Apple on Tuesday sent out media invitations for an October 22 event where the company is expected to unveil the fifth generation iPad as well as the second generation iPad mini. The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and gets under way at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.
The tagline for the event reads “We still have a lot to cover” and according to All Things D, we could see a number of Mac-related announcements as well including OS X Mavericks and the updated Mac Pro. Both of those products were first announced at the company’s WorldWide Developers Conference months ago and have yet to hit store shelves.
Interestingly enough, it was the same publication that predicted the October 22 date earlier this month which was promptly confirmed by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop.
Most expect the iPad mini to feature a Retina Display although recent chatter from the supply chain suggests Apple is having some issues with these smaller screens. Elsewhere, both iPads will likely receive a speed bump and may even ship with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner found in the new iPhone 5s. It’s also probably a safe bet that both new iPads will be available within weeks of the announcement – or in other words, in plenty of time for the lucrative holiday buying season.
Other products up for a refresh include the Apple TV set-top box and its various notebook lines. The latter isn’t expected until sometime in 2014, however.