Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on Oct. 21: report

Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:40pm EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote) is set to launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at its next event on Oct. 21, a Daily Dot report said, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the iPad mini, as well as its operating system OS X Yosemite, which has undergone a complete visual overhaul, the Internet news website said.

Trudy Muller, a spokeswoman for Apple, declined to comment.

The iPad is expected to have a 9.7 inch screen, while the new version of the iPad mini will have a 7.9 inch screen, Bloomberg earlier reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

A Bloomberg report said the Cupertino, California-based company will launch its next generation of iPads around mid-October as Apple prepares for the holiday season by boosting its product lineup.

Apple sold 13.3 million iPads in the quarter ended June, falling short of analysts' projections for more than 14 million.

Apple also unveiled its Apple Watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service dubbed "Apple Pay" last week.

(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bangalore,; Additional reporting by Christina Farr; Editing by Joyjeet Das)

 
The Apple logo hangs inside the glass entrance to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City, April 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Segar