The wait to get a so-called “iPad Mini” won’t be a long one. Apple’s compact tablet could arrive in stores in the U.K. and U.S. as early as Friday, Nov. 2. Preorders would likely start one week prior, according to Geeky-Gadgets.

Assuming this report is correct, the number of days between launch and release would be 10. The iPhone 5 and new iPad both launched nine days following their announcements.

The iPad Mini Launch: AppAdvice

The iPad Mini Launch: AppAdvice Has It Covered

Geeky-Gadget’s primary source correctly predicted that the iPhone 5 would be released on Sept. 21. The claim was made six days before Apple made the date official.

On Oct. 23, Apple is expected to unveil a 7.85-inch tablet along with a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display. The event, which will be held at San Jose’s historic California Theatre, will begin at 1 p.m. EDT. Apple sent out invitations earlier this week that included the words, “We’ve got a little more to show you.”

AppAdvice will be in San Jose and carry the event live. Hope to see you there!

For more information on the iPad Mini, see It’s Official: Apple Announces What Will Likely Be The ‘iPad Mini’ Launch Event,  What Do You Want The ‘iPad Mini’ To Be Called?, and Apple Planning To Release 12 Different ‘iPad Mini’ Models In Two Colors.