oct_22_2013_inviteAs expected, invites went out moments ago for Apple's October 22nd keynote event. Reading, "We still have a lot to cover," what Apple is actually going to cover is a bit of a wildcard. I mean, new iPads are basically guaranteed, but there's so much of Apple's product lineup that's badly in need of a refresh. Retina MacBook Pros, the Apple TV itself, and even iOS game controllers are all possible candidates for products that could see some face time on stage.

As far as whether or not you're going to be buying these products, we posted an article last week discussing possibilities with an incredibly vibrant comments section filled with people discussing what Apple needs to throw in the new iPads to get them to open their wallets. Be sure to give it a look, especially if you're on the fence of buying.

  • Der-Kleine

    Has everyone forgotten about the iPod Touch?

    • Holcman

      I know, right?

    • TeddyNYC

      The iPod touch is a price point, a way to get kids & teens into the iOS ecosystem. Apple's reasoning is if you want more, get an iPhone or iPad. That's the reason it gets a lower priority when it comes to refreshes these days. Then again, maybe Apple will be generous this year and pop in an A6 with better graphics.

      • Der-Kleine

        But I don't want an iPhone or iPad. The iPad is too just use on the bus to school and I have no need for the phone features of an iPhone. (As old as my android phone may be, it still makes phone calls and can create a wifi network for my other mobile devices. Plus if I wanted a new phone I wouldn't get an iPhone.)

      • TeddyNYC

        Es tut mir leid, kleine.

      • Der-Kleine

        This is completely off-topic, but clearly you aren't german.

      • TeddyNYC

        Clearly.

      • rewyan

        That's not how it used to be before the iPhone 4 though. The iPod touch wasn't treated like stepping stone or testing product.

    • 21tigermike

      Also, the iPod is on the way out. We don't need it anymore. If Apple's clever, they'll just kill the iPod and get everyone onto low-cost (eg. iPhone 4) iPhones

      • wingz

        When you say we dont need it anymore i think you mean YOU dont need it anymore ; )

      • tony

        I've read that ipods aren't selling like they used to. I'd be surprised if the ipod touch ever gets a refresh again

      • pkmaximum

        I can imagine Nanos evolving and taking over the "iPod" market.

  • thecool111

    I really hope it starts at 32 GB. 16 GB fills up so quickly!

    • PresidentZer0

      I could even deal with 549 for 32gb.... Storage has gotten really cheap.... But it's apple still

      • zergslayer69

        Don't give them any ideas about raising prices or the 16gb will end up being 549 like how the note 10.1 is. >_<

    • Lazer Kat

      For us it does, but the 16GB is their best selling device, and is enough storage for most people (they generally just use the iPad to surf, check email, play angry birds, and tweet while they're pooping, aka 'twooping'). So they will not get rid of it. Honestly, I'd rather see a 4 or 8 gb device with an option for expandable SD memory, but that won't happen either.

  • PresidentZer0

    Was hoping for a fancy controller picture :P

  • ImJPaul

    I hope they just throw out an Apple TV update. I literally JUST bought my gen 3 Apple TV.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      Uh oh. You have to be careful when buying a new Apple product just before one of these 'announcement events'. I got shafted with a PowerPC Mac laptop a few months before Intel laptop. That really hurt.
      At least your Apple TV is only ~ $100.

  • Lazer Kat

    Apple is notorious for putting little hints in their invitations.
    "cover"
    "c" is the 3rd letter of the alphabet.
    Half-Life 3 confirmed

    • iammane

      Lmao nice

      • Lazer Kat

        Exclusive for iOS

    • CkX82

      It took me longer than it should've to get that hahaha

  • Taclys

    Really looking forward to external Apple controllers.

    • Lazer Kat

      Really looking forward to the new 64 Bit iPad

      • Der-Kleine

        Finally they'll be able to use the full potential of the 4 GB of ram that it won't have!

      • Lazer Kat

        There's other advantages of a 64 bit architecture

      • Der-Kleine

        But how big of a deal are they really?

      • Lazer Kat

        To me pretty big. I use lots of music production apps that will be much more stable with this architecture, and more importantly it makes porting software from Mac (or PC) much easier...also it (could be) the first step to integrating iOS and OSX.

