Everyone knew that Apple would be announcing the iPad mini today, but it was the real computer side of things that was most exciting. Specifically, the insanely thin new iMac, which suddenly makes any other desktop computer look like some 1970s monster box.
Let the Apple anticipation begin— the company announced today that they’ll be holding a press event on October 23rd to announce the iPad mini. The new iPad is expected to come in at a size and price that puts the tablet in direct competition with the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7. Oh, and Microsoft will be launching the ever living motherfucker out of Windows 8 and Windows 8 tablets just a few days later, so that probably has something to do with the timing.
Now that the iPhone 5 has come out, the Apple rumor mill is surprisingly silent since there had been earlier reports that Apple would be introducing an iPad mini sometime in October. This fake mock-up of an iPad mini is so far the only leak that’s made it out, so an iPad that would compete head-to-head in price and size with the Kindle Fire is still just a rumor.