iPad mini invites tipped for October 10

iPad mini invites tipped for October 10As Jan pointed out, next to no one screamed: “What about the iPad mini?!” following Apple’s September keynote. To be fair, there was more than enough to digest, with the iPhone 5, iOS 6 and new iPods.

Having said that, the iPad mini rumours refuse to go away, and now we’re being told to expect invites on October 10 – a week tomorrow.

That’s the good word according to Fortune’s Phil, who credits “a major Apple investor”, who in turn claims to have heard the same iPad mini invite story from “multiple sources”.

If invites are indeed sent out on October 10, that’d suggest an October 17 iPad mini launch. And we all know how much Apple loves Wednesdays. Rumoured iPad mini display size remains the same, namely 7.85in.

Doubts? We’d be surprised to see yet another major product from Apple, just one month after the launch of the iPhone 5.

Belief? Well, it wouldn’t do any harm for Apple to have a cheaper (but not necessarily cheap) iPad, to do battle with the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7.

What do you think? Is all this iPad mini talk a load of nonsense, or should we prepare for launch?

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Stelph  Oct. 2, 2012 at 15:56

Not that fussed about the "cheap" aspect thats banded around, I seriously doubt Apple will stoop to a price war with Google and the Nexus, however I do really like the idea of a smaller iPad like this and the suggested 7.85" screen looks like an excellent combination of usability over portability so I do hope Apple bring one out so I can buy one

They'd better get in there quick anyway, otherwise looking at the natural evolution of the samsung range the Galaxy smartphone range will bust through 7" by Q1 2014 at this rate

Pondlife  Oct. 2, 2012 at 16:09

Well we'd already seen ios6...
Still think it's nonsense. How far ahead was the iphone 5 date official?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 2, 2012 at 16:50

stelph
LOL With the next Nexus rumoured to be a 5-incher, you may be right.

Pondlife  Oct. 2, 2012 at 17:20

Well iphone launch invites were received 8 days before the launch so we'd know soon if they kept up same timing..

Not seen rumours of 5" Samsung Nexus though, just other potential oems with that size..

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 2, 2012 at 18:21

Well iphone launch invites were received 8 days before the launch so we'd know soon if they kept up same timing..

Not seen rumours of 5" Samsung Nexus though, just other potential oems with that size..
Nope, that rumour was about a non-Sammy made Nexus. I forgot whether HTC or LG - mostly cause I don't care either way :p But trend to bigger beasts seems unstoppable.
I guess it's hard to make an Android phone that stands out, otherwise?

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