With the announcement of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Apple Watch, tech experts are gearing up for another announcement later this week from Apple. Apple-followers expect the announcement on Oct. 16 to introduce new features for the Mac and iPad.
After the launch of iPad Air last year, Apple fans should expect to get several new features, according to Wired. The features include a Touch ID and, when available, Apple Pay, which was announced during the iPhone 6 launch, and a new reflective coating making the iPad easier to see in sunlight. Apple may also double the iPad Air’s RAM from 1 GB to 2. Making the most news, however, is a possible new processing system, the A8X chip. The chip is highly powerful and has the ability to push the iPad line, in terms of processing, ahead of Apple’s phones, according 9TO5MAC.
Also expected during the unveiling will be a broader look into Apple Pay and how that system will function within Yosemite, Apple’s already debuted OS X system, and several other features like the ID-based payment platform. This feature is set to launch on Oct. 18, according to a leak from Walgreens obtained by MacWorld.
Apple is also rumored to be releasing a Retina version of the iMac after thinning the iMac two years ago, according to Wired. The rumor claims that only the larger 27.5-inch model will get the upgrade, but others claim that the 21.5-inch will as well. But, if you are looking for a Retina MacBook Air, you will have to keep waiting, according to ReCode. Apple TV is due for a slight upgrade as well, and with the upgrade Apple TV will allow you to download third-party apps, according to Apple Insider.