iPad Mini To Be Announced October 23rd, Says All Things D

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AllThingsD is reporting that "people familiar with Apple's plans" say that the iPad Mini will be unveiled at an event to be held on October 23rd.

It's tough to say how accurate the rumor is: it's a Tuesday, not a Wednesday, so it would break with tradition, but it could be timed to steal the thunder of the Microsoft Surface (which officially launches just three days later). And AllThingsD has a sparkling track record with these things, so we feel confident backing this one. We still, though, don't know where the event might be held.

For full details about what we're expecting from the new iPad Mini, read our full rumor round-up. [AllThingsD]