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

Oct 3, 2014 - 26 Comments

iMac and iPad

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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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, News, Rumor


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  1. Ken says:

    If only Apple had esthetic standards for its software. I really don’t like the Picasso look with the extraterrestrial colors.

    I need to use Pages (the real one, not the downgrade), so I won’t downgrade to Yosemite unless and until Pages runs on it.

    It’s tragic that as the hardware gets more beautiful, the software gets more hideous.

    • Peter says:

      Pages works on my mac

      • Ken says:

        Are you running Pages 4.3 on Yosemite? If so, I can update.

        I can’t “update” to the fifty or so missing features in “Pages” 5.

      • Paul says:

        Indeed, the latest version of Pages works fine in OS X Yosemite GM and Public Beta. Be sure to update through the App Store if you are having any problems.

        • Ken says:

          I trusted Apple before there was an App Store. I bought mine in a box. I downloaded a DMG for iWork 09 from Apple’s web site, so I’m hoping that that will work if nothing else does.

          You can’t use the App Store for Pages. It will try to “upgrade” you to Pages 5’s severely truncated feature set and to its incompatible file format that deceptively has the same extension. The App Store in this case actually vandalizes the software (strong words, but it’s a serious problem).

          Apparently some manager, who should be fired, said, “Gee, let’s throw away all the code and make a program that can fit through iCloud’s keyhole, and let’s not bother checking if anyone is using it first.”

        • Ken says:

          The latest version, “Pages 5” is crap. I’m speaking of Pages 4.3, which is a full-fledged word processor with a complete feature set.

          There was an attorney who was upgrading his office to Macs and Pages. Then Apple suddenly assassinated Pages during the night. That makes Apple look capricious and unreliable, and inattentive to its customers.

          He got rid of the Macs and replaced them with PCs, Windows, and Microsoft Office.

          • JDP says:

            Why replace all the hardware when that attorney could just simply erase Pages 5, install Office for Mac 2011 instead, and wait until Office for Mac 2014 (or 2015) is released in the following weeks??

  2. AK says:

    I use Apple TV a lot. One of Yosemite’s biggest problems is when you stream to Apple TV. You keep losing sound and when you decide to extend your desktop, it simply disconnects. This sucks big time.

  3. Mark says:

    I’ll not be upgrading, I need to use Apertue as long as possible, so sticking with Mavericks

  4. TonyM says:

    I’ve been using 10.10 (Public Beta Golden Master) since it was released and had no problems whatsoever – runs fast and smooth on MBP and looks good to me.

  5. Corky says:

    Any news on the Mini, please.

  6. Alberto says:

    Nothing about a new Mac Mini?

    • pha says:

      No rumors about it, but everyone is hoping for an update on the Mini to come alongside the iMac. It may depend on the Broadwell chip though, which isn’t due out until next year. So perhaps a minor revision until Intel catches up with CPU, and maybe Apple releases a Retina desktop display aside from the iMac to pair it with. One can hope, anyway.

  7. Cyrus Dubash says:

    i have installed the public beta version of yosemite on another partition.

    Do you recommend It is safe to install it on the main one ? I tried but it said the code is used already.

    Also if I do manage it, how do I ibst the main release once it is officially out?

  8. Michael says:

    Have tested Yosemite Beta with about 100 different apps. I am sure the released version will be fine.

  9. Tyson says:

    Yosemite is good except for two things:

    1: the fonts are terribly hard to read if you don’t have a retina display (you’ll feel like you need to wear glasses even if you are 20/20)

    2: iTunes 12 is the worst version of iTunes ever made

    Otherwise Yosemite is good, and has good features that pair well with iOS.

  10. Macintosh Sauce says:

    I’ve been testing the OS X 10.10 Yosemite (Golden Master) for a few days now, since it first became available to developers. Honestly, I am having almost zero issues Even been playing Team Fortress 2 under Steam with no issues with their latest update.

  11. Toupeiro says:

    You couldn’t be further off. I’ve been testing yosimite since the open beta started. It works fantastic.

  12. Leafsley says:

    I have a strong feeling that Yo is initially gonna be as messed up if not more than iOS 8. I will probably wait for 10.10.4 or 5 before I install it.

    It would be nice if Apple could get the 5 or 6 Developers they have to really thoroughly test the software before they release it.

    Steve Jobs would be crying…

    • silence says:

      I’m fairly certain Yosemite has been tested pretty throughly. Apple even made it available to non-developers as a beta this time. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now, and just installed the 4th beta yesterday. So far I’ve had very few issues.

    • Derek William Scott says:

      Nope Leafsley, Yosemite is solid. I’ve tested through all the dev betas and now the GM.

    • Mac Insider says:

      Nope brother, i would say Yosemite have been fully tested prior release, probably with more or less minor bugs and defects that can’t be helped (no software release has been found to contain 0% bugs/defects so far). Being in software testing, and having had multiple projects and software upgrades, i’d say Apple being a Apple has had allotted time, effort and resources for this huge release. So don’t hold your breathe.

    • Raven says:

      Yosemite is solid as a rock, even on Public Beta 3. I haven’t had a single issue.

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