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

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


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  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh

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112 Comments

1. No_Nonsense unregistered

iPod XXL?

3. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Ipod touch 7.85"

39. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

iPod Touch XL.

40. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

XL is the new ipad so this is iPod L.

44. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

58. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

GIANT IPOD TOUCH

27. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

No. My guess - Law suits. LOL

51. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 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?

70. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

79. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 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...!!!

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

87. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

86. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

75. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 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...

2. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

4. kznjbee

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

109. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

AND SOON they will patent a 7" SIZE SCREEN

6. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Its to get people to overpay for stuff.

59. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

forget to mention their expensive 29$ docking adaptor

7. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Apple is getting so tiresome as a brand...

73. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oooooookayyyyyyyyy

8. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

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

71. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol sweet.

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

14. Seymur unregistered

but with Lightning

28. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

68. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 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 ??

13. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

MINI ME

19. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 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!

48. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

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