Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning another big event next month, according to one French website. MacGeneration (spotted by 9to5 Mac) reports that the company will hold another big media event on Oct. 15—roughly a month after the company unveiled its two new iPhones.
The odds of an iPhone 6 unveiling
As disappointed as many are about the iPhone 5S and 5C, some could be hoping that the iPhone 6 will be unveiled at that event, but this is highly unlikely. Of course Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) did break tradition by unveiling two handsets at the same time this month, but it doesn’t seem likely that another new iPhone will be unveiled so quickly.
Many have been wishing for an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen. Aside from the high price of what was supposed to be the low-cost iPhone 5C, Apple has also been criticized for not launching a larger handset to compete with the Galaxy Note. Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 3 next month, and Apple has yet to launch a competing big-screen handset.
Last week there were renewed reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was testing larger screens for its iPhones, which would suggest that if the iPhone 6 has a bigger screen, it won’t be ready for launch next month.
Apple to unveil new iPads, Mac computers?
Instead of the iPhone 6, it’s far more likely that tomorrow we will see the next generation iPad and / or new Mac computers. According to MacGeneration, inventory levels of the iMac computers are at very low levels, so this could be a sign of what’s to come on Oct. 15.
Also it’s worth noting that in the past when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) held big events in both September and October of the same year, we saw the new iPhone at one event and other new products at the later event. For example, last year we saw the iPhone 5 and new iPods at the September event, and then in October the company showed off new Mac computers, the new iPad and the iPad Mini.
There have been plenty of rumors about the next two iPad models lately, as many are especially expecting to see an iPad Mini with Retina display. The iMac, Mac Mini and MacBook Pro are also due for refreshes, so we could see several products at next month’s event, if it happens.