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Apple announces special event for October 23rd; want to take a small guess what it's for? (hint: iPad mini)

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Apple announces special event for October 23rd; want to take a small guess what it's for? (hint: iPad mini)
The Apple iPad mini will get introduced next Tuesday

The Apple iPad mini will get introduced next Tuesday

For months and months and months, we have heard rumors about a 7.85 inch version of the Apple iPad. Finally, Apple has issued invites to an event on October 23rd when the Apple iPad mini should be introduced. The event will take place at the California Theatre in San Jose, California, and while the invitation doesn't mention the iPad mini by name, it does say "We've got a little more to show you." (emphasis ours).

Apple is hoping that the Apple iPad mini will allow the company to compete in the 7 inch, low price tablet sector that is populated by the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the 8GB Google Nexus 7 both of which cost $199. It is assumed that the Apple iPad mini will be priced above those two Android models, possibly starting in the $249-$299 range. Analyst Shawn Wu says that Apple will have to price the tablet in the $299-$349 area to keep the same profit margin the company enjoys with the larger Apple iPad. 

source: Reuters

Apple announces special event for October 23rd; want to take a small guess what it's for? (hint: iPad mini)

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:39 18

1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


iPod XXL?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:43 17

3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Ipod touch 7.85"

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:03 4

39. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5904; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


iPod Touch XL.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:11 4

40. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


XL is the new ipad so this is iPod L.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:32 3

44. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5904; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


There is already an iPod Touch (with 4 inch display size). A 7.85 inch display size is more in keeping with an XL version of the Touch. Taking the analogy to something of an extreme, an iPod Touch L would imply a display size in the 5.5 inch territory.

Maybe next year for an iPod Touch L (with 5.5 inch display)? Especially if the Note II pulls down 20+ million sales.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:50 1

58. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6667; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


GIANT IPOD TOUCH

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:28 4

27. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


No.

My guess - Law suits. LOL

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:32 7

51. AnTuTu (Posts: 935; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Following are some key points of the presentation:

1. How to fix purple tint which you get while taking photos (using a new case)
2. Why iMaps failed?
3. Why we didn't introduce anything new in iOS6?
4. Why we are going to make a mini ipad even though we know it is going to be Epic Fail?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:14 2

70. darkkjedii (Posts: 12277; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


AnTuTu u r an epic fail. Apple hits grand slams. U foul tip into the catchers glove... Urrrrrrrrrrrrr out.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 23:03 2

79. AnTuTu (Posts: 935; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


darkkjedii :- I believe you are one of those retarded iFans who are just disappointed with the real and powerful gadgets such as Note 2, LG Optimus G and now Microsoft Surface.

You know what? Go n get a life man...!!!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:50

85. darkkjedii (Posts: 12277; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


U want my to go get a life, but I'm on PA doing the same thing u r. Instead of making d**ba** comments though like u, I'm making comments u don't like. People r gonna buy what they want, no matter how much AnTuTu bashes the product they want. Maybe, just maybe U should go get a life. And a new screen name.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 05:02 1

87. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


first no your comments are complete BS written by a apple troll.

you keep thinking you have this moral high ground that everyone else bashes but you, get real idiot you bash everything that isnt apple. you comment on everyone who say anything negative against apple as if its against you

and then after your crap comments where you try act like a neutral guy you butt kiss other apple trolls saying stuff like ''keep it up im a fan'' your an apple troll groupie

so i know you'll read these comments and cry or have a tantrum but get a grip and get a reality check

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:57

86. darkkjedii (Posts: 12277; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And the 3 devices u mentioned combined wont sell a 10th of what the iPad has. Afraid of what? My 64 gig lte iPad 3 is a beast. If your a good little boy I'll let u type on it.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 21:54 1

75. ScottSchneider (Posts: 322; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Apple - This iPAD is Probably the Best thing happened ever since the iPOD... We present to you the Biggest iPOD with the totally new plug.. We mean the iPAD... $hit.. Whatever...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:39 2

2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Wait a min. That little fingure gesturing inTHUMBNAIL of article is some indication of what it is about? :D

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:46 7

4. kznjbee (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Soon, Apple will introduce "an all new" ipod touch mini. What the hell!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 19:38

109. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6667; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


AND SOON they will patent a 7" SIZE SCREEN

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:50 12

6. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Its to get people to overpay for stuff.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:51 2

59. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6667; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


forget to mention their expensive 29$ docking adaptor

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:50 9

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Apple is getting so tiresome as a brand...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:22

73. darkkjedii (Posts: 12277; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oooooookayyyyyyyyy

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:50 4

8. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Goodnight Google Nexus and Amazon kindle. Sleep well, buh bye now.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:16

71. darkkjedii (Posts: 12277; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol sweet.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:02 4

12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I already have an iPhone 4, isn't that an iPad MiNi??

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:07 8

14. Seymur (unregistered)


but with Lightning

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:28 1

28. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Oh yeah, forgot about that (probably cuz' I only use it on iWiFi)..

°^°

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:06

68. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


No it's not ! Cz it's a iPhone . And this is iPad mini. What is your mental situation ?? Can't you figure it out ?? So sad of u mate.. Btw if you really having an iPhone 4 then u should think how good is it ? Working smoothly even after two years ?? Without having a single scratch on it .. Without failing any system works. So u thought to insult on apple ??

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:03 1

13. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


MINI ME

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:18 7

19. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


Hey look...Apple is copying Samsung, Amazon, Pandigital, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google, Asus, Archos, Coby, Sylvania and a hundred more companies that have already released a 7ish" tablet. I hope they all sue Apples pants off! They are the most thieving, hypocritical company on the planet!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:24 1

48. bucky (Posts: 1556; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Apple put tablets on the map as far as I'm concerned. All you insecure android fans pay more attention to apple articles than android. I'd be willing to bet you were one those guys making fun of the iPad when it came out asking what it was for.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:29 2

50. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


no mate no one was wondering what the ipad was as it wasn't the first tablet so wasnt anything new, its an enlarged iphone thats all. a tablet should be something made specially for the purpose not just the same product in different sizes.

and insecure, well your trying to defend the ipad so showing some insecurity arent you.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:18 1

72. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


So if you saying that its only changing size while calling it as NLARGE iPhone ?? So what bout others ? Samsung , what's so deferent on their products ? Making bigger screen even changing the phone to tablet , tablet to phone ??? LOL .. Note - is it a phone or tablet ?phone should be a phone - one handed friendly. Tablet it should be a tablet. So what's your point to calling it as iPhone ENLARGEMENT ? I'm not trying to defend any .. Just saw your comment and thought to tell this. That's all. Think mate .. What I'm asking u .. It's not apple own to me and androids own to u. We are customers of all ? What we have to do it choose what we need and buy it. No need to insult on any am I wrong ? Also we should know that if there was no iPhone in 2007 then here is no any android and this kinda developed devices . Like this kinda battle even .. With this battle we can have lots of high end smartphones ,, even digital cameras too behind on some smartphone cams? Isn't that ryt buddy ?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:29 1

80. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


samsung galaxy note 10.1 is much more focused and specialised then your oversized ipod touch. the nexus 7 is an excellent little tablet. and surface well they could be massive if marketed and priced right.

and telling me to think, i do that anyway and seen your comments before, apple defending to the point of ignorance.

you gotta stop giving apple credit for everything thats out today, you give apple credit for tablets and now android. even if the iphone weren't ever conceived android would have still appeared. one isnt dependant on the other.

what battle? you mean apple trying to stop competition by tieing there hands, thats not a battle thats running scared because they cant compete. a battle would be bringing new innovative products.

most of your comment is gibberish though so had to work out what the hell you meant

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:46

100. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


It's not my problem if u taking my words as gibberish !! I said what I felt .. And you people always insulting on apple . Isn't that cz of u know what is the best ???? I said only u buy what you want (like) and either me... Hence I won't care .. Good luck with your androids ..

