Apple is preparing for another major product launch in mid-October, according to AppleInsider. While it’s likely that a special event will be the setting for the next version of the iPad Air and iPad mini, it could also be the platform for other releases.

‘A person familiar with the company’s pre-launch logistics says Apple has set internal project and marketing deadlines of mid-October, ahead of the planned unveiling of major new products during the second half of the month. That would align with an anticipated media event previously rumored to be held at some point during October,’ said AppleInsider.

Recent reports have pointed to updated MacBook Airs and iMacs, both with Retina Displays, though it’s possible both might be held back until next year. The Mac mini is overdue an update, and there has long been speculation that Apple will launch a higher resolution version of the Thunderbolt Display – the current model is three years old.

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