Apple invites media for October 16 event: New iPads, Yosemite, Apple Pay on deck

Apple has a little more to share after its iPhone launch in September. We're expecting the final bits that complete the company's next-generation of products, and more.

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Apple has a little more to show you at an event later this month.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant sent out invites to the media, saying only: "It's been way too long." Someone at the company is having a little joke — it's been less than a month since Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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The event was slated for October 16 after previous reports cited sources familiar with the matter.

The event will happen at Apple's headquarters.

With little still to go on, we're expecting to see a few things at the event. Not least brand new next-generation iPads, but also new desktop hardware, software, and a few bits left out from the iPhone launch in September.

Multiple reports over the past week or so have pointed to the next iPad landing with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor — a  boon to enterprise customers along with Apple Pay , albeit without the counterpart near-field communications (NFC) chip.

There are also a few unfinished pieces of the puzzle still left to be formally launched.

Apple is also said to reveal new iMacs at the event, which will launch alongside OS X Yosemite , the company's upcoming operating system. That comes with a number of "continuity" features that bridge the divide between its desktop and mobile devices and platforms, such as "Handoff," which allows users to transition working in-app from one device to another.

It's also the first time new iPads have made an appearance since the Apple-IBM deal was announced in mid-July . The two companies set aside decades of rivalry to come together to bring custom-built enterprise apps to Apple's iPhones and iPads.

We may also hear more about how this deal will come to fruition at the October 16 event.

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