Tuesday's Apple event could get expensive for consumers

Every time Apple holds an event like this, money seems to find its way out of the wallets of millions of consumers. Expect the same on Tuesday.

The invitations for Apple’s October 22 media event say that the company still has “a lot to cover,” and that’s no exaggeration. We got two new iPhones and new iMacs in September, but a big chunk of Apple’s product lineup is still due for its customary yearly refresh.

We don’t like to cover each and every poorly sourced story that the rumor mill spits out, but we’ve taken a look at the current scuttlebutt to tell you what you’re likely to see when Tim Cook takes the stage on Tuesday. Settle in, because it’s a long list.

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