Apple looks set to unveiled its latest set of refreshed products at an event in under two weeks, with an updated iPad line on its way before this year's holiday season.
According to AllThingsD, sources familiar with Apple's plans have said that the Cupertino firm will hold an event on Tuesday 22 October, during which the new Mac Pro and Mavericks, the latest version of OS X, will also appear.
Previous trends and rumours leading up to the event would see Apple updating both its full-size iPad tablet with its new 64-bit A7 processor – most recently seen in last month's iPhone 5S – as well as a thinner, lighter design. The iPad Mini, meanwhile, is expected to receive a Retina display alongside the A7 chip.
If dated correctly, Apple's event will fall on the same day as both Nokia's Innovation Reinvented showcase, at which the Microsoft-owned firm is set to unveil a Windows-powered Lumia tablet. 22 October is also the US release date of the Microsoft Surface 2 10in Windows 8 tablet, which will come in both Windows RT and Windows 8 Professional versions.
At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, Apple showed off its other hardware and software developments, including its mobile operating system (OS) iOS 7. It also demonstrated its desktop and laptop software OS X Mavericks, which will include better file-management coupled with back-end improvements to reduce power consumption. Apple is expected to demonstrate more of the OS's new features on 22 October.
Apple also revealed the new Mac Pro, its most powerful computer for creative users. Not much is known about what will be inside the device, other than that it will be powered by Intel Xeon processors and will have the graphics muscle to support multiple 4K displays.
The radical, rounded "trash bin" design of the Mac Pro turned heads at WWDC, and Apple is expected to go into a little more detail on the device at its Autumn event.
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