The myriad of leaks over the past few months regarding the iPad mini finally proved to be true, today, as Apple unveiled the smaller tablet to press attendees at the California Theatre in San Jose, Ca.
The event was also streamed to owners of the Apple TV, as well as Mac and iOS users through Safari. Much of what Apple showed off today was expected, though there was one surprise.
But first, let’s cover the
big small one.
Last Tuesday, Apple sent out email invitations for a special event in San Jose on October 23. Those invitations, which simply read, “We’ve got a little more to show you,” added more fuel to the fire of the iPad mini rumors that have become more and more believable since John Gruber mentioned a potential new screen size back in April. Since then, stories from The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other publications have lent credence to the device’s existence, and leaked photos of the alleged tablet let people see what an iPad mini might actually look like.
And now, the event. In many minds, the invitation’s text — the “little” in “a little more” — all but confirms that the iPad mini is real, and will be unveiled tomorrow at Apple’s event. And, while the iPad mini would certainly be a big deal in terms of new product releases, we can’t help but feel that’s not all that Apple has up its sleeve. The rumor mills have produced whispers of other product updates and refreshes, and we’re going to cover those here, too.