According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple will debut the next generation of iPad hardware at a 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.

We’ve been seeing more and more leaks allegedly showing the slimmer, iPad mini-like design of the next-generation iPad 5 that we first posted images of back in January, and it’s likely Apple will debut the product alongside the much rumored second gen iPad mini later this month. The new iPad 5 is rumored to get the refreshed design and improved internals, while the second generation iPad mini is rumored to include a Retina display. The latest reliable reports claimed the two new iPads will also be receiving an upgraded 8 megapixel camera system.

AllThingsD reports that the event will  include announcements regarding OS X Mavericks and the recently announced all-new Mac Pro in addition to new iPads. We first reported that Mavericks would launch in late October. CE: The Magazine previously pegged the fall Apple event for October 22nd.

There have been unconfirmed leaks showing the new iPads in similar colors to the new iPhone 5s, and even whispers of a TouchID fingerprint sensor for the larger of the two new products, but it’s unclear if those features will make it into the next generation iPads.

Announced yesterday, Apple is also set to hold it’s fiscal Q4 earnings call the following week on October 28th. Interestingly, this earnings report covers July and August, but also September which includes at least the initial weekend sale of the iPhones 5s and 5c. We should expect to hear Apple’s executives offer their thoughts on the newly announced hardware as well as high praise for its new iPhone lineup.

If Apple does announce new iPads on October 22nd as expected, it’s possible we could see a launch on November 1st (if history is any indication).

Of course, it’s always a great time to research your upgrade or trade-in options with services like before the value of your hardware drops in two weeks, and much of our trade-in services roundup apply to iPads as it did to iPhones.

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21 Responses to “Apple will announce next generation iPads at October 22nd event”

  1. What I don’t understand is why they would “upgrade the cameras” when according to the leaked backplates, there is no flash.


  2. i hope they ship like last year, right away
    and with touch id


  3. Great news. But what about new MacBook Pro with Haswell?


  4. UG Nishiyama says:

    Oooo November 1st is Tim Cook’s birthday!


  5. iPad Mini 2 + TouchID please! After getting my 5s, I’m really, really wishing my mini had it as well. ROFL!


  6. weakguy says:

    So I have to wait for two more weeks? Man…


  7. bfunk1978 says:

    I couldn’t really care about TouchID right now but the iPad Mini really *needs* to get some retina love. Do it and I’ll buy instantly, credit card at the ready.


  8. Carole King says:

    Yes a new I Pad I really want o e I only have 2 I pod Touch generation 4 so its time don’t want o buy obscelecence


  9. Bob Black says:

    wonderful.. and in 6 months they will release an ipad3-4… wait .. .don’t buy into their marketing crap..


    • I won’t buy into your crap because some people still have iPad 2’s and want to get rid of them.


    • rettun1 says:

      By that logic, why by any product, ever? Since everything is going to be updated in 9-12 months?

      Btw you’ve been around a lot of Apple stories (and strictly Apple stories, oddly enough), and never once said something constructive, enlightening, or even remotely positive. Please go away.


  10. Here’s hoping for a Haswell based Mac Mini


  11. William says:

    Reblogged this on William's iBlog and commented:
    The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple says, “Yep.”


  12. shut up and take my money!


  13. Frdrc Gl says:

    Am I the only one around here, getting that apple didn’t refresh iPods this year?????? Noboy writes about that!


    • Alex Marques says:

      Apple doesn’t refresh iPods every year. maybe they may do away with the other iPods and just let it be The iTouch or the iWatch since most people would buy Nano’s and iTouches vs iPod Classics.

      I know its unlikely to get iWatches this year (though Tim Cook has been pegging for new products in 2013), but i still see Apple modifying the whole line in some way


  14. Alex Marques says:

    As long as the Mini’s have updated chipsets, and a retina display then i am buying! I had the first mini but returned it a month later because i was used to my 5’s retina display and some games felt sluggish on the A5 chipset


  15. Hopefully they’ll also annouce the NZ date for the new iPhones..


  16. They will milk it for all its worth and isheep will follow, no upgrades here..