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 09:18

101. darkkjedii (Posts: 12277; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Jshan that guy isn't worth the headache. Don't bother with him. He's an i****** person

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:15

105. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


shut up, you cant answer the comment and questions i put to you which shows your a useless troll

to sum up you think its only ok to insult if its aimed at those that dont use apple, you cheer apple trolls on like a sad cheerleader, your as arrogant as they come and mostly your just a whiny ifan who moans when called out for the BS you comment

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 19:46

110. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


.. I won't care any of ur mad comments , u are just being sarcastic on here .. I feel sorry for you. U know what in my country iPhone 5 (16gb) is going around 1241$.. And still it's going like nothing .. I won't buy it yet cz I cannot afford that much money and I'm hoping to use my current smartphone as long as I can. Cz I never haven't use a phone more than 7 or 8 month. Cz I went to phone by phone .. I gut ma leap to every new mobiles since I got my current phone. Yeah it is .. My current phone is iphone4 and its wow its doing lot for me. Now more than 2 years .. I'm not saying it is the best .. It's just my best .. Cz I'm trying to use it as long as I can. ( I'm looking for better android which I still didn't c ) I like Sony ones.. Htc ones ... U know what just don't bark on any company. Just stay with what u like and what u can buy ... Poor guy ..

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:13

104. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you can say what you feel and make sense you know, thats a concept lost on you apple trolls

the word best cant be used idiot, as nothing is the best for everything, another thing apple trolls cant get into there deluded little minds

and for the 100th time i dont use android so your little sad fantasy that android users are the only ones who dont ass kiss apple falls apart.

just gonna go comment on your groupie darkkjedi

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:42

52. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Let's all wish and pray for a TAB with Ubuntu on it ... this will end monopoly of everyone ... the biggest copyright troll (SCO UNIX) against LINUX is filing for Chapter 7 already so one bully bites the dust :)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:51

61. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Exact Bucky, I don't see y android users troll iOS articles like they do if they hate apple so much then just ignore the articles. And the iPad did put tablets on the map. No one was doing anything with tablets before the iPad. It launched the tablet craze, and is still the king oh the hill. Followed by kindle, nexus 7. The surface should b nice too.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:40

78. CellieCell (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


I don't care (with robotic voice) lol

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:23 2

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


so much for "the best size" not being around 7' giving to pressure much?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:25 2

26. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


that would be really funny if Apple didnt announce any IPod touch mini. mwahahaha

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:25 1

42. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6667; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Why should we guess when we all know its already just a GIANT IPOD

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 14:26

43. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Now if only Apple will step up their software

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 15:24 2

49. legend1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


not much of a breakthrough if u ask me

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 16:28

53. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


You know what the iPad mini looks like the galaxy tab 7.7...I wonder what marketing scam apple will use to make the iPad mini seem like the 1st of its kind and make it seem so wonderful lol... Btw if the price is right similar price as the nexus 7 then I may get one xoem xmas

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:16 2

55. tgtftw (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


A 7" screened product that will be overhyped, overpriced, and attract the same parents, grandparents, and other brainwashed individuals that buy Beats headphones.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:01

60. redmd (Posts: 900; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


it's really nothing new.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:02

64. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Great! It's coming!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:24

76. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Before The Ipad was introduced to the market everybody called a GIANT IPOD and gave it no chance of selling, 3 years later still dominate the tablet market by its own, now fandroids like usual bashing Apple but we will see Fandroids Apple continue to beating your expectations

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:21

94. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


actually no one said it wouldn't sell as with apple its the logo that gives it its selling point not the actual device itself. you act as if apple invented the tablet like it was the first of its kind...........it wasnt stop thinking apple started it all

second you aim your comment at android users why? its not just them who are bored with apple giving us deja vu with there ''new'' devices. the tablet market is just beginning. once people get bored with the ipad, once the trend has worn off people will more to the more functional devices that offer so much more then apple does

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:33

77. CellieCell (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


and here I was thinking it was an announcement for them being the leading electronic company in suits and going over sue revenues from year over year, & to discuss they're plans for 2013 for other companies too go after!...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:11

91. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i want to see it but it wont give the "WOW" thing!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:13

92. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


the size of this iPad mini is kinda similar to galaxy tab 7.7 which is nice.. not too small and not too big!

i think it will be a perfect tablet size for students! :)

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 20:42

111. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Let's see how much northward does market share move from it current 52% for Tablet market after this. Apple is waking up to market realities and good is gettin g over with Hangover :)

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 22:23

112. networkdood (Posts: 6297; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Good ole APPLE, also innovating behind the times....

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