Last Minute Apple Event Predictions

Apple's October event is tomorrow. Here are some predictions.

  • iPad Mini Pricing

While I'd love for it to be $249, I think $299 is likely. The reason? The new iPod Touch starts at $299 for the 32GB model. Why not a 16GB model? Because the smaller iPad will start at $299 for 16GB. The choice will then be bigger screen or higher capacity.

  • The Name

John Gruber is betting on iPad Air. Unless he has an inside scoop, I don't think that's likely. The Air name is associated with the Mac. Nor do I think it'll just be called iPad, because that would create confusion. iPad Mini seems to be the most likely, but I like Dan Benjamin's iPad Jr. moniker.

  • 13" Retina MacBook Pro

Plausible.

  • Thin iMac

Also plausible.