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) is expected to unveil its fifth-generation iPad on Tuesday,
If that date sounds familiar, it's because
) will release the next-generation Surface tablets (Surface 2 and
Surface Pro 2) on that same day.
) will hold an event on October 22 as well.
In other words, this might turn out to be the most crowded day in
technology. And if Nokia unveils a new slate at its event, it could
turn out to be the most crowded day in tablet history.
How Do You Like Them Apples?
On September 9 (just one day before Apple was scheduled to host its
), Microsoft announced that it would
unveil new Surface tablets
on September 23. This pre-announcement could have been
coincidental, but it might have been designed to steal some of
Apple's thunder. Now Apple appears to be returning the favor.
To be clear, the October 22 event date is merely a rumor. It is
wholly possible that Apple will hold its iPad event on another day,
especially if it plans to release the fifth-generation iPad before
Bear in mind, however, that the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S event was
rumored for September 10 long before Apple confirmed the date.
These "leaks" (intentional or not) seem to be getting more and more
accurate every year.
Same Old Rumors
As it stands, the iPad 5 is still expected to be
thinner and lighter
, and to include the usual batch of processor-related upgrades. The
M7 processor (the one that was built for the iPhone 5S) seems like
a no-brainer, but consumers may have to wait until October 22 to
know for sure.
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