Apple's iPad Mini Media Event Invitations Going Out October 10?

According to a very sketchy report from Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Apple 2.0, Apple could be sending out invitations to the launch event for the iPad mini on October 10. DeWitt notes that it's a "rumor we have no reason to believe" except that it came from a major Apple investor.

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.

What our source adds is the specificity of a date: The press, he says, can expect invitations to go out on Oct. 10.

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.

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Mockup of 7.85-inch "iPad mini" (courtesy of CiccareseDesign)

It was reported in August by The Loop's Jim Dalrymple and AllThingsD that Apple was planning an iPad mini introduction for October.

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2crazy Avatar
152 months ago
I hope Apple will announce more than just the iPad mini. New iMac's and Mac mini's would be nice!
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152 months ago
Rumored dates about a rumored event about a rumored product.

Rumorception.
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152 months ago
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152 months ago
That's a weird looking new iMac.
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152 months ago
I sure hope we will see some new iMacs, I badly need a 27" for my new business
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152 months ago
still waiting on the imacs ... when will those happen !!!?? however im glad were moving on from the iphone stuff
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