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Apple’s 22 October iPad 5 and mini 2 event all but confirmed

The Loop's Jim Dalrymple has given his definitive "Yep" to reports of an iPad event being held by Apple on 22 October

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Leaked casing and specs suggest we’re likely to see something like this at the event

Apple announce the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 at a special event on 22 October, according to AllThingsD.

Reports of the event have been all but confirmed by The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, who has given his affirming “Yep” to the rumours.

Dalrymple is well connected within the world of Apple and his confirmation of event rumours has been extremely accurate in the past.

The event itself will see Apple unveil a new iPad 5 and a second-generation iPad mini, with the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks also likely to receive an airing.

The fifth-generation iPad is said to be both thinner and lighter than the current model, with a form factor that more closely resembles that of the iPad mini. It’s also likely to run Apple’s new 64-bit, A7 chip.  iPad mini 2 rumours are a little more hazy, with the idea that it will feature a Retina display still a contentious subject, although it’s also likely to be sporting the A7 chip.

It’s not clear whether either device will feature Apple’s new Touch ID fingerprint sensor or any other specs, release dates or pricing.

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