Big Week For Consumer Tech – Google & Apple Events October 2013

This week two of the biggest tech giants are clashing in another battle for winning over the upcoming holiday sales. Apple will hold its press event tomorrow on October 22nd, followed by a Google press event on October 24th. What will the two companies show to the world this week? Let’s have a look at all the rumors we have seen up until now.

Apple Press Event – Rumored products and updates

Tomorrow’s press event is rumored to introduce quite a couple of new pieces of hardware and software, including announcements of new products and releases of already announced ones.

iPad 5

ipad 5 release

  • Thinner, smaller and lighter
  • iPad Mini-like design with thinner bezels
  • 8MP rear camera
  • A7X Processor
  • 2GB RAM

iPad Mini – 2nd generation

ipad mini retina

  • Same design
  • Retina display
  • A7 Processor
  • 1GB RAM

1st generation iPad Mini is rumored to stay available for purchase.

Mac OS X Mavericks


  • increased performance
  • enhanced design
  • longer battery life
  • better multi-screen capabilities
  • Available via the Mac App Store for $20
  • Release on October 22nd

Mac Pro

mac pro 2013

  • “Most radical Mac yet”
  • Xeon Processor
  • dual FirePro GPUs
  • Thunderbolt 2
  • Fully upgradable
  • Height 9.9 inches
  • Diameter 6.6 inches
  • Made in USA

MacBook Pro (Retina)


  • Haswell Processors
  • Shipping with Mac OS X Mavericks
  • Improved battery life (up to 8h)

Google Play Event – Rumored announcements

Despite Apple’s impressive list of new products and updates, Google also has something to offer.

Android 4.4 KitKat

android 4.4 kitkat release date

  • Flat UI
  • Improved performance
  • Better battery life
  • Smoother scrolling
  • Better integration of Google’s cloud services
  • More supported devices

Nexus 5

nexus 5 release google event

  • Design similar to Nexus 7 2013
  • Black and White versions
  • 4.95 inch 1080p display
  • 2,300mAh battery (larger than Nexus 4’s 2,100mAh)
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP improved rear camera
  • Bottom speakers
  • Starting at $349
  • Release date: Monday October 28th

Nexus 10 – 2013

  • Made by Asus (instead of Samsung)
  • Rear-facing stereo speakers
  • Nexus 7-like design
  • Almost no other leaks as of October 21st

Chromecast SDK

Chromecast SDK announcement

  • Allows developers to build more apps around Chromecast
  • Released October 28th, along with Android 4.4 KitKat


We are going to see a lot of new stuff happening this week. Apple will introduce new iPads and Macs, release the new Mac OS X Mavericks. Google will introduce the new Nexus 5, along with Android 4.4 KitKat and, hopefully, a brand new Nexus 10. We will keep you updated and refresh this post as soon as we get more information!

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