Apple sends out invites for its October 16th event, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 launch imminent

There have been plenty of rumors these last few weeks regarding Apple’s October 16th event, but now it’s finally official. The Cupertino-based company started sending out invites for the event earlier today and sure enough, it will take place on the predicted date. Apple didn’t say anything about the devices we should expect to see at the event and the invite only contains the words “It’s been way too long.” However, word on the street is that the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 will most likely launch then. Apple is also expected to announce a new iMac line-up as well as the public release of the OS X Yosemite operating system, which was first unveiled back at the WWDC 2014.

Both the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 are believed to be thinner than their predecessor, coming in at just 7 mm. In order to achieve this, Apple has removed the mute/vibration button. The devices are also said to come equipped with an Apple A8 chipset, TouchID fingerprint home button and NFC connectivity for Apple Pay. In terms of specs, we don’t have many details at the moment, especially in regards to the iPad Mini 3. As for the iPad Air 2, rumor has it that it will sport 2 GB of RAM, 8MP primary camera along with a 5MP front-facing camera that will be able to support 720p FaceTime video calls. The iPad Air 2 is expected to feature 32/64/128 GB internal storage memory options. Keep in mind that none of this is confirmed by the company so take it with a grain of salt for now.

Pricing and availability have naturally not been revealed yet, but we should here all about them on October 16th. We’re likely to learn some other details as we approach the event though and we’ll make sure to share them with you so stay tuned.