Following the pattern of previous years, Apple is expected to launch its fifth generation iPad in mid-October.
The new device is likely to feature a redesigned chassis, taking cues from the iPad mini in the form of a smaller bezel, and from the iPhone 5 in the form of an anodised aluminium back.
Internally, the normal upgrades are likely: a faster processor, with more RAM. There is a possibility that the TouchID sensor seen in the recent iPhone 5S will also make its way into the new tablet.
A new iPad mini is also expected at the event, but with few drastic changes. The big question for that device is whether or not it will have a retina display. On that, the rumour mill is split.
As for the date, Apple events are usually on Tuesdays. Last year's was on the 23rd, leaving 15 October and 22 October the most likely candidates this year.
We will be scouring the web for clues and sharing every update here. Send us your tips, your feature requests (well, no harm in asking!) and your reviews of competing tablets. In an increasingly competitive market, Apple is going to have to work even harder to make the iPad stand out...