The invitations are out and now the real waiting begins. When Tim Cook takes the stage at next week’s special Apple event, most expect the first item on the agenda to be the official launch of what most are calling the “iPad Mini.” Of course, only Apple knows for sure what the compact tablet will actually be called. Until then, we can only guess – and guess we will.

We’d like to know what you think Apple will name their smaller tablet.

Here are some guesses from some of us here at AppAdvice to get the conversation started:

  • iPad jr.
  • iPad nano
  • iPad slate
  • iPod XL
Could the IP Ad Mini dog be getting a new owner?

Could the IP Ad Mini dog be getting a new owner?

Oh, and just so our readers know. The ipadmini.com domain is not (yet) owned by Apple. Instead, it represents Paris-based IP Ad Mini. We wonder, however, if that is about to change?

As a reminder, Apple’s Oct. 23 event will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose, Calif. beginning at 1 p.m. EDT. We’ll be there to provide live coverage!

Okay, the ball is now in your court. On Oct. 23, Tim Cook will announce the …