The new iPad 5 release date is expected later this month at a special Apple event on Oct. 22, according to an Oct. 10 Gotta Be Mobile report. Ahead of this upcoming release, the iPhone 6 and iWatch rumors are growing, according to an Oct. 10 Yahoo News report.
Obviously, the iPhone 6 will not be released later this month with the iPad 5 and the expected iPad Mini 2. However, there is a slim possibility that the iWatch will show up on Oct. 22, which means it could hit stores in time for holiday gift shopping this year. Of course, the iPad 5 will most certainly be available to give as a gift this year. Mostly likely it will hit shelves in early November, which is plenty of time to put under the tree for holiday giving.
Those in the know expect the new iPad 5 to be completely redesigned using details from the iPad Mini, which will make it lighter and thinner. The prices for both the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 are expected to stay similar to what the comparable models from Apple cost now. Of course, there will likely be a bit of a shortage following the iPad 5 release date, which probably means you will not find super great deals on them during Black Friday 2013, but perhaps you can score a gift card with purchase or something along those lines if you are inclined to wait to see if you can get a deal on this new Apple tablet.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 rumors point to the device being unveiled and released in 2014, and it is expected to finally have a display near 5 inches, which consumers have wanted. The iWatch, which could possibly be unveiled on the iPad 5 release date, or it may come with the iPhone 6, is expected to be a portal that can help you control your household and other aspects of your life. In short, it could be more than just a smart watch. Hopefully this is the case.
As always, when new Apple products are released, you can often find some nice sales and deals on the previous models. If you are not worried about having the very latest in technology, you very well could end up with a good deal on an older iPad Mini or iPad 4 after the iPad 5 release date is unveiled.