iPad Mini 2, iPad 5 Release Date: Apple Press Event Expected To Feature New Tablet Sightings?

By Melanie Ehrenkranz on September 9, 2013 10:50 AM EDT 0

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Rumors that indicated the iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 tablets would launch alongside the iPhone 5S on September 10 are being discredited online. (Photo: Youtube/Liza Pather)

Will the iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 release date coincide with the anticipated iPhone 5 launch at the Apple event September 10? As previously reported, it is unlikely the new iPad models will be revealed during the Cupertino event Tuesday. The next-generation tablets are rumored to arrive in Q4 2013.

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Apple unveiling the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 separate from the iPhone 5 would continue the tech giant's traditional launch patterns. Phones, tablets and Mac computers are typically divided into separate events. This means that the highly anticipated iPhone announcements Tuesday will likely remain isolated from the latest iPad release news.

Ahead of the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 release date, photo leaks preview what tablet consumers can expect from the upcoming models. The 7.9-inch iPad Mini 2 is highly rumored to largely improve pixel density, creating a Retina iPad Mini model to compete with the likes of the Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. TechCrunch reports that the new iPads will also include the new A7-generation processors, leading to a performance boost for the iPad Mini with Retina display.

A video leak posted by Unbox Therapy earlier this week also displays what consumers can expect from the iPad 5 rear case. The video showcases a narrower and thinner iPad 5, mirroring the likes of the iPad Mini body. The new iPad is also rumored to feature thinner bezels.

If the iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 are not expected to be previewed during the Apple event in Cupertino Tuesday, what can consumers predict to see? Two iPhones are expected to be unveiled during the event, including the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The budget iPhone 5C is rumored to come in various colors and offer a cost-effective option for iPhone fans. The flagship iPhone 5S will also likely be released. Reports online buzz about the probability of a gold and champagne variant of the iPhone 5S, and possibly a graphite gray color, in addition to the current black and white options.

The Apple event Tuesday may also feature an update to the Apple TV, NBC News reports, which would rival Google's latest Chromecast release. What do you hope to see unveiled tomorrow?

The Apple press event kicks off Tuesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. PT. 

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