It looks like October 22 can certainly be penciled in, or even inked in lightly, as the date for Apple’s new iPad event for this year. It’s been widely expected that an iPad event would be held over the next couple of weeks, and following a report listing 10/22 as the date for it we now have The Bearded Unofficial But Damn Near Official confirmation from Jim Dalrymple at The Loop. Otherwise know as The Yep:
The current consensus – which may well change numerous times between now and October 22 – is that we’ll see a new iPad 5th gen that will borrow heavily from the iPad mini, a new iPad mini with Retina display (but possibly in very short supply initially), and Apple’s new 64-bit supporting chip A7 chip in one or both new iPad lines.
I was hoping we might see this event next week, but I can settle for October 22.
** iPad mini 2 render image by Martin Hajek