There would be long queues outside Apple Stores during the weekend after Halloween if 9to5Mac's sources are correct. While Apple has confirmed an October 23rd media event, it hasn't provided a release date and other details about the iPad mini. But 9to5Mac's Twitter account stated, "We’ve heard whispers of Nov. 2 iPad Mini release date but nothing confirmed. Date makes sense (Friday) and we know stock is ramping." The iPad mini is expected to have a 7.85-inch display, a brushed aluminum backside, a lower resolution than the 9.7-inch iPad 3's highly touted 2048 x 1536 Retina resolution display, and a price tag below the $499 entry-level iPad 3.
What Else You Need To Know
- Apple's text for the October 23rd event was scarce of details, only saying: “We’ve got a little more to show you."
A November 2 release date makes sense as Apple tends to release its devices on Fridays. Apple also typically waits 10 days after a launch to release a device, which would put the release on November 1.- Shawn Ingram , GottaBeMobile
Based on previous iPad launches, we may be able to preorder the smaller device immediately following the announcement, or not get to preorder at all.- Lori, Pad Gadget
- 2 Million 7.85-inch ‘iPad Mini’ Backlight Units Expected To Ship In October [DigiTimes]
- iPad mini said to go on sale November 2nd
iPad Mini Release Date Tipped for November 2
A November 2 release date makes sense as Apple tends to release its devices on Fridays. Apple also typically waits 10 days after a launch to release a device, which would put the release on November 1.
iPad Mini Expected to Hit Store Shelves on November 2
The third-generation iPad followed a similar timeline, as did the iPhone 5. However, Apple doesn’t exactly follow a precise guideline when it comes to the iPad.
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