Well, Apple has made it official.
It will host a media event Oct. 23 and if you believe all the reports, the company is going to introduce a new 7.85-inch version of the iPad.
The name we’ve seen most associated with this is iPad Mini, though some pundits like to call it iPad Air, as Apple has designed lighter laptops and called them Airs.
This “event” will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose, California and starts at 1 p.m. eastern time. Apple’s invitation, seen above, reads simply “We’ve got a little more to show you.” Apple held an event last month to introduce its new iPhone 5 and iPod family.
In addition to a smaller iPad, Apple is expected to focus on its iBooks app where users can get magazines and newspapers and books on its portable devices. In addition, some rumors have Apple introducing a new full size iPad model, which would break the short, but yearly cycle we’ve seen with the iPad being introduced early in the year.
Apple is also said, according to reports, to be introducing a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with its ultra clear Retina Display now on some larger MacBooks, the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 as well as the latest iPad, the third generation model.