Apple, hot off releasing two new iPhones, will unveil the specs for the fifth generation iPad and a second-generation iPad mini in less than two weeks.

The fifth-gen iPad is rumored to feature many of the improvements Apple made with the iPad mini – including a thinner and lighter design. While it will retain the same 9.7-inch screen size, a new shell and thinner bezel will make the device more compact. It is also likely to include a better camera and run on Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip.

As for the mini, it’s expected that the smaller Apple tablet will get an upgrade in the form of a retina display and possibly the 64-bit A7 chip.

It’s been speculated that the two new iPad models could also carry the fingerprint security feature that debuted on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last month.

The invite only Apple event will be held Tuesday, October 22, reported Current Editorials. It’ll most likely be held at either Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino or the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and will potentially include information about the newest Macbook Pro and Mac Minis. Oct. 22 is also the date that Nokia is holding their Innovation Reinvented showcase and that Microsoft’s’ Surface 2 hits stores.

Both the new iPad and the iPad mini are scheduled to be available for purchase on Nov. 1.

– Chelsea Regan

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