Rumors: Gigantic Apple iPad Coming – Is Bigger Better?

If the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t big enough for you, perhaps a super-sized iPad will do the trick. Another big Apple media event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 16, with Business Week speculating that a giant iPad, improved iPad mini and new Macs with hi-res Retina screens will be the part of CEO Tim Cook’s announcement.

The event takes place just weeks after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were introduced. Thursday’s unveiling of what will presumably be newer, better gadgets and launch dates for both Mac OS X Yosemite and Apple Pay, starts at 1 p.m. ET.

Here’s a round-up of the latest Apple event rumors, including some of the unconfirmed chatter about a gigantic, or at least bigger, iPad.

Mac Rumors states that the new iPad Air 2 will likely have an anti-reflective display, and a gold color option. The iPad mini will probably have Touch ID support, but Apple will “focus on its larger, more popular tablet.”

CNN joined in on the rumor mill, stating that it’s possible that the bigger iPad will have a “massive 12.9 screen” and be called the iPad Pro.

Quartz reports that a new Mac device may be the “most exciting” rumored device that will be unveiled at the Oct. 16 media event.

“The most exciting rumored Mac device is an ultra-thin, 12-inch notebook that’s supposedly the next-generation MacBook Air, including a super-sharp ‘retina’ display.”

CNBC states that there is word that OS X Yosemite may be slated for Thursday, and the company might introduce a new iMac — one that is possibly touch enabled.

As always, there are countless rumors about what Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook will announce at Thursday’s event. Wired states that Apple will be live streaming the media event, but you won’t be able to watch if you don’t have Safari 5.1.10 on a Mac that runs, at the very least, OS X 10.6.8. If you’re all geeked-out with Apple products, watch the announcement on Apple TV or Apple’s website starting at 1 p.m. ET.

It should come as no surprise that Apple does not support streaming to Windows PCs, Chromebooks, Android phones and tablets, so you’ll need to turn to a site that is live-blogging the Apple media event if you only own non-Apple products. Both Wired and CNet, will be live-blogging the details in case you have issues accessing Apple’s latest announcement.

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