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New iPads will be announced October 22

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

The connected reporters at AllThingsD are now reporting that Apple will launch the next generation of iPads at a [yet unannounced] media event on October 22.

"People familiar with Apple’s plans tell AllThingsD that the company will hold its next invitation-only event on Tuesday October 22. The focal point of the gathering will the latest updates to the company’s iPad line, but new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time as well, I’m told."

There have been a handful of leaks and everything indicates that the design of the next iPad will more closely resemble that of the iPad mini. We expect it to contain the new A7 64-bit processor, an 8 megapixel rear facing camera and 2GB of RAM. 

If it is announced on October 22, expect the new device to become available about a week later at retail. 

In addition to the iPad, we expect to see Apple dedicate some time to OS X Mavericks and the Mac Pro. Nothing about the launch of refreshed Macbook Pros but here is hoping they use this platform to launch those too.