In contrast to the big iPhone reveal this is likely to be a low-key affair. Apple knows that its tablet game can’t match the iPhone in terms of pure hype, but with sales of the iPad slowly dipping they’ll be looking to give people some good reasons to upgrade.
This doesn’t just mean making thinner, lighter hardware – Apple’s software will be getting the big sell too, with the latest version of their desktop operating system (that’s OS X Yosemite) offering all sorts of cool features for people who have more than one Apple device.
Here’s what we’re expecting to hear on the 16th.
Apple’s current tablet line-up is comprised of the iPad Air and iPad Mini, with a 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch display respectively. We’re expecting the iPad Air to definitely get a refresh, with Apple introducing its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the larger tablet as well as a new processor (the same A8 that’s in the iPhone 6) and more storage.
The iPad Mini is also likely to get an upgrade, though it’s not certain if Touch ID will be on the cards for Apple’s smaller tablet. A new gold colour option, faster processor and anti-glare screen however, are hopefully in the works.
There’s also been a lot of talk recently about a new, bigger tablet – the 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ – but even if Apple is planning such a beast (it could work well for businesses) then we definitely won’t be seeing anything about this until next year.