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Apple's 'iPad Mini' Media Event Planned for October

Following a hint from The Loop's Jim Dalrymple suggesting that Apple's "iPad mini" will be introduced at a second media event following the next-generation iPhone event all but confirmed for September 12, AllThingsD now backs up the claim with its own sources saying that Apple is planning for an iPad mini introduction in October.
Apple’s next generation iPhone and its so-called “iPad mini” will debut at two separate events this fall, rather than a single one as has been widely speculated, according to several sources. [...]

Only after the next generation iPhone is out the door and on sale will Apple announce the smaller iPad it’s been working on. That device, which is expected to have a display of less than eight inches, will be uncrated at a second special event, which sources said is currently scheduled for October.

Mockup of 7.85-inch "iPad mini" next to an iPhone (courtesy of CiccareseDesign)

AllThingsD has a reliable track record when it comes to leaking Apple media event plans, and when paired with Dalrymple's past history it seems likely that Apple will indeed be holding two separate events in the coming months to introduce the next-generation iPhone and the company's smaller iPad.

Related roundup: iPad mini

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25 months ago
Well now with a billion dollars... can we get a wider screen on the new iPhone?
Rating: 14 Votes
25 months ago
I hope samsung sues apple for copying there idea for a small size screen, 'cause if apple can win a case with having a rectangular shaped phone with rounded out sides, samsung can win this battle. Apple is copying there idea. hahaha
Rating: 8 Votes
25 months ago

No troll, just conclusion from observation. Look at my join date. I've had an iPhone 4s since release date. A few weeks ago at the start of this trial, I sold it and bought a Galaxy Nexus.

Is the Nexus that much better? Of course not, but is it different? Very much so.

My point being, Apple has lost me as a customer. Not that they need my support, but over the entire course of my life, 30 plus years, I've never boycotted a company until now.


Bye then
Rating: 8 Votes
25 months ago

I would have bought it, but, no more can I support such an evil empire.

Apple = Microsft of our generation.


troll much
Rating: 7 Votes
25 months ago

ipad mini is pointless waste of money

Apple hasn't even announced the product... we don't know what it looks like, its internal specs, or the price point and you say it's a pointless waste of money. PERHAPS to you. I'm bettin' Apple sells millions of them this holiday and further reduces the amount of tablets other companies sell.
Rating: 6 Votes
25 months ago
Anything regarding the 13" retina??? Haven't heard any rumors in well over 2-3 weeks.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago

troll much


No troll, just conclusion from observation. Look at my join date. I've had an iPhone 4s since release date. A few weeks ago at the start of this trial, I sold it and bought a Galaxy Nexus.

Is the Nexus that much better? Of course not, but is it different? Very much so.

My point being, Apple has lost me as a customer. Not that they need my support, but over the entire course of my life, 30 plus years, I've never boycotted a company until now.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago

I hope samsung sues apple for copying there idea for a small size screen, 'cause if apple can win a case with having a rectangular shaped phone with rounded out sides, samsung can win this battle. Apple is copying there idea. hahaha


Are you saying Samsung is the first company ever to release a 7inch tablet?
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago
I call [BS]
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
Sounds more credible. Two events = more talk about Apple. If we sum up with iPad event in March, WWDC in June and iPhone + iPad Mini in Fall.. there would be non stop Apple talk all year long...

Will they start the keynote like.. "As you can see.. we stood by you in the court, we always battle for consumer rights" ;)
Rating: 4 Votes

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