Apple's iPad 2 and iPad Mini 3 may debut at an upcoming special event Thursday, October 16. As in previous gatherings, this meeting is restricted to invitations-only, but Apple will provide live stream over the internet on its website. The special iPad launch event will start at 10 a.m. PST/ 1 p.m. EST at Apple's head office in Cupertino, California.
Apple also notes that the live streaming video requires Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. In other words, PC Window users will be excluded from watching the live stream.
There is not much information regarding what will be featured at the upcoming event. However, rumors suggest that the highly-anticipated new iPads and iMac will be the center of attention.
Considering the company's timeline on their big announcement events, it makes sense that a new version of the iPad Air will be announced on October 16. After all, last year's two big events in September and October respectively gave consumers new versions of the iPhone and iPad in that order. Since Apple has already announced the new version of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September of this year, it seems like the new iPad will be unveiled this time around in October of this year.
As far as what can be expected, there will probably be a lot of advancements in the new iPad 6 or iPad Air 2. Some leaks have shown that the new version of the Apple tablet could have a thinner case, as well as an arrival of a Touch ID. The Touch ID was introduced to the Apple iPhone, and it allows users fingerprint coded access on the home button.
In addition, Rumors also suggest that Apple will announce a next generation "retina" iMac, possibly using Intel's Core M chip. Some have also theorized that the company could announce a next generation of MacBook Air.