Apple will livestream its iPad event on October 16

iPad Air 2 and mini 3 expected

iPad Air

Update: Apple has confirmed that it'll be livestreaming the big event on October 16, so you'll be able to watch the whole thing yourself.

That said, the stream for the launch of the iPhone 6 was a bit of a mess to say the least, so we're crossing our fingers that this one will be glitch-free.

To watch it, you'll need to go to http://www.apple.com/live/ on a Safari browser for OS X, iOS, or you can stream it via Apple TV.

Original story below...

Right on cue, Apple has sent out invites for the next big iPad event, where we'll see the iPad Air 2 and (probably) the iPad mini 3 - and it's happening on October 16.

In usual fashion, Apple's invitation is frustratingly cryptic. This one arrives with a colourful Apple logo and the line 'It's been way too long'.

What can we decipher from this? Not a lot, unless Apple is planning to surprise us with a really long iPad. But we don't think that would be a great idea. It could, of course, be a hint at something else. Maybe something Apple TV related? A significant update has certainly been rumoured for a "long" time.

Or... an iPod? Could it be?

The iPad Air 2 is expected to make minor refinements on last year's Air, probably throwing in Touch ID too. As for the mini, we're less sure of what to expect, but there have been rumours of a name change to the iPad Air mini.

Go pro?

Rumours of an 12.9-inch iPad Pro have also been circulating heavily as of late but we're less certain that we'll see the tablet make an appearance at the event.

We reckon Apple may also put aside some time on October 16 to talk about Yosemite and what's next for the Mac - could we finally get the Retina iMac we've been clamouring for?

It'll be taking place at the Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino, though TechRadar will be attending the European event in Kurfürstendamm, Berlin.

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