Apple reportedly hosting iPad event on Oct. 22

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

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.