Decoding Apple’s iPad Mini Invite: What It Really Means

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When Apple sends out invitations for their media events, they often include little hints as to what people can expect to be announced. The iPhone 5 event nvitation had the shadow of a gigantic five emerging from underneath the date, and the iPad 3 invitation showed off the clarity of the tablet’s still-unannounced Retina display.

In comparison, today’s invite for the October 23rd event doesn’t seem to have many clues as to what Apple is announcing. The design of the invitation doesn’t seem to mean much. However, the writers of Apple’s invitation have tipped their hat a little bit in the wording of the invitation: “We’ve got a little more to show you.”

What does it mean? Well, everything Apple is expected to announce next week is either a smaller version of an existing product (thinner iMacs, a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro tear) or ‘mini’ (the iPad mini, a new Mac mini). It’s not a lot to go on, but it’s definitely a purposeful choice and a nod to the products we’ll see next week.

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35 responses to “Decoding Apple’s iPad Mini Invite: What It Really Means”

  1. Vinícius Porto says:

    Well, upper right, looks like a Brazil flag.
    Siri in Portuguese, perhaps…

  2. FriarNurgle says:

    It also has vibrant colors, maybe indicating color options coming to a product line or product line extension (iPad mini)… yeah yeah, I doubt it too, but it’s fun to make wild speculations.

  3. Jonathan Ober says:

    We’ve got a little more to show you – 8 letters – iPad Mini – 8 letters. Retina – 6 letters – 6 color bands on invitation…who am I kidding, I am just making this up for the likes.

  4. Mirage299 says:

    The way I got it was that the iPad mini is the ‘little’ and the ‘more’ indicates there will be more products announced during the event and not only the iPad Mini. Link to my post: http://www.alwarakiblog.com/2012/10/apple-send-out-invitations-for-october.html

    Peace :)

  5. Andrew Broderick says:

    It looks like cmyk and rgb to me. Hello apple tv

  6. MtnMikeBall says:

    MacStories.com pointed out that the colors and design are very similar to the invites for the original iPad event.

    http://www.macstories.net/news/apple-confirms-media-event-on-october-23/

  7. dcdevito says:

    The “little” indicates the iPad Mini

    The Apple logo represents the Mac itself – a new iMac.

  8. jayohem says:

    We’ve got a little more to show you – 8 letters – iPad Mini – 8 letters. Retina – 6 letters – 6 color bands on invitation…who am I kidding, I am just making this up for the likes.

    there are 7 colors in the picture- red, orange, pink, blue, light blue, yellow, and green

  9. dcdevito says:

    MacStories.com pointed out that the colors and design are very similar to the invites for the original iPad event.

    http://www.macstories.net/news/apple-confirms-media-event-on-october-23/

    Good call. You could even say that this one is more ‘focused’ and streamlined.

  10. jayohem says:

    It looks like cmyk and rgb to me. Hello apple tv

    what do you mean by cmyk and rgb??

  11. Matthew Gonzales Landry says:

    There are seven levels getting to the core Apple. Isn’t the iPad mini supposed to be 7-inches?

  12. Adam DjAlive Main says:

    Does no one else see the half guitar on its side with the yellow emanating out of it? We are supposed to get new itunes this month!

  13. mr_bee says:

    Given the rainbow it’s kind of obvious isn’t it? This is the LGBT iPad.

  14. volodoscope says:

    It looks like cmyk and rgb to me. Hello apple tv

    What? LOL do you know what that even means. CMYK? There’s no black in the colors. There’s no Cyan, either.

  15. lambaline says:

    wonder what the new mac mini will look like. Im using one right now.

  16. Dave Stephens says:

    It’s little.
    There is more of ’em.
    Much more littles… Little iMac slices, the old-fashioned colored kind. Delicious. I wonder if there will be a multi-colored model? That would be cool.

  17. extra_medium says:

    There are seven levels getting to the core Apple. Isn’t the iPad mini supposed to be 7-inches?

    Its 8 inches

  18. IXDoubleDXI says:

    Signifies that the iPad mini will have a retina display. The Apple logo is rather large, as if it is zoomed in, and no blur or pixelation on the actual “White Apple” part. Just my $.02.

  19. aardman says:

    With the Soviet Union now in the dustbin of history, I suppose parsing Apple’s event invites has replaced the practice of divining Soviet trends by analyzing who appears on the Kremlin balcony to watch the annual May Day parade and in what order they are standing.

  20. assb10yr says:

    Means multi-colored iPad Airs

  21. Benjamen Scott says:

    When I first saw the tag line, my thoughts were that the iPad is bigger, a “more”, version of iOS in comparison to the iPhone and iPod. Now we get the chance to see a smaller “more”, because Apple wants to show us a “little more”.

  22. jayohem says:

    Does no one else see the half guitar on its side with the yellow emanating out of it? We are supposed to get new itunes this month!

    that is true, the new itunes is supposed to come out… so thats the “more” in the the tag line.

  23. Dimi Cioly says:

    It’s focused on the Leaf itll be called the iPad Leaf.

  24. Jonathan Ober says:

    We’ve got a little more to show you – 8 letters – iPad Mini – 8 letters. Retina – 6 letters – 6 color bands on invitation…who am I kidding, I am just making this up for the likes.

    there are 7 colors in the picture- red, orange, pink, blue, light blue, yellow, and green

    6 color bands…6 color bands…I never said 6 colors total ;)

  25. SamuelBrock says:

    I have this feeling that the Mac mini might be Apple TV or Airport Express sized.
    It would be retarded, for RAM and Repairability, oh wait…
    If not this year, it might happen eventually.

  26. gm808 says:

    The colors are “shrinking effects” of the Apple logo.
    http://emilylhauserinmyhead.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/shrinking-woman2.jpg

  27. etalkr says:

    Another clue: as you can see, on each side there’re 4 colors with 1 white blank, which means: a device would be 4/5 size of an existing product, that is iPad mini.

  28. baby_Twitty says:

    I can see Jesus’ face on the top right area.
    I’m sure Apple is hinting that 23 October is also the date of the 2nd coming of Christ.
    i’m very sure.

  29. JoachimArt says:

    I think what it means is.: “We´ve a little more to show you” is meant ironic, meaning the exact opposite, because so many products are coming. And also it indicates the scaled down products.
    Also I think the colours indicates the variety of products, like a rainbows colours. The top of the apple means it´s Apple that will announce them ;)

  30. pullfinger says:

    I think the top of the Apple logo is bum shaped. I think Phil is going to bare his arse to the audience, and thus show us a little more of himself.

  31. iMarle64 says:

    My guesses would be the iMac refresh,the 13 inch MacBook with Retnia Display,iTunes update,and the iPod mini with the back casing coming in colors like the 5th gen IPod Touch.

  32. Zach Oxley says:

    It looks like cmyk and rgb to me. Hello apple tv

    what do you mean by cmyk and rgb??

    Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK
    Red, Green, Blue

  33. jking316 says:

    Whatever it is, I hope it means we can stand in line for 5 days to buy it.

  34. Tommy Yap says:

    Notice that there is a big “m” made by the Apple logo? Indicates that the iPad “m”ini is here and the name is confirmed! And it might come in various different colors!

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