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Apple sends out October 22 iPad event invites; iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 expected

First published: October 16, 2013, 6:31 AM IST | Updated: October 16, 2013
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Apple sends out October 22 iPad event invites; iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 expected
It's also possible Apple will use the event to release its new Mac operating system, Mavericks.

New Delhi: Apple is holding an event in San Francisco on October 22 to announce new products - likely updated iPads. The company announced its most recent iPads around this time last year. The announcement included a smaller version, called the Mini, for the first time.

Invitations sent to the media on Tuesday for event read, "We still have a lot to cover" and sported a close-up, half-view of Apple's logo. The usual stylized, elliptical apple-stalk is replicated and scattered throughout an attached image in multiple hues that mimic the colour scheme in iOS 7.

Next Tuesday's event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, a venue Apple has often used in the past.

It follows last month's release of new iPhones with iOS 7 - the 5s model with a fingerprint sensor and a cheaper, 5c model with a variety of colour options.

New versions of the iPad, which will go up against Amazon.com's latest Kindle Fires and gadgets made by Samsung, are expected to feature lighter, thinner designs and more powerful processors. The iPhone maker has come under pressure over the past year to preserve market share and bolster sales against rivals that are rapidly raising capabilities and lowering prices.

It's also possible Apple will use the event to release its new Mac operating system, Mavericks. Apple unveiled the system in June. The system will support tagging to help you find files more easily. It also promises better battery life and a way to keep track of passwords across multiple devices more easily. Apple may also announce new Mac computers at the event.

(With inputs from agencies)

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