That’s not the case. It has now been revealed that the iPad mini will actually be unveiled on October 23rd at an invitation-only event, days before Microsoft announces its Surface tablet.
That is some smart thinking and good timing from Apple, and it’s quite possible that the unveiling will keep the press busy enough to overshadow Microsoft’s big tablet moment.
The iPad mini is said to be a 7.85-inch tablet featuring Apple’s new Lightning connector and likely a very thin chassis. We’ve already seen countless pictures of mockups, so you have a good idea of what it’s likely to look like.
Chances are the iPad mini will be shown at a smaller event at Apple’s Town Hall auditorium. Apple is said to have ordered 10 million iPad minis for this Holiday quarter.