New iPad set for 22 October?

October 14, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories

Technology lovers have been advised to set their gadget calendars to 22 October, the day Apple is reportedly scheduled to unveil new iPad and Mac offerings. This is according to technology website All Things D, which is credited with accurately predicting the launch of the iPhone 5s.

Apple's iPad mini, which was released last year (image: Apple)

Apple’s iPad mini, which was released last year (Image source: Apple)

“The focal point of the gathering will be the latest updates to the company’s iPad line, but the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time as well, I’m told. The fifth-generation iPad is expected to feature a thinner, lighter design akin to the iPad mini’s, and an improved camera,” wrote John Paczkowski from All Things D.

In addition to a weight reduction, it is rumoured that the new iPad will make use of Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip – which can also be found in the iPhone 5s. A new version of the iPad mini is also expected, which should be released with Retina Display and powered by the A7 chip.

“It’s not clear whether Apple’s new iPads will feature the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that recently debuted on the iPhone 5s, though that has been rumoured,” All Things D wrote.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

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