Can Apple's IPad Event Shake Off the Tablet Doldrums?

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds the iPad Air during an Apple announcement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Oct. 22, 2013 in San Francisco Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Apple has sent out invitations for a media event on Oct. 16, when it is expected to introduce new versions of the iPad. “It’s been way too long,” the invitation says.

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