Story image

New Apple products days away from being debuted

09 Oct 14

Anticipation is in the air with Apple set to have another big launch this October the 16th. With the tantalising header “it’s been way too long”, Apple sent out press invitations on Wednesday for the launch.

Those who have been invited will head over to the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California where they will be among the first to see the new products. It’s expected this event is being held to debut the next iPad Air and iPad mini and will show off the improvements and features of the devices.

It’s believed these two products will be faster and more efficient than ever, with the A8 chip that is used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and will also incorporate the Apple Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Known for their sleek products and attention to design, this may also be the big reveal for a gold iPad which could see it quickly becoming the sought after gadget for those who want a little bit of luxury when it comes to their technology. Others have said the event could also be the launch for a 12.9 inch iPad model, which will be the biggest one yet, with high resolution Retina display.

It will be interesting to see how Apple will respond to the fact that recent sales of the iPad have been struggling. A larger version of the device may only be one way the company plans to move forward and just one way to get people excited.

September was a month for Apple smartphones, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus released, along with a teaser for the new Apple Watch. October will be all about the iPad, iMacs and Mac software.

This month it is also expected we will see new iMacs launched, with enhanced features, operating systems and improved capabilities.

IDC: Standalone VR headset shipments grow 428.6% in 3Q18
The VR headset market returned to growth in 3Q18 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
Meet Rentbot, the chatbot that can help with tenancy law
If you find yourself in a tricky situation  - or if you just want to understand your rights as a landlord or tenant, you can now turn to a chatbot for help.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) finally releases on PS4
PUBG on PS4 feels like it’s still in Early Access as the graphics look horribly outdated and the game runs poorly too. 
How AI can fundamentally change the business landscape
“This is an extremely interesting if not pivotal time to discuss how AI is being deployed and leveraged, both in business and at home.”
CERT NZ highlights rise of unauthorised access incidents
“In one case, the attacker gained access and tracked the business’s emails for at least six months. They gathered extensive knowledge of the business’s billing cycles."
Report finds GCSB in compliance with NZ rights
The Inspector-General has given the GCSB its compliance tick of approval for the fourth year in a row.
Game review: Just Cause 4 on PC
Rico Rodriguez returns to wreak over-the-top havoc for a fourth time. This time the island nation of Solís is our hero’s sandbox, ripe for destruction.
Hands-on review: Logitech G502 HERO gaming mouse
My favourite feature of the G502s is the ‘Sniper’ button, which is found on the left hand side of the device. When held, this lowers the DPI and allows you to achieve maximum accuracy whilst honing in on a kill on your favourite FPS title.