Just like clockwork (i.e.: a little predictably), Apple has sent out invitations for its annual October event, where it is expected the newest line of iPads will be announced.
The big event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a large venue which Apple has previously used for its bigger product launches. On the morning of October 22, CEO Tim Cook will ease Apple fanboys’ curiosity, most likely by announcing the latest upgrades to products such as the iPad.
After Apple’s September event only announced the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C, many technology bloggers and journalists expected that an event later in the year would address the lack of updates to Apple’s other technology lines. Generally it is the practice of technology companies to hold events such as these in fall, to ensure that their products are released in time for the holidays.
This event is expected to announce the release of an upgraded iPad Mini, as well as the fifth-generation iPad, possibly with extra speed and a slimmer design. Another expected cameo at Apple’s event is the new Mac Pro, which is likely to get an announced release date. It’s possible that Apple may debut their smart watch alongside their new iPads, but considering how big surprises like that are usually leaked some time before the event, it is less likely that that is the case.