Well the release of iPad mini has moved from just rumors to the actual event date quite quickly. Yes, iPad mini is likely to be released on the 23rd Oct of this year.
Remember it is only a month when Apple released iPhone 5, which proved to be a smart seller smartphone right from the beginning. The release of iPhone 5 was followed by some other releases like LG optimus, HTC Windows 8X, and Motorola Droid. Similarly the release of iPad mini comes just before the release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Surface Tablet. Microsoft is releasing Windows 8 and Surface Tablet on the 26th of the same month and also Apple is likely to announce its fiscal quarter four earnings on 25th of October.
The report revealed by AllThingsD said the event is likely to be held in the Town Hall auditorium at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. An Apple spokesman did not immediately respond for comment he said, ” Speculation has been swirling for months that Apple was planning a smaller, less expensive version of its popular iPad to take on cheaper competing devices.”