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Apple said to be holding iPad event on October 16

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Apple has chosen October 16 to launch its anticipated new tablets, according to one report on Friday.

The Recode website, which has an almost impeccable pedigree in tipping these matters, has been informed by sources that the special event has been set.

According to the site, a laid back event at Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino will be used to introduce the products to see us through the holiday season and the new year.

As well as a refreshed iPad Air 2 tablet, Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet, although that device is far less certain to arrive.

On the Mac side of things, the firm appears to be preparing brand new iMacs, complete with the Retina Display technology we’ve seen in MacBook Pros and iOS devices.

There’s also been plenty of talk related to an even-thinner, 12-inch MacBook Air (also with a Retina Display on board) that’ll be available in iOS-style colours.

We don’t know about that for sure, but we definitely expect an announcement over the availability of Mac OS X Yosemite as well as a look at the finished article.

Earlier this week Apple released a Gold Master candidate to developers, with only minor changes now expected before the completed version is seeded to the Mac App Store and made available to Mac users.

Apple hasn’t confirmed the October 16 date just yet, but we’d be expecting an invite to land in the next few days. Stay tuned.

Read more: Mac OS X Yosemite: What's New?

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