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If rumors currently doing the rounds are to be believed, Apple has lined up an event on the 15th of October. The Cupertino based company is expected to launch its new generation iPad devices this fall and the October 15 period could mark the release date of iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2.
Of course Apple hasn’t endorsed any of this so far. Further, that this bit of news has to be taken with a pinch of salt is evident from the fact that it has its origins in the French site Mac Generation that has to its credit both hits and misses in equal measure when it comes to Apple predictions.
Apple so far has not confirmed when it is going to launch its next gen iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 devices, except that those can be expected towards fall. In fact, Apple hasn’t even confirmed if there will indeed be a new iPad Mini 2 up for launch this fall though an iPad 5 is almost a surety. Another area of uncertainty surrounding the new iPad Mini is whether it will include a retina display if it is launched this year.
Apple has just launched the new iPhone 5 devices, the 5s and 5c though another event planned just about a month later can’t be ruled out. The company has followed a somewhat similar itinerary last year when it had launched the iPhone 5 in September followed by a more elaborate launch event that yielded the new iPad, and Mac devices along with of course the new iPad Mini for the first time. Apple is also scheduled to launch the new OS X Maverick this year and it could well be included in the Oct 15 event as well.
However, in the end, let’s not forget all of this is still in the rumor stages and nothing stands confirmed regarding the iPad 5 release date.