Apple October 22 Launch Event: iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 Coming Along With Updated MacBook Pro

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It's official! Apple has sent out invitations for an October 22 event, marking the launch of the much awaited, next-generation iPads. The event will take place at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.

In true Apple's style, the invite reads "We still have a lot to cover ". The invite shows off an image of half Apple logo, with colorful leaves segregated above it. Last year, Apple refreshed the iPad 4 and iPad Mini during October 2012.

Earlier this year, the Cupertino-based company revealed the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. There are speculations which say that Apple is indeed coming up with an upgraded iPad 5, and most importantly the event will mark the coming of iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display. However, according to new reports that surfaced recently, the iPad Mini 2 won't have a HD display. Instead, the new version is expected to be just another minor upgrade.

Beyond the iPads, we can expect new MacBook Pro with Intel's latest Haswell processor, updated Apple TVs, OS X Mavericks and a refreshed Mac Mini. Well, Apple could announce its long rumored Apple iTV, a giant 4K TV set. To beat the competition, the iPod maker might tease their next big product: an iWatch. It is largely believed that Apple is also working on a 12.9-inch iPad, dubbed as iPad Maxi.

Though there is a little chance that we might see this device unveiled on October 22. Since Apple is so unpredictable, we could expect the official unveiling of iPad Maxi on Tuesday's special event.

Last but not the last, how can we forget to include the new iPods. Apple will probably try to launch a new line up of dying iPods. No one seems to be crazy about Apple's mp3 players these days but a device like the iPod Touch is still quite popular on

On October 22, Nokia is also expected to announce its first Windows RT 8.1 powered tablet at an event to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The supposed Lumia 2520 is said to have a 10.1-inch FHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB ROM ( expandable) , 6.7MP PureView camera and 4G LTE connectivity. The pricing is expected to be at par with forthcoming iPad 5 - $499 (Rs 31,400).

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Top trending rumors around Apple’s special October 22 event

The fifth-generation iPad will be similar to the current generation iPad Mini in terms of look and feel. The iPad 5 is rumored to get an updated processor-what about A7-64bit processor. Industry analysts believe that if Apple comes up with an iPad having A7 chipset, then it would be a difficult for the Cupertino-based giant to muscle PC industry. The next-gen iPad is also said to have TouchID fingerprint sensor. Some other rumored specs include: 9.7-inch Retina Display, iOS 7, A7-chipset, 8MP rear facing camera, TouchID fingerprint sensor, 3G, Wi-Fi and more. Expected price - $499 (Rs. 31,400)

Top trending rumors around Apple’s special October 22 event

Apple is indeed coming up with an updated iPad Mini. But it is not clear whether the iPad maker will announce HD ready iPad Mini on October 22 or not. Reportedly, Apple has plans to launch the iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display early next year. Multiple reports suggest that Apple will announce non-Retina display model on Tuesday, as the company is facing manufacturing delays due to unavailability of enough Retina Display panels. The iPad Mini 2 is expected to be thicker and a bit heavier than its predecessor. The internal specifications will be revamped to compete against Google's Nexus 7. Expected price - $399 (Rs. 25,000)

Top trending rumors around Apple’s special October 22 event

Apple is said to be working hard to make a large sized iPad. Reportedly, both Apple and Samsung are working on respective 12-inch tablets. The details are not available, so it would be really tough to guess exact release date. The device is expected to have a 12.9-inch display. Is Apple planning to tease iPad Maxi on October 22? Only time will tell.

Top trending rumors around Apple’s special October 22 event

The new processor made for Mac computers is expected to be official launched on October 22. The anticipated update will include some changes to memory management. The processor handling would enhance the battery life, a good thing for heavy users. Apple has issued final release of Mavericks OS X last week to developers.

Top trending rumors around Apple’s special October 22 event.

Apple has already updated MacBook Air and iMacs with latest Intel Haswell processor. It's time to see updated MacBook Pro with latest Intel chipset. Apple has unveiled updated MacBook Pro earlier this year at WWDC 2013 conference.

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