Apple included this image with its invitation to a company press event October 22 in San Francisco.

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Apple sends out invites for an October 22 press event

The company is expected to announce upgraded iPad and iPad Minis

There could also be some Mac news, including a release date for OS X Mavericks

CNN  — 

As foretold by tech bloggers and Apple’s own not-so-subtle habit of holding an event every October, Apple has sent out invites for a press conference next week.

The company is expected to announce updates to its iPad line, including an iPad Mini with a higher resolution display. In addition to some speed improvements, the fifth-generation iPad is expected to get a new slimmed-down design.

The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, one of the larger venues Apple regularly uses for its product launches.

The show will start at 10 a.m. PT on October 22. It will probably follow the usual pattern of CEO Tim Cook showing off recent stats before bringing up other executives to introduce the various new products.