Rumor: Apple to Hold New iPad Event October 22

If you or anyone you know has 'iPad' on your wish list this holiday season, you might want to hold off on your purchase for another couple of weeks. According to the latest scuttlebutt, Apple's got an iPad event scheduled for later this month.

AllThingsD cites people familiar with Apple's plans that say the company has two new iPads to show off at the end of October. These are the fifth iteration of the full-size iPad as well as a second-generation iPad mini. The iPad mini was released last year but (rather surprisingly) did not come with Apple's retina display. Rumor has it that's going to change this year, as Apple will up the resolution of its 7.9-inch tablet from 1024x768. The iPad mini is also said to be getting an upgrade to the A7 chip (the current version runs on Apple's second gen A5 SoC). The new full-size iPad is rumored to feature Apple's newest A7 SoC and a lighter design.

Not that two new devices aren't enough for us to sink our teeth into, but AllThingsD's sources say that Apple may also use the October 22 event to show off the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks. Mavericks hit Gold Master last week and though Apple has not specified a release date, previous versions of OS X have been released the same month they hit GM, so it's looking pretty likely.

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  • JD88
    Apple will bump the resolution up slight higher than 1080, charge $350 for this, and then claim it's industry leading.

    The Nexus 7 has been leading this segment for 2 years and counting. The only thing Apple is the learder in is playing catch up ball.
  • Tuishimi
    Is it me or is Apple losing its showmanship and drama? By that I mean, they used to be able to get people worked up for just a couple times (maybe twice) per year... all kinds of build up and everyone whether pro- or anti- got excited to see what Apple would be showing / releasing. Now I feel like they have an event every month or so. (I know I am wrong about that, of course).
  • nguyenm
    Nokia is having Nokia World on Oct 22nd, 2013 in the middle east as well. I will be looking forward to that more than Apple's event hands down.