Apple iPad event to be held October 22nd

Apple iPad event to be held October 22nd
We've known for a while from various rumors that Apple's expected announcement date for the newest iPad and iPad mini would be held this month. The rumors had pointed to sometime in the middle of the month, and now we have a credible report from AllThingsD saying that Apple has scheduled the iPad event for October 22nd.

As is tradition for Apple, the 22nd is a Tuesday. AllThingsD says that the event will be invitation-only, as is customary for Apple; and, the focus of the event will be on the 5th generation full size iPad as well as the second generation iPad mini. But, Apple's upcoming MacOS update, Mavericks, should also get some time, as will the new Mac Pro (though we were hoping to see a MacBook Pro update). 

Also as is tradition, the new iPad is expected to be thinner and lighter, and it is expected to be overall smaller because of reduced bezels. The device is expected to be fitted with Apple's new A7 processor. The second generation iPad mini is expected to get the same treatment, along with a new "retina" display (although what that actually means is up for debate). There have been rumors putting the new fingerprint scanner on both devices, but nothing has been confirmed on that yet. 

If the announcement is October 22nd, that puts the likely release date for the new tablets around the end of this month or the first week in November. But, there have been consistent rumors of big supply problems with the iPad mini, so stock could be very limited to start. 

source: AllThingsD

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28 Comments

1. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

0_0 Does it come in gold too? LOL

10. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Hi :D

2. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Really APPLE ! Its the same day my result gets announced.........f**k this date........:@

11. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

You ARE the father!

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple get ready to shut up and take her money. 32 gig white and gold, with cellular data. Daddy likey

4. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Really wishing Apple would come through with a black-and-gold version. As it stands I'll be getting a space-gray Mini.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That color scheme would rock, but since I missed out in my gold 5S...I'm getting a gold mini. +1

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Maybe a black back plate, but the chamfered edge and metal ring around the Touch ID are gold. Very small accents, but it would give it a very nice appeal without looking gaudy. The leaked iPad mini's gold color looked a bit deeper and more rich than that of the 5S, I don't really like that, so it's either silver or space grey for me. I'm leaning towards the silver because Apple hasn't really done a great job of anodizing aluminum in the past and the color would chip off (at least for the first batches).

25. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

pple bought you, like a prostitute

5. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

iPad 5 is coming,the king of tablets.

8. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

wont come close to nexus 10 and Note 10.1 2014

18. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Close how? If by close you mean because the iPad far exceeds, then yeah. Not close to them at all.

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Exactly. Until Android gets more tablet app optimization, the iPad is king. It's all about the experience.

9. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

same date as Nokia world event in abu Dhabi and everyone expecting nokia tablet on that event Apple Trolling Nokia

12. Chaseism

Posts: 82; Member since: May 08, 2013

I'm kind of pumped about this one. The iPad 4 was kind of a cop out...too much like the iPad 3 than a newer version. Personally, I'm more existed about an iPad mini with Retina Display than the iPad 5.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too +1

27. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

man i can't wait... got the 32GB version on my mind

14. pokedude750

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Ooooh... I wonder what Apple has up their sleeve's this time!

15. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I think the only question is retina iPad mini. And if so what price? If not it would look embarrassing to release the same resolution mini.

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They usually keep the same price point for new iPads. If I remember correctly, when the iPad 3 came out it was the same price as the iPad 2 was, despite the Retina display. I expect them to keep the same pattern with the mini.

16. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

I might get the new iPad mini for my wife if she likes it. I have a nexus 7 2013 and love it.

17. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Someone has a little Nokia date envy!!!!

19. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

My eyes on that new iPad Mini. Guaranteed a pre-order from me if its packing an A7 and higher resolution display! :) Also as a side note, thanks Apple for announcing the day before my birthday ^_^ last year they did it on the day hehe.

20. ilia1986 unregistered

Yet another oversized ipod touch lol.

24. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

iPad Mini 2 My Next Tablet

26. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I just want an iPad Mini with A7X.

28. slavytodorov

Posts: 48; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Is the iPad 5 going to be more expensive than its predecessor? I certainly hope not! :(

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