There have been rumors that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was planning an iPad event for Oct. 22, and now we have confirmation of the date at least. According to Apple Insider, the company has sent out invitations to the unveiling event. Of course the company is being secretive about what’s in store as usual, but most already have expectations set in stone.

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Apple’s invitation is cryptic as usual

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The invitation has the top part of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s logo, especially the leaf or stem part. Then there are multicolored leaves floating in the background.

As usual, the company has a simple statement offering a teaser for the event. It states, “We still have a lot to cover.”

Apple expected to unveil new iPads

Of course Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) doesn’t specifically say that it will unveil new iPads, however, most techies generally expect that this is what the event will bring. The company is expected to show off a new full-sized iPad and a new iPad Mini.

The full-size iPad is expected to look a lot like the iPad Mini. It will likely feature thinner bezels on the side and an overall slimmer profile. This will enable the tablet to be a bit more portable while still keeping the almost 10-inch screen. The new iPad Mini is expected to have a Retina display with the same number of pixels as the larger iPad, although those pixels will all be packed into the 8-inch display.

iPad photos leaked

Of course there were high quality photos of the new iPad and iPad Mini leaked online earlier this month. The photos show the iPad 5 in the same Space Grey color as the new iPhone 5S. Some suggest the iPad 5 will have the same fingerprint sensor as the iPhone 5S as well, but of course that hasn’t been confirmed.