Recent rumors point to October 22nd as the date Apple will unveil the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. As leaks have shown us in the past, the iPad 5 will take on the iPad Mini design, while the iPad Mini 2 will receive a Retina display update.
According to Brian White, a Cantor Fitzgerald analyst, the iPad 5 will indeed be unveiled with all of the rumored specs next week. However, White believes that Apple will unveil an iPad Mini 2 without a Retina display, holding off until Q1 of 2014 to offer such a device. The analyst claims next week's rumor event will focus mainly on the iPad "largey" and the iPad Mini 2 will receive minor hardware upgrades.
Apple fans shouldn't worry too much according to several reports from AllThingsD and other publications claiming the iPad Mini 2 will indeed sport a Retina display. The rumored date for Apple's iPad Event a little of over a week away, we should be seeing invite go out sometime this week.