The iPad mini hype train is rolling full-steam ahead, as AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski reports this morning that Apple will unveil the new, smaller tablet on October 23rd. Previous rumours had originally pegged the event for October 17th, with press expecting invites to go out earlier this week. The invites, however, never arrived – a classic case of rumour gone wild.
This latest rumour seems to have a bit more weight behind it. AllThingsD has a pretty good track record when it comes to Apple event dates, and The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple has already given the October 23rd date his customary “Yep” seal of approval.
Paczkowski speculates that the event will be held at Apple’s Town Hall auditorium at 1 Infinite Loop. A smaller, more intimate event makes sense in this case, given that Apple held a major Fall media event just a few weeks ago, and the iPad mini is expected to be simply a smaller version of the existing iPad.
If you’ve been holding out for a smaller tablet from Apple, you can go ahead and circle October 23rd on your calendar!