Earlier today we wrote that Foxconn in Brazil has begun production on the forthcoming “iPad mini”. Now a report from Philip Elmer-DeWitt noted that Apple could be sending out invitations to the launch event for the iPad mini on October 10. Philip did say that it is a “rumor we have no reason to believe”, but the source is an major Apple investor.
According to our source, who asked not be named, there appears to be some truth to the widespread rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad — often called the iPad mini or iPad air and usually described as having a 7.85-inch screen.
What our source adds is the specificity of a date: The press, he says, can expect invitations to go out on Oct. 10.
Note that they are talking about the “invitations” only, not the media event itself. If this is true, the event would most likely be held in the middle of the following week.