As has been previously rumored, Apple is said to be preparing for an October event to introduce an updated model of the iPad Air, according to the Commercial Times. Though earlier rumors of an event on October 21st have been shot down, there are still plenty of other days in October that Apple could hold the event.

In fact, the company is already expected to announce and release OS X Yosemite next month, as indicated by notes on the iOS 8 website stating that the “SMS Relay” feature (which requires OS X 10.10) will be available at that time.

We’ve already seen leaked images of the alleged front panel for the next-gen tablet and heard that it will reportedly include twice as much RAM as the previous version. It’s also said to be thinner than the current model with an improved Touch ID sensor (a first for the iPad) that may be similar to the one included in the iPhone 6. It will likely include the new A8 processor and an improved camera as well.

The smaller iPad mini, according to the report, may not be updated at that time, but could come soon after.

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