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iPad 5, iPad mini 2 launch event coming on October 15?

Apple may be preparing to lift the lid on a new generation of iPad models within the next month, judging by reports emanating from France on Monday.

According to the MacGeneration site, which has previous good form in this area, the next media event will take place on Tuesday October 15.

The company is expected to update both its full-size tablet with the launch of an iPad 5 (now known as the iPad Air) as well as launching the second generation 7.9-inch iPad mini 2 tablet before the end of the year.

Apple is also thought to be launching the new version of the Mac OS X software on October 18, so if this event does come to pass, Mac users will probably get a look at the completed Mavericks update.

Before 2013 comes to a close the company will also release its remained space-age Mac Pro, while a Mac Mini and MacBook Pro devices are also in-line for an update to Intel’s new Haswell processors.

An update to the Apple TV set top box (at least to the software) is also thought to be on the way as part of Apple’s autumn launch schedule.

In terms of the iPads, the iPad 5 is expected to tour the same 64-bit processor as featured in the iPhone 5S, while it is also thought that the device may feature an Inductive Smart Cover that’ll house an additional power source. It’s also possible that the device will include the TouchID fingerprint sensor.

The iPad mini 2 on the other hand is likely to get a processing boost, but the headline feature is expected to be the company’s hi-res Retina Display.

Via 9to5Mac