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Apple to announce next generation iPads on 22 October
Reliable sources say that Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini updates will be announced at event later this month
Word up. Those in the know, including John Paczkowski of AllThingsD and Current Editorials claim to have the inside skinny that Apple will hold a launch event for the next generation iPad and iPad mini on 22 October.
Paczkowski says his sources – who have proved reliable in the past – have indicated that Apple will hold an invitation-only event where it will announce the launch of updates to the iPad line, Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks, the Guardian reports.
Jim Dalrymple of The Loop also confirmed the date as accurate according to his sources – with his trademark one-word confirmation “Yep”. Dalrymple, too, has a solid track record in confirming or rebutting rumours around Apple.
The new iPad 5 will be thinner and lighter than the current generation full-sized iPad, with thinner bezels and body to match the industrial design of the iPad mini. It is also expected to run Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip, and could include Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor introduced in the iPhone 5S in September, says the Guardian report.
Apple’s iPad mini could also see an update, with upgraded internal parts and a high-resolution display – although there are mixed reports about whether it will move to a “retina” display.
The current iPad featuring a 9.7in high-resolution screen, Apple’s A6X dual-core chip and weighed 652g. The iPad mini features a smaller 7.9in lower resolution screen, runs Apple’s A5 dual-core processor, and weighs 308g.
Expectations are also high that Apple will announce the release of the latest version of its desktop software, OSX ‘Mavericks’, and set a date for the release of the new Mac Pro desktop computer. The latter was trailed in June, and will be the first update to the Mac Pro line since June 2012, the Guardian reports.
Apple declined to comment on reports of an event or the iPad.