Apple To Finally Unveil The iPad Mini On October 23 [Report]


This isn't the real thing, but it's likely to be identical.
This isn't the real thing, but it's likely to be identical.

Apple was expected to send out invitations to an upcoming iPad mini announcement on October 10, but that date has now come and gone, and we’re still left wondering when the tiny tablet is going to get its grand unveiling. Recent reports have suggested that the device has been postponed due to production delays, but according to AllThingsD, that’s not the case.

Instead, Apple will be holding its event on October 23, sources claim — just three days before Microsoft’s new Surface tablet begins shipping in the United States.

“People familiar with Apple’s plans tell us that the company will unveil the so-called “iPad mini” on October 23 at an invitation-only event,” reports AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski.

October 23 falls on a Tuesday, marking a break from Apple’s recent tradition of holding events on a Wednesday. It’s unclear where the event will be held, but it’s “likely” to be at Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium, AllThingsD reports, where the Cupertino company unveiled OS X Lion and the iPhone 4S.

Following the recent iPhone 5 event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center, which also saw new iPods and a performance from the Foo Fighters, the iPad mini’s debut is expected to be a more “intimate affair held close to home.”

The device itself is expected to feature a 7.85-inch display, and — as you might expect — Apple’s new Lightning connector. It’s also likely to be thinner than previous iPads, and priced to compete with 7-inch devices from the likes of Amazon and Google.

Source: AllThingsD

Image: Martin Hajek

  • wesleyvercammen

    Yeah, just keep changing the date… That will work out one day!

  • Anthony Velazquez

    Changing the date? We haven’t even had a confirmed date from apple yet.

  • bondr006

    Yeah, really! Apple hasn’t acknowledged that they are even releasing a so called iPad mini. It’s the dumb rumor mongers that are speculating on and giving dates.

  • extra_medium

    I think that’s his point.

  • ElVox

    I’m pretty sure this is the date, because The Beard has Yep’ed it at the Loop :)

  • Tim Lanfair

    I would Be very surprised if this is in fact the date…apples history points to a monday or weds day date traditionally. the 24th seems more likely, seems to still beat microsoft to the punch and keeps within apples long standing tradition,,, i predict oct 24, wed at 10am…..I woudl also say that if this is gonna happen it will def be before the november shopping push for christmas,,,

  • Shaun Green

    Love the all black design front and back. Hopefully it won’t be two tone on the back like the iPhone. No idea why they went with that. No matter, that pic looks better than the main iPad. Can’t wait to get my hands on this.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick

    I’m calling it the iPod Touch XL

  • jrirish

    I surely hope this is true because I really want to know if my predictions are on the mark or just way, way, depressingly off! If anyone wants to see what I’m thinking they can do so here –





  • Rifan Chandra

    Apple will be the same like any other companysuch as samsung eventually. I miss Steve…