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.

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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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MultiMediaWill Avatar
153 months ago
Well now with a billion dollars... can we get a wider screen on the new iPhone?
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JustMartin Avatar
153 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
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Chrisg2014 Avatar
153 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
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bkushner Avatar
153 months ago
I would have bought it, but, no more can I support such an evil empire.

Apple = Microsft of our generation.

troll much
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JGowan Avatar
153 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
isoft7 Avatar
153 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.
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