Preview at WWDC likely in June, followed by September launch.
Apple's iPad Mini Media Event Invitations Going Out October 10?
According to our source, who asked not be named, there appears to be some truth to the widespread rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad -- often called the iPad mini or iPad air and usually described as having a 7.85-inch screen.Given Apple's history, invitations going out on October 10 would suggest that the event would be held in the middle of the following week.
What our source adds is the specificity of a date: The press, he says, can expect invitations to go out on Oct. 10.
It was reported in August by The Loop's Jim Dalrymple and AllThingsD that Apple was planning an iPad mini introduction for October.