faster memory and new flash storage as well as dual GPUs standard. The new Mac Pro price is going to be high, but it is not a machine for the average user and it’s been a long time since a proper update.

OS X Mavericks

If Apple announces the new iMac and new MacBook Pro models with Haswell processors at an October 15th event, we also expect tot see OS X Mavericks arrive at the same time.

Read: OS X Mavericks Release Date & Price Predictions

OS X Mavericks brings a new Finder with tabs and tags, iBooks and Apple Maps for Macs, better support for multiple monitors and smart technologies that can enhance battery life. The OS X Mavericks release date is rumored for late October.

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9 Comments

  1. Alex Lee

    09/16/2013 at 9:47 am

    Don’t forget the New 17 inch MacBook Pro

    • Wayne

      10/08/2013 at 3:09 pm

      Hope fully

  2. None OfYourBusiness

    09/18/2013 at 10:01 am

    Yeah right. I’ve been reading the iMac updates will be released in June, then July, then August, then Septmeber, and now October. Real fortune tellers aren’t we?

  3. GrandpaChris

    09/19/2013 at 5:48 am

    You mean a 17″ iPad stick on the refrigerator device.

  4. frank rogers

    09/19/2013 at 5:41 pm

    i dont know why they are making things thiner and thiner i don’t want that i want something you can stick things in and upgrade

  5. Nick

    09/21/2013 at 9:37 am

    I believe it would come out on the 21st but we will be introduced to it to the public on October 15 th and the Mac will probably come out in late October but introduced also on October 15 this isn’t a rumor this is true cause last year they introduced the first iPad on October 15 and sold it on the 21st and sold the Mac to the public on October 29th

  6. Wayne

    10/08/2013 at 3:08 pm

    A 17 inch Mac book pro would send me right to the apple store to buy one.

    • kstarke

      10/09/2013 at 5:00 pm

      17 inch would be my choice too

  7. benney swet

    11/02/2013 at 1:55 am

    By the way new iMac looking awesome love to have these all .
    2013 imac rumors

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