Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s likely to send out invitations to its Oct. 15 event soon. The high-level expectations are product refreshes for the iPad, MacBooks, and perhaps Apple TV. However, Apple is always one for showmanship, does Apple have a possible surprise announcement at this event? 

If Apple did have a surprise announcement, what could get investors excited about the company again? Would a possible deal with China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), and its nearly 750 million subscribers, excite investors. In addition, is this agreement something China Mobile customers are excited over? Is Apple ready to compete with Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) in the smartwatch arena and look to mitigate Samsung's first-mover advantage versus Apple here?

Finally, what type of upgrades are investors looking for from the Apple iPad rollout. We all know Apple has a history of destroying their best products and replacing them, but what should you look out for during this event?

In this segment of Tech Teardown, Erin Kennedy discusses Apple's future with Jamal Carnette and Evan Niu, CFA.

Erin Kennedy owns shares of Apple. Evan Niu, CFA owns shares of Apple. Jamal Carnette owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and China Mobile. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.