September was a big month for Apple, one that saw the company come out with their sixth generation iPhone or iPhone 5. It was well expected that the September announcement would not be the last big announcement for Apple this year as we still had at least one more device scheduled left, namely the iPad mini.
Well, it looks like the official unveiling is finally upon as as invitations for an October 23rd event which will take place at the California Theatre in San Jose, CA have gone out. This event will start precisely at 10AM Pacific and the wording on the invitation states “We’ve got a little more to show you.” Although there have been no leaks indicating what this device will be officially called, the smaller iPad has been informally referred to as the iPad mini. If the sources on this story are correct, we can expect to see the new iOS tablet retail somewhere in the range of $199-$299 and the device should be available next month.
The iPad mini may not be the only announcement at next weeks event as there are also rumours that we could see products from the Mac line up. These include a new MacBook pro with a 13-inch Retina display, an updated Mac Mini and possibly also a 2012 iMac.