Rumor: Apple iPad Mini Coming in November?

The latest on the long-rumored iPad Mini suggests that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) could have a smaller version of its best-selling tablet out in stores by early November.

Fortune quotes an unnamed "major Apple investor" who says that invitations for a launch event will be sent out on Oct. 10. According to the magazine, this suggests an Oct. 17 event and a Nov. 2 launch.

Apple, of course, hasn't even commented on the existence of a version of its iPad outfitted with a seven-inch -- rather than 10-inch -- display and a smaller price tag. Apple has sold more than 84 million iPads since they first launched in 2010.

Our sister company, UBM TechInsights , suggested in September that a pint-sized iPad will ship without a 4G radio in order to keep unit costs around $199 to $250.

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— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:20:03 PM
re: Rumor: Apple iPad Mini Coming in November?

More competition around the $200 in the tablet market these days. Kindle Fire HD seems to be the one to beat.

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