Even as the company is still basking in the glory of the two newly launched iPhones, it’s already time to look forward for Apple. The company is reportedly set to host an event to announce a couple of new products, including an iPad, on October 22.
Sources familiar with the company’s plans have told AllThingsD that Apple is going to host an invitation-only event in late October to announce the next-in-line iPad. That won’t be all, though. Apple will also reportedly show off the new Mac Pro and the OS X Mavericks.
New iPad and iPad mini slated for an October 22 unveiling
Ever since the iPhone event was done and dusted, the rumour mills had been working overtime and the leaks about the fifth generation of iPad along with a whole new iPad mini were coming in hard and fast. Last month, a leak showed up with the complete list of physical features of the iPads as well as a hands-on video, pitting the two against the iPad 4.
The rumoured iPad 5 is supposed to come with a 9.7-inch display, the same as the iPad 4 and a better camera. The tablet as well as the mini variant will most likely run Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip. While nothing is confirmed yet, rumours are that the iPad 5 may sport the same Touch ID fingerprint sensor as the iPhone 5s.
Interestingly, it must be noted that the date of the rumoured iPad event coincides with Nokia’s Innovation Reinvented one where the Finnish company is set to announce its very first phablet. Another major event slated for the same day is the sale of Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablets in the US. This may turn into a bit of a tug of war of events between Nokia and Apple if the latter indeed does decide to hold the event on October 22.