Folks, the iPad Mini could be announced on Oct. 17. According to Fortune, Apple will soon send out invitations for their second fall event following the launch of the iPhone 5 last month.

According to one of Fortune’s contacts, “multiple sources” have indicated that press invitations for the iPad Mini even are set to arrive on Oct. 10:

If the rumor is true, and if Apple follows its usual scheduling protocol, that would suggest a special event to unveil the product on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with a launch day of Friday Nov. 2 — plenty of time to capture holiday sales.

Apple has not commented on the rumor, which is not surprising given that the company has never uttered a word  in public — one way or the other — about its future tablet product plans.

We’ve heard much in recent months about the so-called 7-inch iPad Mini. Hopefully, we’ll be hearing a whole lot more very soon. As per usual, we’ll keep you updated.

Source: Fortune

Photo: iPad Mini concept, as published by Pocket-lint