Apple is bound to make an iPad Mini someday soon, and for the last few months the rumors have been saying they’ll be announcing it in October. According to Fortune, Apple is set to mail out iPad Mini invitations on October 10th, which might suggest the actual keynote will be held on October 17th.
Invitations for the iPhone 5 keynote were sent out 8 days before the keynote, so Apple may not hold the keynote until October 18th, with the launch following a week or two after that.
We believe that iPad Mini pre-orders will follow the same path as the iPad 3 and 2, and the pre-order page will go up immediately after the event, placing the launch date as October 26th. However, Fortune estimates that the iPad Mini won’t go on sale until Friday, November 2nd. Guess we’ll have to wait and see how everything shakes out, but it looks like we might finally get a smaller iPad.