Why? Because it is too late for an event next week. The invites for an event taking place next week would have to be sent out this week.
The wait for the iPad mini goes on. In recent days a rumor made its rounds saying that Apple would announce the iPad mini next week. As AllThingsD noted, there have not been invites from Apple this week. The next best guess is that Apple will unveil the iPad mini the week after. AllThingsD's source tells that Apple has chosen Tuesday October 23 for the Apple mini announcement. Now we just have to look out for media invites next week to confirm this.
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This is pretty close to the Windows 8 launch on October 26. The event will likely take place at the Apple Campus and not in the city.
The iPad mini could be really exciting. Recent rumors point to a new design and of course the big question is the iPad mini Price.