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Invitations for Apple event on the 23rd are arriving


Tue, 16 Oct 2012 Ā«permalinkĀ»

Not for me, obviously.

But, the event is official.

Right now, it’s looking like we can expect to see a new iPad Mini, new iMacs, new Mac Minis, and a 13” Retina MacBook Pro.

Some questions to ponder:

  • Now that both MacBook Pros are available in Retina sizes, will Apple kill off the non-retina MacBook Pro line? My money is on no, at least not yet. Give it a few years for component cost to normalize with Apple’s current pricing plans, and then the non-Retina pros will die.
  • What about the existing iPad? Will Apple let it ride out until the Spring? Or will they replace it mid-cycle with a Lightning equipped cousin? I doubt it. But they could. It might also be nice to see a new iPad “Senior” rocking an A6X processor.
  • Will the new iMacs have retina displays? Like I said yesterday, probably not. But at least one reader pointed out that they could produce a Retina display iMac if they chose some resolution other than 2560x1440 as the base resolution; maybe a HiDPI 1920x1200 mode for the 27” or something similar. Extremely possible, but I think that the loss of screen real estate would have most of the people who are in to the current 27” models up in arms. Only time will tell.