Apple iPad Air 2 And Retina iPad Mini 2 To Go On Sale On October 24.
Apple is believed to be unveiling new iPads at its event tomorrow night.
MacRumors' sources claim that shipments of new products have started arriving in the US, and they are set to go on sale on October 24.
According to the report, these new products are likely to be the forthcoming tablets.
Barring the launch of a brand new category of product like the Watch, Apple has usually started selling products a week after unveiling it.
Last year too Apple unveiled the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini on October 22, and the former went on sale in the US on November 1.
The Retina iPad mini shipment was delayed by a few weeks later due to supply issues.
In this case, either or both the new iPads could go on sale on October 24.
A report from earlier today however claimed that the iPad Air 2 could be available in limited quantities.
One of the primary reasons for the limited quantities according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is the "poor yield rate of anti-reflective coating cover lens."
As for the Retina iPad mini 2, the analyst claims that the new iPad is not a major update.
Plus, it too is likely to be available in limited quantities, because Apple is using quite a bit of its resources on the rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
In addition to the new iPads, Apple is also set to unveil new Retina iMac at its event tomorrow night.
The 27-inch Retina iMac is expected to go on sale before the end of the year, while the 21-inch iMac is only expected to arrive in the second half of next year.
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iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., which runs Apple's iOS.
The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models, the iPad Air and second generation iPad Mini, were revealed on October 22, 2013 and went on sale November 1, 2013, and November 12, 2013, respectively.
The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard.
The iPad has built-in Wi-Fi and, on some models, cellular connectivity.
As of June, 2014, there have been over 200 million iPads sold since its release in 2010.
An iPad can shoot video, take photos, play music, and perform Internet functions such as web-browsing and emailing.
Other functions-games, reference, GPS navigation, social networking, etc.-can be enabled by downloading and installing apps.
As of October 2013, the App Store has more than 475,000 native apps by Apple and third parties.
There have been five versions of the iPad.
The first generation established design precedents, such as the 9.7-inch screen size and button placement, that have persisted through all models.
The iPad 2 added a dual core Apple A5 processor and VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling.
The third generation added a Retina Display, the new Apple A5X processor with a quad-core graphics processor, a 5-megapixel camera, HD 1080p video recording, voice dictation, and 4G (LTE).
The fourth generation added the Apple A6X processor and replaces the 30-pin connector with an all-digital Lightning connector.
The iPad Air added the Apple A7 processor, the Apple M7 motion coprocessor and reduced the thickness for the first time since the iPad 2. iOS 6.0 added Siri to the third and fourth generations and the iPad Mini.
There have been two versions of the iPad Mini.
The first generation features a reduced screen size of 7.9 inches and features similar internal specifications as the iPad 2 except it uses the Lightning connector.
The second generation features the Retina Display, the Apple A7 processor and the Apple M7 motion coprocessor, closely matching the internals specifications of the iPad Air.
In the last quarter of 2013, there were 26 million iPads sold, a new record, compared to 22.9 million in the last quarter of 2012.
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