The iPhone 5S unleashing this Sept indirectly pointed to the exciting and killer features that Apple intends to unfold for the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 release date.
Most of the specs attributed to the iOS 7-powered slates are giveaways - same screen size, faster processor and reduced footprints - thanks to persistent leaks, published patents and analysts' projections.
But buried deeper on those percolating talks are the likely fresh iPad offerings, all of which can be extracted by probing closely on what the 5S has delivered so far.
Enhanced gaming chops thanks to iOS 7 and 64-bit A7X chip
It's an open secret that Apple is gunning to invade the gaming industry, its plans plainly bared by the new codes revealed during the beta releases of iOS 7. Also, the tech giant issued advisories to developers and accessories makers that they should be prepared to produce apps and tools alluding to intense gaming environment.
However, the company's serious gaming plans have been further defined when it introduced the A7X CPU that fully adheres to the 64-bit computing standard. This processing chip, paired with 2GB of RAM plus the immersive Retina display panel, will surely nudge game console makers quaking on their boots, according to CNET.
As Apple has declared, 64-bit is forward-looking and gaming indeed is nice trophy for the iPad maker to soon take home, with the adequate aid, of course, of the new set of instructions.
Rainbow body options come to the two refreshed iPads
The iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2 will get the hot and cool treatments on launch time. Hot because it is highly likely that the 9.7-inch iPad will mirror the colour options seen in the 5S - pristine white, champagne gold and the classy graphite. This hues becoming reality on release date should push the slate, in any colour, flying off shelves in great numbers.
As for the iPad Mini 2, it will be the cool thing for the holiday quarter of the colour variants of the iPhone 5C are extended to the compact tablet. Hopefully though, Apple will retain the classic black and white if only to prod the young adults to upgrade to the Mini's second build, which should be more powerful, faster and best of all, prettier.
Killer apps galore
As mentioned above, the two iPads' bigger muscles will be highlighted by new and exciting gaming titles. But Apple will pitch in the first torrents of killer applications with emphasis on productivity and education such as Numbers, Pages and the Notes app that can transform texts into speech.
No doubt, third-party developers will swiftly do their shares by recalibrating their existing title libraries to iOS 7 and Apple's 64-bit environment. This only underscores what the tech titan has been boasting about - the iPad model is unchallenged in terms of its robust ecosystem, which is tablet-optimised, and its rapidly improving paradigm, thanks to the next-generation A-series processing chipsets
Take note that until later in 2014, Apple will be the sole device maker to deploy 64-bit computing capabilities with their mobile devices.
Reports said Apple is holding a media event on Oct 15, which is believed to be the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 launching pad, with the release date to follow in the immediate weeks if not days.
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