iPad Mini Event Rumored for October 23

Despite the fact that Apple just announced the newest iPad six months ago, the rumor mill has been churning out iPad mini rumors for months. Yesterday brought us photos of the device in question and today there are reports that Apple is planning a media event to launch the tablet later this month.

All Things D reports that the iPad mini launch event is 'likely' to take place on October 23. John Paczkowski cites people familiar with Apple's plans that say the company will unveil the Pad mini at an event scheduled for October 23. Though this is a Tuesday (and not the usual Wednesday, like previous Apple events), Paczkowski points out that it's three days before the launch of Microsoft's Surface (October 26, the same day as Windows 8) and two days before Apple is due to report earnings for the most recent quarter.

That week is shaping up be a pretty big one for tech. If this iPad mini event comes to fruition, there'll be the iPad mini, Windows 8, the Microsoft Surface (along with a deluge of other Windows 8 tablets/ultrabooks), Windows Phone 8 the following Monday and the rumored launch of the new Nexus handset.

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  • el33t
    Damn Apple! Now they are eyeing the 7" tablet market... It's time for the makers of Nexus 7 Tab, Galaxy Tab 7" etc. to rev up their guns for an upcoming battle..
  • nieur
    It will be second consecutive apple product not fulfilling investors expectations.
  • snotling
    nieurIt will be second consecutive apple product not fulfilling investors expectations.Nah, people will buy it. what's bad for apple is that it will dig in their future iPad "maxi" sales.

    I still think/hope they will not launch a iPad Mini and the event is about something different.
  • sixdegree
    October 23rd? AMD also rumored to launch their new FX CPUs on that day.
  • reprotected
    I don't see how that would be a problem if this community claims that only iSheeps will purchase an iPad mini.
  • bustapr
    this is starting to feel like when the fx cpus were rumored to launch every other week. getting close to oct 23 another headline will read "ipad mini rumored to launch november" an so on...
  • bigdog44
  • ethaniel
    Wasn't the 17? One week delay to dwarf Microsoft's week a bit. Makes sense.