To steal one of the comments from Macrumors where this story is from, this is a rumored announcement date for a still rumored product so take this with a grain of salt. A source says iPad Mini announcement invites will be sent out on October 10.
“According to our source, who asked not be named, there appears to be some truth to the widespread rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad — often called the iPad mini or iPad air and usually described as having a 7.85-inch screen.
What our source adds is the specificity of a date: The press, he says, can expect invitations to go out on Oct. 10.”
To echo Macrumors’ statement, Apple’s keynotes usually take place a week after the invites are sent out. This puts us at October 17 with a release date on October 24? What do you think guys? Yay or nay?