Now that the day Apple is going to announce its smaller tablet is known, industry watchers are pointing out when the the iPad Mini will likely hit store shelves.
Yesterday, Apple invited members of the press to an event scheduled for Oct. 23. This is widely expected to be the debut of the company’s first 8-inch tablet.
If so, then the launch of this device will quite likely be on Nov. 2 — the company has a habit of introducing its products on the Friday of the week following their announcement.
Apple will almost certainly start taking pre-orders for the iPad Mini sometime between its unveiling and its launch.
More about the iPad Mini
According to a series of unconfirmed reports that have came out over the last few months, Apple’s miniature tablet will have a 7.85 inch touchscreen — smaller than the 9.8-inch one on the company’s previous models. It will allegedly have a 1024 x 768 resolution, the same as the first- and second-generation iPads.
Naturally, the iPad Mini will debut running Apple iOS 6, giving it Siri support. It will reportedly have both front and rear-facing cameras and dual stereo speakers.