Apple to introduce new iPads on Oct 22: AllThingsD
SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Apple intends to introduce its latest line-up of iPads on Oct 22, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources familiar with the company's plans as saying, meaning Apple would be updating its tablets in time for holiday shopping.
New versions of the iPad, which will go up against Amazon.com Inc's latest Kindle Fire tablets and other gadgets made by Samsung Electronics, are expected to feature lighter, thinner designs and more powerful processors.
Supply chain sources told Reuters last week that Apple may run into a shortage of so-called "retina" displays for the iPad mini, a smaller version of the tablet that helped popularise the product in 2010. That could in turn limit supply of the gadget during the crucial season.
Apple declined to comment about AllThingsD's report, which added that the company may also devote some time to detailing new Macintosh computers.