It looks like the official launch of the much awaited iPads is finally at hand. Apple has sent out invitations for an event on October 22. Taking place in San Francisco, the event is expected to unveil of the new iPad 5, iPad mini 2, as well as a number of other Apple products.
There had been a number of leaks the last week that unveiled a lot of features if the 5th generation iPads. These rumored features also suggested that it’s going to adopt the iPad mini’s design styling, featuring narrower side bezels that will make the device appear significantly smaller. The iPad 5 is also expected to have become even thinner and lighter than its predecessor, the 9.7″ screen size and 2048 x 1536 resolution will probably remain the same.
The new iPad mini’s display will most likely get an upgrade, the resolution will bump to 2048 x 1536 pixels(iPad 4). The chipset under the hood will probably get upgraded too and it wouldn’t be any surprising to us to see the iPad mini 2 get the A6 (iPhone 5c, iPhone 5) or A6X (iPad 4) SoC. However, we may presume that Apple will want to save its best piece of silicon, the A7, for the iPad 5. And we don’t doubt the presence of a fingerprint scanner on both the devices.
Besides the two iPads, Apple is also expected to release a new Apple TV and the new Macbook pro. About the iWatch, nothing has been said. But, we do know that Apple is already working on the iWatch so it wouldn’t be a blow to see the iWatch going unveiled in the same event as well.
If you don’t wanna miss the event, stay tuned to TechBeasts on October 22 as we’ll be bringing you the event updates as it happens.