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Analyst Predictions for Apple’s October 22nd Event: Thinner, Lighter iPad 5 with A7X chip, Retina iPad mini 2 with A7 chip, No Touch ID or Gold color option

Analyst Predictions for Apple’s October 22nd Event: Thinner, Lighter iPad 5 with A7X chip, Retina iPad mini 2 with A7 chip, No Touch ID or Gold color option

KGI Securities Analyst Ming Chi Kuo has issued a new research report to investors, in which he has provided his predictions for Apple’s media event on October 22nd.

Kuo has a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple product plans based on his supply chain sources. 

Sketchy photos of iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 with Touch ID surface

Sketchy photos of iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 with Touch ID surface

Ever since Apple introduced iPhone 5s with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it has been hotly debated if the Touch ID fingerprint sensor would make its way to the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2, which are expected to be unveiled at the media event on Tuesday, October 22nd.

iPad 5 Rumor Roundup: What we know so far

iPad 5 Rumor Roundup: What we know so far

Apple is widely expected to unveil the highly anticipated 5th generation iPad at the media event on Tuesday, October 22nd, which will finally put an end to the rumors and speculations that started almost a year back.

So what can we expect from Apple’s next generation iPad?

It’s Official: Apple’s iPad event on October 22

It’s Official: Apple’s iPad event on October 22

As expected, Apple has just sent out invites for the eagerly awaited media event on October 22.

The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific or 1:00 PM Eastern.

Apple to hold iPad event on October 22nd [Updated]

Apple to hold iPad event on October 22nd [Updated]

According to AllThingsD, Apple will hold its fall iPad event on October 22nd. Sources told the blog that the event will focus on the new iPads, the Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks.

iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 may feature 8-megapixel camera

iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 may feature 8-megapixel camera

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 will come with a significantly improved camera.

iPad 4 and iPad mini come with a 5-megapixel iSight camera, so it is possible that the new iPads could get an 8-megapixel camera.

Rumor: Apple to hold media event on October 15

Rumor: Apple to hold media event on October 15

According to French website MacGeneration (via 9to5Mac), Apple will be holding a media event on Tuesday, October 15.

Apple launched iPad 4 and iPad mini along with new Macs last October.

Apple to launch iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 at September 10 iPhone Event?

Apple to launch iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 at September 10 iPhone Event?

It is almost certain that Apple will unveil iPhone 5S and possibly even the rumored iPhone 5C at a media event on September 10.

Bloomberg (via MacRumors) briefly reports that Apple may also launch the new iPads at the media event, and not just the new iPhones.

The iPad is rapidly losing market share in China

The iPad is rapidly losing market share in China

During the second quarter of 2012, one out of every two tablets sold in China was made by Apple. During the same quarter this year, that number has now plunged to a little more than one out of four. The data, compiled by IDC and covered on Bloomberg, also reveals that during the same span of time, Samsung’s tablet market share jumped from 6% to 11%.

In other words, it nearly doubled.

Analyst: iPhone 5C may not include Siri, to cost $300, iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor only for unlocking device

Analyst: iPhone 5C may not include Siri, to cost $300, iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor only for unlocking device

Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, a long time Apple analyst has released a research note to his clients where he has given his predictions on Apple’s rumored low-cost iPhone 5C, the next generation iPhone, iPhone 5S, and other products expected to be launched this year and early next year.