Apple today announced the invitation-only event at which it is likely to debut its next-gen iPads, and it’s to be held on October 22nd.
Apple has just sent out invites for their October 22nd event, scheduled for 10 AM PST, via The Loop. Apple is hosting the event on campus in San Francisco.
The invite confirms expectations that Apple will launch two new models of iPads viz. iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. As indicated by the numerous case leaks over the last few months, the iPad 5 is expected to be available in different colors. The invite seems to back this up, uses the strapline “We still have a lot to cover.” which further hints at the innovations of new iPhones to be adopted by new iPads.
With a new A7 chip now in the iPhone, experts predict that the same chip will be equipped in the new iPad, and the iPad Mini 2 will receive a Retina display too.
Apple will announce the official release dates for these new devices at the event. Apple’s patterns continue, most likely new iPads will be available to pre-order on October 25th on Friday.
In addition to an A7x 64-bit processor, both iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 are also expected to come in aluminum and champagne colors and even sport a fingerprint scanner. There are also speculations that the 7.9-inch tablet may have colorful back panels just as the iPhone 5C, whereas 9.7-inch iPad will inherit the features of iPad Mini in more harmonious way but with small size bezel.
Moreover, Apple may say goodbye to Smart Cover, and we might see a smarter alternative. At the same event, the Cupertino is also expected to unveil OS X Mavericks that has been marked “Golden Master” earlier this month.
At the same time, Nokia is also holding an event on October 22 in Abu Dhabi, where the Fin Company may unveil new 6-inch Lumia 1520 smartphone, Lumia 2520 tablet and particularly a laptop while Microsoft will be releasing Surface 2. October 22nd is indeed a significant day for technology world.