New iPads May Debut on Oct. 22

Apple may unveil new iPad, iPad Mini and discuss MacPro at Oct. 22 event.

A guest uses an iPad to record the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show at the 2013 Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week on Feb. 17, 2013, in London.
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Apple is likely to host an event on Oct. 22 announcing new and updated products including the latest iPad, just in time to reserve shipments ahead of the holiday rush.

The focus of the event will likely be a new, thinner iPad which will feature an upgraded camera, and an iPad Mini that features Apple's high-quality retina display, according toAllThingsD. It's also possible that the newest full-size iPad could be upgraded with Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which debuted on the iPhone 5S, AllThingsD reported.

 

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The date for the event seems likely because Apple unveiled the iPad mini on Oct. 23. 2012, says Tom Mainelli, research director at International Data Corporation.

"It's entirely possible that Apple may unveil the iPad Mini at a lower price to compete with the army of Android tablets out there today," Mainelli says. "It's time for a new iPad launch. The question is will we see new Mac products launched? I expect we will find out more about the Mac Pro desktop, which Apple has said is coming later this year."

Apple recently launched the iPhone 5C as a less expensive update of the smartphone, compared with the more expensive iPhone 5S, both of which went on sale Sept. 20.

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"The 5C is not as inexpensive as people hoped," Mainelli says. "We have seen them hit lower price points but I think they have no interest in hitting the lowest price points."

Apple also announced the new OS X Mavericks in June at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, so that could also be discussed at the event.

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