Apple sends out invites for October 22 event, new iPads incoming


Right on schedule, Apple has started to send out invitations for an event that it'll be holding on October 22. Taking place in San Francisco, the event is expected to see the unveiling of the new iPad 5, iPad mini 2, as well as a number of other Apple products.

Just as rumors had it, CEO Tim Cook and company are going to introduce the new generation of Apple's wildly-successful portable tablet computers. Thanks to a substantial amount of leaks that we've seen during the last few weeks and months, we now know a bunch of interesting details about the 5th generation iPad. For example, we can be almost certain that it's going to adopt the iPad mini's design styling, featuring narrower side bezels that will make the device appear significantly smaller. The iPad 5 is also expected to have become even thinner and lighter than its predecessor, while the 9.7" screen size and 2048 x 1536 resolution will likely remain the same.

Meanwhile, the new iPad mini's display will most likely get a much-needed upgrade, bumping the resolution all the way to the current iPad 4 resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. This will surely make everything one can do on the iPad mini that much more pleasant. The chipset under the hood will probably get upgraded as well. While this is pure speculation, it wouldn't be so surprising to see the iPad mini 2 get the A6 (iPhone 5c, iPhone 5) or A6X (iPad 4) SoC. It's safe to presume that Apple will want to save its best piece of silicon, the A7, for the iPad 5. Of course, the presence of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on both new tablets is something we all believe in.

Aside from the new iPads, Apple is rumored to introduce new MacBook Pro models and probably a new Apple TV. As for an iWatch smartwatch... well, let's just say that chances don't seem so good, but you know what they say - nothing is impossible!

Stay tuned to PhoneArena on October 22, as we'll have tons of coverage of the new iPads and anything else that might be of interest at the event!

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57 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note to self: do NOT visit PA on October 22nd.

8. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

HAHA...you do visit PA on 22nd. Because Nokia has an event on that day :)))

44. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Who care, it's like same as usual same iPad. We r gonna watch huge Nokia event. Com'on Nokia we r waiting for your products.

55. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

You are going to be FOREVER Alone ;) and hey there's nothing called nokia ... Its Microsoft

45. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia all the way.......on October 22.

49. NAWF_SIDE

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Buhuhahaha!! There will be like 20 articles, for each ipad.. lol

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

If true the iPad mini will be a hot seller, possibly stealing sales from the full size iPad. good news for all in the Apple eco-system.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I doubt the iPad Mini will sport a higher ppi count than the iPad 5. It'll sport a screen resolution that equals to 264 ppi. (Forgot the resolution that makes this true.)

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They will never make their ipad mini have anything better than its big brother.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Which is what I just said...

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I would hope Apple doesn't want to add another resolution that developers have to optimize their apps for. Plus, 324 ppi on an 8" tablet would be sweet.

23. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

343 PPI on my 2013 n7 is sweet

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah about as sweet as anything else dude.

52. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Actually, it's 323 PPI. But yes, it's sweet. I'm pretty sure it had (still does?) the highest pixel density on a tablet when it came out.

32. stealthd unregistered

The same resolution on a smaller screen makes for a higher PPI

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You should try reading comments next time.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes! iPad mini 2, here I come. Don't disappoint us Apple; Retina display, A7 chip, 1 GB of RAM, and Touch ID are all I need in the new iPad mini and you can have my money.

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The A7 is not happening I can guarantee you that. 1GB ram = yes, touch ID = probably, Retina = probably

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why not? After the huge deal Apple made about 64 bit, I assume they would include it on all their new devices. It only makes sense really. And plus, the 64 bit architecture (I think) helps with security, and that would be best if they include Touch ID.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It'll have a A6. iPad Mini - A5 iPad Mini - A6 iPad 3 - A5X iPad 4 - A6X iPad 5 - A7X

50. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I hope it won't have an A6. Not only is it not 64 bit, but the GPU isn't up to par to be handling most of the graphically intensive games on iOS with a Retina display. I can definitely live without the A7 and Touch ID (though I would prefer it), but without a Retina display it's a flop. And if it doesn't have a Retina display, it will probably have the A6. If they want to have a Retina display on the mini, it would have to have something stronger than the A6.

57. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Nop this time is different ! Just wait an see ! Without too much stupid reasons

29. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

64 bit has nothing to do with security, it does not benefit performance either. It is used in 64 bit calculations and is required to have more than 4gb of ram.

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Adrressable memory.

41. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The max addressable 32bit can do is 3.2GB.

46. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Wrong on both counts. Performance and security are both better on 64-bit because of wider register, better floating point processing, and enhanced audio/video encoding and encryption. You should do your homework, and stop spouting that "it only increases addressable memory" BS.

51. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/18/iphone-5s-apple-a7-chip-64-bit-explained There's the benefits of 64 bit. They mention security; "Having 64 bits even has a security benefit. A feature such as address-space layout randomisation (ASLR) tries to make life hard for malware by mapping chunks of code into the virtual memory map at different addresses whenever loaded. That mean the malware has no fixed address to aim at for an attack. But 4GB of crowded 32-bit address space limits the range of addresses that can be used for this randomisation, meaning cleverly crafted malware stands a reasonable chance of being able to simply scan the entire address space to find something vulnerable. With 64 bits, the address space is so vast that it's not practical to use brute-force scanning. It alters the malware's challenge from finding a needle in a haystack, to finding a needle somewhere inside the orbit of Mercury."

56. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Not A7 its going to be A7x on both new iPad models :)

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have some hundreds for them to take too Berzerk. I gotta have a mini dude.

5. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

A Lot to cover means : we have more devices with touch id... but sorry apple...YOU ARE DEAD :)))

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