While the press has not received any invites to this Apple media event, AllThingsD writer John Paczkowski claims that the invite-only iPad mini event is scheduled for this month. According to the report, the event is likely to be held in Apple’s Town Hall auditorium later this month on October 23rd.
Apple will hold a special event this month in which it will showcase a new, smaller iPad. People familiar with Apple’s plan state that the company will unveil the so-called “iPad mini” on October 23 at an invitation-only event… Sources declined to specify where the event will be held, and no confirmation has been given on the location.
This would put the launch just two days before Apple is set to announce its earnings for Q4, and it is only three days before Microsoft is expected to launch its new Surface tablet. It would also be a Tuesday, rather than a Wednesday, but Paczkowski seems quite confident of the date.
The details appear to be slim. Sources say the iPad’s diminutive sibling will feature a 7.85-inch liquid-crystal display and a Lightning connector. Probably, it will also be thinner. And that’s about it… But we’ll know more as we will approach the soon- to -be- held event.