Apple has scheduled a media event on October 22 in San Francisco for unveiling its highly-anticipated iPads.
The invitation dons an interesting tagline, “We still have a lot to cover.”
Apple is expected to unveil a new version of its full-sized iPad and a new mini iPad that will likely get a crisper Retina screen.
It is widely rumored that Apple will officially announce the new iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 with hardware upgrade, new processors and cameras.
Last year, the company used its October event to introduce two new tablets — the fourth-generation iPad and the iPad mini.
Apple’s latest iPad is widely speculated to be smaller and thinner than the current-generation model, and will be seemingly redesigned to better match the look of the iPad mini, which is expected to have a faster A7 processor.
Other speculations also suggest that the latest iPad will have a Touch ID fingerprint scanner like the latest iPhone5. A report by Fox News also said that the tech giant is also expected to unveil few other new products, possibly including an updated Apple TV set-top box and refreshed Mac computers.
Apple is very secretive about its product development and hence a lot of buzz is created when such events are announced.
Last month, Apple launched the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C which were a huge hit among the buyers. Almost 9 million phones were sold in just three days of the launch.
The phones are releasing in India on November 1.
On Tuesday, Apple also hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to direct strategy, expansion and operation of Apple's retail and online stores.
Chief Executive Tim Cook has set her the task of bolstering iPad and iPhone sales, and returning some lustre to a brand that has not launched a major new device in almost four years. One of her main challenges will be to boost Apple's sales in China, its second-largest market.