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The New iPad Set To Drop October 15

Apple will launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at an event on Oct. 21, Reuters reported on Wednesday (Sept. 17), citing media reports.

Apple wouldn’t comment on the reports. Analysts had questioned the lack of an iPad announcement at the iPhone 6 rollout on Sept. 9.

The news service said that according to reports from the Internet news website Daily Dot and Bloomberg, Apple will unveil a sixth-generation iPad with a 9.7-inch screen and a third-generation iPad Mini with a 7.9-inch screen. Apple has been losing market share in tablets to Android, and for the quarter ended in June the company sold 13.3 million iPads, falling short of analysts’ estimates of more than 14 million.

The Daily Dot also reported that the new desktop Mac operating system version, OS X Yosemite, will also be part of the Oct. 21 announcement. The operating system has undergone a complete visual overhaul, according to sources.

An updated version of Apple’s smartphone and tablet operating system, iOS 8, was released on Wednesday (Sept. 17).


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