lolzAs AllThingsD reported in August, Apple will hold a special event this month at which it will showcase a new, smaller iPad. People familiar with Apples plans tell us that the company will unveil the so-called iPad mini on October 23 at an invitation-only event.
Thats a Tuesday, not a Wednesday, so this is a bit of a break with recent tradition. It also happens to be just three days prior to the street date for Microsofts new Surface tablet.
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/category/apple-2-0/"Sources say the iPad's diminutive sibling will feature a 7.85-inch liquid-crystal display and a Lightning connector. It will also probably be thinner. And that's about it."
It won't be that cheap. Its still a Premium product and still made by AppleThis confirms the date. This guy has a 100% track record and agrees
Some more details, as expected:
Now I just wait for pricing. $199 or $249 for the base model would result in huge sales...
Huge sales for whom? Google, B&N and Amazon build and sell devices which make them no money up front. They are aggressively priced in order to get as many devices as possible in the hands of consumers, who in turn will then buy lots of content from each manufacturer, which is where these guys then will make their profit. That's their model, it is the exact opposite to Apple's model (Apple makes their profit upfront on the hardware).Now I just wait for pricing. $199 or $249 for the base model would result in huge sales...
I think it really depends on price.I'm really curious to know who on this forum would be interested in buying one. Perhaps someone could start a poll?