Apple has sent out invites for an upcoming press event being held on Tuesday, October 22. The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. The invitation reads, "We still have a lot to cover," underneath a colorful iOS 7 inspired graphic.
Apple is expected to announce the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 at the press conference. Previous leaks and rumors have suggested that the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad will be available in space grey and feature Apple's new Touch ID system, like the recently released iPhone 5s. The iPad 5 should also be thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and include an improved 64-bit A7X chip.
It is unclear if the iPad mini 2 will receive a Retina display or Touch ID, but rumors of the second-generation device being in short supply at launch have been persistent. Some analysts and supply chain sources have even predicted that the iPad mini 2 will not be readily available until 2014.
We won't know the official release date for either the iPad 5 or iPad mini 2 until the end of the event, but a November 1st release is most likely.