iPad Mini rumored to launch in October

Apple has still not officially announced its plans to launch the next version of its iPhone smartphone, but the company is expected to hold a press event to reveal the product on September 12th, ahead of a possible launch on September 21st. There has been lots of talk that Apple would also reveal a new version of the iPad that would be smaller than the current 10-inch version at the same event.

Now AllThingsD.com reports, via info from what the article claims is several unnamed sources, that the device known in the media as the iPad Mini won't be announced at the iPhone 5 press event after all. Rather, Apple will reportedly hold a separate media conference for the smaller iPad sometime in October.

If true, it means that Apple will have not just one but two chances to gain a lot of media attention for its upcoming products this fall. Apple could also be trying to take some of the media attention away from Microsoft, which is expected to launch the Windows RT version of its previously announced Surface tablet on October 26th.

The iPad Mini is expected to have a screen size of seven inches, along with smaller bezels.

Source: AllThingsD.com | Image via 9to5Mac.com

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