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Tuesday, Oct 8
Apple reportedly hosting iPad event on Oct. 22
- AllThingsD, which has provided accurate scoops about Apple (AAPL) launch event dates in the past, reports Apple will unveil a 5th-gen regular iPad and retina iPad Mini at an Oct. 22 event. A new Mac Pro and the latest version of Mac OS X (Mavericks) will also reportedly "get some stage time."
- Both new iPads are said to feature Apple's 64-bit A7 CPU (found in the iPhone 5S). In-line with past rumors, the 5th-gen iPad is said to be thinner/lighter than its predecessor. Others have reported the tablets will also have Touch ID fingerprint sensors.
- Reuters reported last week the retina Mini "could be available in only limited quantities this year, if at all," thanks to display manufacturing issues.