iPad event confirmed for October 22nd

Apple October event invite

Apple has announced that its next media event will be taking place October 22nd, 10AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern/6PM British Time at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California.

This year we’re expecting to see a new iPad mini with Retina display, and a brand new full-size iPad with a design similar to the iPad mini. Other rumours mention both devices receiving the new A7 64-bit CPU, new space grey, silver and gold cases and the possibility of both devices including the new Touch ID sensor for fingerprint recognition.

We should also see the final version of OS X Mavericks, an updated version of Apple TV, the new Mac Pro and new MacBook Pros with faster chipsets. It’s unlikely there will be time to demo all of these products on-stage, so we can expect to see some updates such as the new MacBookPro being rolled out over the following weeks.

Apple has prioritised this event of Septembers iPhone 5c and 5s announcements. It’s holding it in a much larger hall (the Yerba Buena Center has a 757 seat capacity, whereas the Town Hall theatre at Cupertino holds approximately 250). It’s also live streaming the event to London for its staff to watch. Could there be an unexpected product being announced alongside the new iPads? We’ll find out next week…

Apple October event invite