Apple has (officially) entered the compact tablet market with the iPad mini, a 7.9-inch tablet that looks to compete with a slightly larger screen, slimmer frame, and support for hundreds of thousands of existing iPad apps.
Apple has started sending invites to the media for an event on October 23 at 1pm, EST. Exactly what they’re going to announce is still up in the air, though; the invitation itself doesn’t give enough information to say for sure.
An unnamed source told Fortune that Apple will be sending out invites for an iPad mini event on the 10th. If true, a release by early November is likely.
We’re a few hours away from Apple’s iPhone event, but the leaks still keep pouring out. Here’s a particularly interesting one that shows the heavily-rumored ‘iPad mini’ that might make an official appearance at the iPhone event. According to Chinese site DGtle, the photos show a mockup of Apple’s mini tablet, but wasn’t clear where
A fresh batch of coinciding rumors has pegged a launch date for the upcoming 2012 iPhone. According to sources at iMore, the new iPhone is expected to be launched during an event on September 12th, which would return the iPhone to Apple’s old fall launch schedule. Interestingly, the event won’t be for the iPhone alone.