The media launch event for the highly anticipated iPad mini will apparently be taking place on Tuesday, October 23 2012 and will likely be held on Apple’s campus in an auditorium (via AllThingsD). Previous rumors stemming from major Apple investors had suggested that company would be invitations for a media event due to be held on October 17. It was expected that the invitations would be issued on October 10, but when that date came and went without the appearance of invitations, all eyes turned to the following week. While Apple tends to hold media events on Wednesdays, this event is reportedly taking place on a Tuesday.
No word has yet emerged on when pre-orders for the device would start to take place or indeed when it would be eventually released to the public. The location of the event is still a mystery but it’s worth noting that the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a popular Apple media event location, also has a free schedule on that day. Given the source of the information, however, this is the most reliable report thus far regarding the date of the event.
Beyond the iPad mini, Apple could potentially unleash the new version of iTunes, iTunes 11, at the same event, together with upgraded iMac models and possibly even a 13 inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, although no mention of these have been made.