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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.

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27 months ago
Well now with a billion dollars... can we get a wider screen on the new iPhone?
Rating: 14 Votes
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 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
27 months ago
Anything regarding the 13" retina??? Haven't heard any rumors in well over 2-3 weeks.
Rating: 5 Votes
27 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
27 months ago
iMac or GTFO
Rating: 4 Votes
27 months ago

Hmmm... so you mean to tell me Apple which has only ever had a 9.7" screen, is now going to COPY Android tablets and release a smaller 7" range tablet???

Wow, so in our current mactopia, it's totally okay for Apple to copy, but not the other way around.

Funny how it works. So much for justice and equality eh?


What? Because Google has a patent on 7" tablets. Please know what you're talking about before you try to respond or defend ANYTHING. And you said look at your join date? That doesn't say much to be honest.

The vast majority of Apple customers do not hang around MacRumors every day hitting refresh. Marketing is all about repetition.


That's nice and everything however that doesn't take away from what I'm trying to say. We don't need another presentation about something they showed us in June. In the commercials/on their website they can show whatever they want to push as the main focus, however in a Keynote why review something you've already displayed? The media will blow up anything and once you have the media's attention you'll have the public attention. So market the features the media will be able to write about/something that's interesting and would garner hits.

I would assume the whole purpose for two separate events (if this is true) is to have more time to show us something or various things we've wanted. I know the new Maps app will take up a nice portion, but I just feel something big is going to happen and I can't wait!
Rating: 4 Votes

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