The new MacBook Pro release date could come just days after the October 22nd iPad event and the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 release date could come by October 31st according to a new report. The Mac Pro that Apple teased at WWDC 2013 in June could arrive by November 15th.
Anticipation for the new MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 release date is building as leaks show parts of the new iPads and consumers grow anxious for a new MacBook Pro with better battery life and the first real Mac Pro update in years.
The rumored release dates for Apple’s fall 2013 lineup comes from Mac Generation, a french Apple site that previously predicted Apple would hold an iPad event on October 15th. This date did not come to life for an Apple Event, but the publication previously shared good intel on Apple’s plans. The dates are plausible, but keep in mind the recent mistake in dates when reading this information.
In the new report, Mac Generation claims to know when the new MacBook Pro models will arrive in stores and outlines what it knows about the Mac Pro, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2.
- New MacBook Pro release date – October 24th or 25th
- iPad 5 release date – October 30th or 31st
- iPad mini 2 release date – October 30th or 31st
- Mac Pro release date – November 15th
These dates are of course not official, but they do fall within the range of an Apple launch. The iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 release date on a Wednesday or Thursday would arrive roughly a week and a half after the October 22nd announcement which we expect to see invites for today. It would not be surprising to see the release date fall on November 1st, as Apple typically releases new iOS products on a Friday.
If the new MacBook Pro release date is set for within days of the event, Apple will likely also confirm the OS X Mavericks release date. Apple has an earnings call on October 28th, and in the past used an earnings call to announce details of a new version of OS X, but with an event rumored for the 22nd it would make sense to hear the OS X Mavericks price and release details there instead.
The source for these rumors is not certain if Apple plans to bring Intel 4th generation Haswell processors to the MacBook Pro line or if the company only plans to upgrade the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display to the new processor.
Thanks to multiple leaks it looks like the iPad 5 will come with the same 9.7-inch Retina Display as the iPad 4, but it will use a smaller frame that is similar in design to the iPad mini. The iPad mini 2 will reportedly gain a Retina Display with the same resolution as the full size iPad.
We may see gold iPad options and Touch ID on the iPad 5 and iPad mini, but the rumors are still not concrete enough as we approach the fall 2013 iPad event.