According to a very sketchy report from Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Apple 2.0, Apple could be sending out invitations to the launch event for the iPad mini on October 10. DeWitt notes that it's a "rumor we have no reason to believe" except that it came from a major Apple investor. Given Apple's history, invitations going out on October 10 would suggest that the event would be held in the middle of the following week. Mockup of 7.85-inch "iPad mini" (courtesy of CiccareseDesign)It was reported in August by The Loop's Jim Dalrymple and AllThingsD that Apple was planning an iPad mini introduction for October. Article Link: Apple's iPad Mini Media Event Invitations Going Out October 10?