iPad 5 release date possibly set for October 22 as Apple sends out invitations

On Tuesday Apple issued invitations to a press conference scheduled on October 22nd at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT.

“We still have a lot to cover,” the invite tagline reads, featuring colorful leaves above the Apple logo.

According to AllThingsD, the iPad 5, an updated iPad mini with Retina display and updated Macs.

Recently-leaked photos of the iPad 5 showed the tablet in space gray and silver color variants.

The new tablet is expected be a lot thinner and lighter than the current iPad, whereas the iPad Mini 2 is likely to incorporate a fingerprint scanner and a 64-bit A7 chip, similar to the iPhone 5S.