The rumors were true. Apple will have its next press event on October 22nd — the same day as Nokia World

Experts are predicting that next week's Apple event will bring a fifth generation iPad, a new iPad mini with a high-resolution retina display, as well as a new MacBook Pro. We should also see the release of the latest version of OS X, and it's possible that we'll find out the release date of the next-generation Mac Pro as well. 

Although it's a stretch, we'd love to believe that the stylized "dead leaves" shown in the invite might be a (heavily) veiled reference to a new product or announcement in the field of photography. Why? Well, the so-called "dead leaves" pattern is a test target used in critical image analysis (including DxO Mark's Mobile reports on smartphone cameras here on Connect). But maybe that's just wishful thinking ...

As always, if Apple announces anything with relevance for mobile photographers, we will be here to report it.