The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch was only the start of Apple's fall season. Though the spotline remains mostly on its smartphone, Cupertino is reportedly preparing for a busy October with a number of updates to its product lines.
From new iPads to a Mac refresh, here's what to expect from Apple this fall.
iPad Air 2
Apple’s next iPad Air, which some are calling the iPad Air 2, is expected to debut sometime in October. The second-generation iPad Air may be powered by the A8X, an upgraded version of the A8 processor found on the iPhone 6, along with 2GB of RAM. While the standard Retina iPad is expected to remain in the lineup, it may sport only 1GB of RAM.
Apple’s tiniest and most affordable Mac has been long overdue for an upgrade at nearly two years since its last update. While Apple support pages hinted at a July refresh, details have been sparse. The Mac Mini is expected to get an update next month and debut alongside the new iPads in October, MacRumors reported. It’s unknown what processor will make its way into the Mac Mini, since Intel next-generation Broadwell chips have been delayed due to manufacturing issues.
OS X Yosemite
Apple’s iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite may be designed for tighter integration between the two operating systems, but the latter has yet to be publicly released in its final version. OS X Yosemite continues to remain in beta testing as public users and developers help Apple iron out the bugs.
The Mac operating system will feature a number of improvements, including a redesigned Spotlight search, Notification Center and built-in apps. Continuity features also allow OS X Yosemite users to take calls from their Mac and use their iPhone as a mobile hotspot.
OS X Yosemite is expected to be unveiled alongside the iPad and Mac Mini this October.
Also rumored is the massive 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is expected to be powered by the A8X. Apple had previously included X variant processors to power its iPads since their introduction. But the company opted to use the 64-bit A7 processor to for its iPads and iPhone 5S in 2013.
The iPad Pro isn’t expected to debut until mid-2015. Apple’s second-generation iPad Mini is reportedly experiencing similar delays to early 2015, according to Taiwan’s Commercial Times.
Expect more news on Apple's refresh plans as the holidays approach.