(UPI) -- Apple will announce this afternoon the details of its upcoming iPads and Mac products, along with its desktop operating system update OS X Maverick.
The full-sized iPad 5 is expected to get an upgraded 64-bit A7 chipset and the Touch ID fingerprint sensing technology introduced with the iPhone 5s. The second-generation iPad Mini is likely to get an upgraded retina display to compete with rival tablets boasting a better resolution for a lower price.
Apple TV is expected to update its set-top box and MacMini will get an update. MacBooks will see some processor and performance boosts from Intel's latest Haswell chips, which have already been added to the MacBook Air.
The all-new Mac Pro, an ambitious redesign of the traditional desktop computer tower, has had a vague "fall 2013" ship date for some time, and Apple is expected to announce further details.
The highly anticipated OS X Mavericks desktop operating system was completed last month, and will be unveiled at today's event. Pricing for the new software hasn't yet been revealed, but some speculate the software will be made available in the Mac App Store immediately after the event.
And while iPods are usually refreshed for the holiday season, there have been no rumors about possible updates. There have, however, been rumors that 2013 may be the end for the classic music player.
Starting at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to take the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, California. The event will of course be streamed to Apple TV and Safari users.