Apple’s Tuesday iPad Event: What To Expect

Image Credit: Apple.com

Image Credit: Apple.com

The countdown is on to Apple’s iPad event Tuesday and industry insiders already have a good idea of what we should expect.

The invitation to the San Francisco, CA gathering dropped at least one hint with the tag line “we still have a lot to cover” and CNET Senior Writer Josh Lowensohn thinks that’s a direct reference to the Smart Cover.

“Apple hasn’t really changed the Smart Cover in two years,” Lowensohn said. “We’re… expecting new colors. They’re not going to… [add] things that make it more of a laptop.”

The full-sized iPad is expected to get a makeover with slimmer sides. The iPad mini? A possible Retina Display. There’s also the chance that Apple will port over a popular iPhone feature to the iPad line.

“The big unknown,” Lowenshon explained, “Is whether it’ll have same Touch ID tech that lets you sign-in and bypass your password with just your fingerprint.”

So what won’t we see? Rumors that a larger-sized 13″ iPad might be in the works, probably won’t pan out. It’s also unlikely we’ll see an iWatch debut, despite other competitors jumping into the smartwatch game with gusto.

Read more on the expectations @ CNET and watch WHNT News 19 for a recap of the big reveal Tuesday.

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