New Apple products aren’t as easy to come by as they used to be when Apple spread its device launches out a bit more, but as the saying goes, when it rains it pours. Hot off the record-smashing release of Apple’s brand new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Apple has sent invitations to newspapers and blogs for a press conference scheduled to take place on October 22nd at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT. The company still has plenty in the pipeline, but the co-stars of next week’s event are expected to be a completely redesigned fifth-generation iPad as well as an updated iPad mini with a brand new Retina display. Both of the new devices will launch soon after being announced at next week’s event, and there’s plenty more in store from Apple next week. Apple’s fifth-generation iPad is widely expected to be smaller and thinner than the current-generation model.