Details Of Apple's New iPads Get Leaked To iTunes Store In A Major "Whoops" Moment
Well, someone's in trouble at Apple today. According to PCWorld, just one day before the technology giant is supposed to unveil their newest versions of the iPad, an image published on Apple’s iPad User Guide in the iTunes store revealed Apple's much-anticipated iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2. Coincidentally, Google released their new tablet today, so maybe it wasn't nearly as "accidental" as we're thinking.
The image has since been removed from the website, but luckily for us is still sitting on Apple's server. While there's no way to be 100 percent sure this is what's being announced Thursday, the telling signs are the iOS 8.1 interface and the fingerprint sensor. Along with the two aforementioned features, the new tablets appear to have two cameras, a headphone jack and a nano-SIM slot for mobile broadband.
The new iPads are also rumored to have the same new chip the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have, the A8, which will give it more processing power. They may also be adding a gold version of the iPad, which will bring you closer to your dream of all gold everything. Or maybe that's my dream... whatever.
Outside of those relatively minor changes though, it's not going to look all that different.
Thankfully for Apple, the iPads aren't the only new gadget they plan to spotlight at the event. A new iMac (Recode says potentially with a retina display) and the Yosemite operating system are also expected to make their debuts in Cupertino tomorrow. According to The Verge, the new OS X will let you answer phone calls, send and receive text messages on your Mac. It'll also let you pick up a document where you left off on your phone or tablet. Sweet.
The Verge also considered some less likely possibilities:
Some long shots? Apple is supposed to be working on a huge, 12.9-inch iPad, but it's not supposed to be ready until next year. We also know that Apple is working on letting the iPad do split-screen multitasking — we just don't know if it's finished yet.
This is one of the last few opportunities Apple has to roll out something new and exciting before the holiday season. After all, the iWatch isn't expected until early 2015. So, it is possible you'll see some pretty awesome gadgets tomorrow during the event.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be rechecking my savings account and crying over my old, dusty MacBook.