Rumors Continue to Point to November 2 Launch Date for 'iPad Mini'

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Earlier this week, we pointed to a couple of claims suggesting that Apple is planning to launch the "iPad mini" on Friday, November 2, also making the case that the date is the most reasonable one given Apple's past history and the media event scheduled for October 23.

Reports are continuing to pile on that November 2 date today, with TechCrunch reporting that it has received information from its own sources pointing to the same date.
November 2 is the ship date we've heard today from a source close to Apple's supply chain, echoing an earlier report by Geeky Gadgets that that's the day the iPad mini will go on sale. [...]

Our own source has also previously proven reliable with unreleased Apple info.
German site iFun.de is also weighing in with its own report claiming that Apple has informed a major shipping logistics partner that it should be preparing for a significant boost leading up to that date.

Article Link: Rumors Continue to Point to November 2 Launch Date for 'iPad Mini'
 

the8thark

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I must agree there has been a lot of rumours saying this date. And we will find out on the keynote day if this ends up to be true or not.
 

314631

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I can't wait to see these revolutionary new products next week. I've just booked the day off work to monitor events and get my orders in. :D
 
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knemonic

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Wait, wait, wait, so let me get this straight. You're saying it is going to ship Nov 2nd? :rolleyes:
 

smithrh

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iPad mini = The beginning of another John Sculley era ?
Hopefully not!

I suspect Apple's thinking is along the lines of - "we will not lose marketshare for this market we started."

Apple started the "PC" market, then lost it to IBM and Microsoft. If adding a smaller iPad is something that will help them keep marketshare, then I think they're going to do it pragmatically.

Agree that I have no excitement for this product either - at least not yet.
 

Hakone

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Retina? $299 for 16GB model? If so, SOLD! If not, SOLD anyway!

Caption for the picture: "Hey cutie, what's 8 inches of magic that fits well in your hands? /SLAP/ Hey, I wanted to show you my iPad mini!!!"
 

IJ Reilly

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So, what if it turns out to be called something other than iPad mini? Wasn't it just a couple of years ago when everybody seemed so certain that the iPad was going to be called the iSlate?
 

spiderman0616

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iPad mini = The beginning of another John Sculley era ?
You can't possibly be serious. The market is clamoring for a cheaper, smaller iPad and it will be a huge success. Sculley was releasing stuff that sucked and nobody wanted.
 

D.T.

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I suspect Apple's thinking is along the lines of - "we will not lose marketshare for this market we started."

Apple started the "PC" market, then lost it to IBM and Microsoft. If adding a smaller iPad is something that will help them keep marketshare, then I think they're going to do it pragmatically.
Exactly. Maybe a little less margin, but to make someone an Apple customer and potentially create revenue through iTunes, accessories, other Apple products seems well worth it.

Retina? $299 for 16GB model? If so, SOLD! If not, SOLD anyway!
:D
 
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