Apple's next big event is on October 16th, new iPad and Macs likely

It's only been a month since the world's press descended on the Flint Center for the Performing Arts to see Tim Cook reveal a pair of new iPhones, and Apple's already calling everyone back again. Invites to an October 16th event at the company's Cupertino headquarters have just started making the rounds -- if rumor mill's ceaseless whispers hold true, we'll be getting a eyeful of a new iPad Air and some new Mac computers, along with a few software notes to round out the package.

As usual, it's the iPad that's been getting most of the attention -- the famed Vietnamese leakers at shared images of an awfully trim new iPad design with some shuffled-around buttons (including volume buttons that are recessed into that aluminum frame) and a TouchID sensor nestled in the ol' Home button. Meanwhile, some desktop prognosticators have foretold that the 27-inch iMac will finally get a Retina display of its very own, and MacRumors notes that there's a faint glimmer of hope for some new Mac minis too. Throw in one last look at OS X Yosemite before it launches to the public and we've got one meaty agenda -- we'll be there covering the event live (as always!), so stay tuned for much, much more.