MacBook Pro 2013 Release Date Rumors to be Three-Days After Apple's October 22 Event

( [email protected] ) Oct 17, 2013 05:19 PM EDT
Apple October 22 Event
(Photo : (Apple / October 15, 2013))
Apple sent out press invitations Tuesday morning for its next product announcement, which will be held Oct. 22.

Apple's MacBook Pro 2 release date is rumored to be three days after the confirmed tech giant's October 22 event in San Francisco, where the Haswell-powered Pro 2013 and Mac Pro 2, iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 are scheduled to be unveiled.

French Web site reported that Apple's MacBook Pro 2013 will be available for purchase on Oct. 24th or 25th, and Mac Pro 2 on Nov. 17th. The information was from a source who gave accurate information on 5th gen of iPod last year.

The latest version of Macbook Pro, Apple's version of laptop, and Mac Pro 2, Apple's powerful desktop, comes pre-installed with OS X Mavericks and a hardware upgrade to Intel's Haswell processor, which would significantly increase Mac Pro 2's battery life. The external design of Mac Pro 2 will remain the same, according to reports.

Meanwhile, some rumors say that Mac Pro 2 will feature Sharp's IGZO display panel with a resolution of 3840x2160.

"Based on supply chain research, we believe Apple is planning to revamp nearly all of the displays in its products over the next year," said David Hsieh, vice president of DisplaySearch in China, according to CNET. "This would indicate Apple, once again, intends to count on display technology for new product innovation."

With the aforementioned specs, Mac Pro 2's battery life would be extended to as long as 12 hours.

According to, the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 will be released into the market on October 31st.

For the iPad enthusiasts, iPad 5 is expected to feature a similar design to the iPad Mini with more squared and industrial look. Like the recently launched iPhone 5S, the next-gen of iPad 5 is expected to come in a range of bright colors.

It is also rumored that iPad 5 may use the powerful 64-bit A7X chip that are used in desktop or laptop computers to significantly enhance power and performance.

Touch ID fingerprint recognition is likely to feature on the iPad 5 but not the iPad Mini 2. In addition, the camera are expected to be upgraded to appeal to consumers wanting a higher resolution camera with their tablets. It will also include Retina Display, high definition resolution, as seen on iPhone.