Will an iWatch Debut at the Apple Event Oct. 22?

Like always, there is no lack of rumors surrounding what Apple is unveiling at its San Francisco event Tuesday. Almost everyone expects new iPads, a refresh on some desktops and laptops, and, of course, the new OS X Mavericks operating system.

The iPad will be the star of the show, says the Los Angeles Times. That makes sense, given October is prime time for pushing out technology gadgets that aim to turn consumer heads this holiday shopping season. News reports indicate the fifth generation iPad will have a 9.7-inch screen with the new 64-bit A7 processor.

The second-generation iPad mini is also expected to make its debut Tuesday. It, too, is likely to sport the 64-bit A7 processor and may also offer a high-resolution Retina display. With market research firm Gartner reporting small tablets are all the rage, this could be a holiday favorite.

No Apple TV

It would be an absolute shocker if Cupertino rolled out a new Apple TV. Roger Entner, a principal analyst at Recon Analytics, told us Apple TV was more of a hobby for the late co-founder Steve Jobs. He doesn't expect to see a spotlight on Apple TV this fall.

"If there is an evolutionary refresh of Apple TV it will not move the needle. If this is television done right I think then it might move numbers," Entner said. "I got a Chromecast and I thought it was so cool and thought about all the things I would do with it. But the best thing to run with Chromecast is Netflix and I think the best thing to do with Apple TV is probably Netflix."

What About Wearables?

Next, will we finally see an iWatch? After all, Sony and Samsung are already pushing out devices to the market. But given market research reports, Apple may be wise to wait.

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