New iPads, Retina iMacs, & OS X Yosemite to be Released on October 16

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Apple will unveil updates to the iPad line at an event scheduled for Thursday, October 16, according to the well-sourced Re/Code. Additionally, the report says that Apple has picked the same day to launch the much anticipated iMac with a Retina display, and OS X Yosemite.

Existing rumors suggest the next iPad will be a spec boost, with faster hardware, the inclusion of Touch ID, and the availability of a third Gold color option for the aluminum enclosure. The rumored 12.9″ iPad is not expected at the event, though Apple could surprise.

The Retina iMac is rumored to have a screen resolution somewhere between 4096×2304 pixels and 6400×3600 pixels, and would be the first desktop Mac with an ultra high resolution retina display.

OS X Yosemite is currently versioned as “Golden Master Release Candidate 1.0” suggesting it is on the verge of completion. The new version of the Mac operating system brings about a revamped user interface and a variety of new features, including significant workflow improvements to Mac users who also own iOS devices.

Separately, iOS 8.1 is likely to launch on or near the same day, perhaps closer to when the next iPad actually ships.

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