Apple iPad Mini Announcement October 23? Wi-Fi Only?

The invites that were expected for the Apple iPad mini were expected on October 10, 2012, but never arrived. However All Things D is reporting this morning that Apple will hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to unveil the iPad mini.

Fortune had reported that Apple would send out iPad mini invitations on Oct. 10, hold its event on Oct. 17, and start selling the new device by Nov. 2. Wrong so far.

Now there is a rumor that the Apple iPad mini will not have a cellular radio version — only a Wi-Fi version to keep the price down.

Apple often release great product, but doesn’t go all out — probably a great marketing design so that people who have money to burn will by — in this case — the Wi-Fi model, even thought they would rather have a cellular-capable iPad mini. Then when the cellular-capable iPad mini comes out in three-to-six months, they hand down the Wi-Fi only model and buy the new cellular-capable version. That means more sales for Apple.



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