AllThingsD is reporting that Apple will hold a special event this month, at which it will showcase a new, smaller iPad.
People familiar with Apple’s plans tell us that the company will unveil the so-called “iPad mini” on Oct. 23 at an invitation-only event.
That’s 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 Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.
The event is likely to be at Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium. The company has debuted a number of important products there in the past — OS X Lion, a next-generation MacBook Air and the iPhone 4S — so there’s plenty of precedent.
I’m really interested to see where Apple will go with the prices of the Mini. They may very well put out the fire on the Fire and Nexus… and just in time for holiday shoppers.