Apple decided their iPhone event this year would be in a small room in Cupertino, not a lot of guests were invited and the reveal took less than two hours, with minimal information on iOS7 and quick slideshows showing the new iPhones.
The iPad event may be the “big event” Apple is preparing, since the iPhone event only had smartphones, Apple still needs to reveal the iPads, iPods, MacBooks, Macs, OS X Mavericks and the possible iWatch.
Several sources have claimed Apple will host the iPad event on October 15, a little under a month from now. This would work, considering Apple normally revamps all their products before the end of November.
At the event we are likely to see the iPad 5 and iPad Mini come first. The iPad 5 will be thinner, lighter and have the same design aesthetic as the iPad Mini, we may also see a newer chipset from Apple and some more RAM to run iOS7.
For the iPad Mini, we are likely to see a retina display to compete with the likes of the Nexus 7 and the two new Kindle Fire tablets, apparently getting launched at about the same time. The iPad Mini with retina display will come with a new chip and iOS7 as well.
The new MacBook Pro with Haswell processor is expected to be at the event, still with the retina display and carrying some more powerful graphics and full day battery life. This is alongside the Mac Pro release date, with a whole new redesign to make it much smaller.
Other than that, we are likely to have a revamp on the iPod range and we may even see a teaser of the new iWatch. The iWatch has apparently been worked on by Jony Ive and 100 of the top Apple engineers and designers, but the release date is reportedly sometime in 2014.