        It may not be a great big deal for most people, but its a first step that's very important for the future.

      • anabolicMike

        I like my 5s. But I think it's not even the a7 that makes the big difference. It's the m7. The little second processor that runs the boring shit on the phone. Why you ask? Well I assume it's because of that little less powerful chip that my battery life is noticeably better. Heh. Yeah man! Can watch a video and it eats half the % the 5 did on ios 7.

      • Nekku

        i guess it's the next gen rogue GPU that makes the difference in comparison to the iPhone 5. At least for gaming.
        I rly hope Apple will release an iPad Mini 2 with A7X SoC *_*

      • Lazer Kat

        This is a "Motion Co-Processor" that is supposedly for motion specific duties.

      • Endscrypt

        What has 4gb of ram, got to do with the new pad running 64bit ?

      • Lazer Kat

        It I'd commonly said that 64 Bit Architecture is primarily advantageous when a device has 4GBs of RAM and up. That IS a big advantage, yes, but not the only one,

  • 28monkeys

    64bit iPad ? Oh lord....

    • pkmaximum

      Well it's pretty safe to say, all the new iOS products that come onto the market now are going to be 64bit.

  • plpruitt

    Come on iWatch......

  • dancj

    I probably won't get a new iPad

    But then again I might

  • one.sixty.four

    I hope they do a live stream again this time!

  • Tim

    The whole thing is going to be about cases and covers. Get it?

    • DannyTheElite

      Please no....

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      "We are having this event to announce our amazing leather covers for our older products." HA HA HA
      LOL

  • renatpl

    Oh yea ipad mini 2 with retina come to me!

  • Professionalbum

    Not to get off the subject, but I wonder if there's still a market for the iPod classic. I love my 160 GB one and I hope they continue to produce them.

    • Lazer Kat

      Unfortunately you are the minority. People want a touch screen and iOS.

    • rewyan

      If there's a market for the iPod Classic, then there must be a market for phonographs.

      • drlemon

        There is!

  • 61050

    i just swapped my 4s for the 5c (funny how apple gave me 196 for my old phone making my new one four bucks). i was holding out for the 5s, but im not going to wait in line in the morning to get a ticket so i can have the privilege of driving back to the apple store 2 hours later to pick up the phone that was there the whole time.

    my point is, maybe apple will reveal that they have finally decided to start producing enough phones to meet the demand. ive been patient enough but ive got other shite to do than waste my time looking for a phone that for all intents and purposes doesnt look like it will be available until the release of the iphone 6.

  • rewyan

    It's like when your friend tells you that you're invited to a party a month in advance, but he sends an invitation the week before anyway.

    • Lazer Kat

      Well "our friend" never told us about the party a month ago.
      It's actually like we heard lots of rumors about the party a month in advance, and knew the party was going to happen, but we finally got the invitation from our friend to confirm it.

  • JarvisDelta

    My wild fantasy is that "cover" is a hint that they're adding the single advantage Microsoft's Surface has and updating their magnetic iPad covers to include a keyboard. Despite loving my aging iPad 2, I'll never stop yearning for a bundled solution to the lack of a tactile keyboard...

  • WillnNay4ever

    Apple usually puts a new ipod every two years or so, they just released the iPod touch 5 last September, so I doubt it's a new ipod.

  • TJF588

    Mayhaps... Removable storage media?!

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      If you believe in 'market driven forces' being relevant, they'd do it. But have you noticed that their pricing model is always the storage limitation of the device? So ... Not likely, buddy.

  • RinoaHeartily

    iPhone 6 with 5 inch display.. That's the news floating

  • pkmaximum

    iPad Mini with Retina, that's what I'm banking on. More like that's what I want from Apple lol

  • tomj315

    There's some new shocks about an all new Apple TV and a very big sister update for the older ones. There's also some shocks about the iPod nano having software update who making it an iOS device.

    Although, I think that it's very possible that we will see an iPod touch 6th generation this year, and if it won't be in the upcoming event, so it will be on WWDC 2014 this summer.

    We all know that Apple is capable to keep on secrecy about new staff, and we all be hoping for the best.