Now that Apple has sent out its official invites for an October 23 event, we're fairly confident the iPad Mini is on its way. But Cupertino isn't likely to leave the stage without a few other announcements, and according to sources, new iMac units are on the menu.
We don't have long to wait to find out all the juicy details about Apple's next best-selling product, but while we're here, let's examine the current iOS lineup to see where the rumored iPad Mini will fall in storage specs, weight, and price.
Invites went out today for the already much-anticipated October 23 event, and we can't wait to see what Apple has to show -- the general consensus is that this is the iPad Mini, although the event invitation doesn't say. We'll bring you all the details live as they happen, October 23 at 10am Pacific.
With the potential iPad mini rumor still hot and fresh and percolating out there, we expect next week will be a hot week of leaks, "leaks," and speculation from unnamed sources. Heck, we even have a little of that this week. Meanwhile, other tablets are out there, breaking even, and we've got some reviews and some one on one comparisons. So let's go see what happened this week.
Just as iPad mini fans are getting over the fact that Apple didn't send invites to a media event on October 10 comes word that the junior tablet will actually makes it premiere on Tuesday, October 23 instead.
Now that the rumored October 10 date for Apple to send media invites for an "iPad mini" event later this month has passed, we'll turn our attention to a new survey that reveals consumers may not be that interested anyway.
Almost a third of October has passed and there's still no "iPad mini" announcement from Apple, but that isn't stopping the media from reporting about it -- including word that the junior tablet is likely to come with Wi-Fi only.
While Apple has yet to officially confirm the existence of an "iPad mini," most everyone continues to expect it to debut this month, including The Wall Street Journal, who's now claiming Apple has ordered 10 million of the junior tablets for launch.
It can be exhausting to read Apple-related rumors, especially when so many of them often make wild claims. One news outlet who tends to hold out for the real scoop is The Wall Street Journal, and they're now claiming an "iPad mini" is finally in production.
At this point, it seems like an iPad Mini is pretty likely. The photo leaks, the "insider" tips; if the iPhone 5 announcement taught us anything, Apple has obviously yet to "double down" on keeping new products a secret. Today, as more alleged iPad Mini pics surface, there's a new question: will the scaled-down tablet feature a widescreen format?