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California Theatre Decorated for Apple’s Media Event

Last week, Apple sent out invites for a media event scheduled for next Tuesday, October 23. This time, the event will held at the California Theatre in San Jose, CA. Apple has already decorated the theatre for the upcoming event. We have some pictures below:

The media event on October 23rd will begin at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern. Apple is expected to reveal the iPad mini at this event. In addition, Apple is also said to be revealing a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro at the event. Rumors have also suggested that Apple will reveal new iMac and Mac Mini models.

Apple Announces Media Event for Oct. 23

The Loop reports that Apple has just sent out invitations for a media event scheduled for next Tuesday, October 23. This time, the event will held at the California Theatre in San Jose. Apple’s media event on October 23rd will begin at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern and the tagline on the invitation reads “We’ve got a little more to show you.”

Apple is expected to reveal the iPad mini at this event. In addition, Apple is also said to be revealing a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro at the event. Rumors have also suggested that Apple will reveal new iMac and Mac Mini models.

 

13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October

Last week, it was reported that the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is reportedly still on track for a 4Q 2012 launch. Today, 9to5Mac reports that Apple will reveal the rumored 13″ Retina MacBook Pro alongside the iPad Mini later this month. 9to5Mac usually gets this information from early part numbers, suggesting that two higher priced configurations have already shown up in Apple’s systems.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be sold in two configurations, with differing processors and storage, and will be available for purchase soon after introduction. Like with the 15-inch MacBook Pro lines, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will be sold (at a higher price) in addition to the current non-Retina display model.

Earlier this year, Apple introduced the 15″ Retina MacBook Pro in June, but still kept the existing 15″ MacBook Pro as well. The recent report states that Apple will be continuing the same pattern by providing two 13″ MacBook Pros — one with a Retina display and one without. Apple is expected to the reveal the iPad mini on October 23rd.

Apple May Unveil iPad Mini on October 23

Apple will probably unveil the iPad Mini, a budget version of the iPad, aimed at boosting its market share, on October 23.

It was expected to send out invites to a special iPad Mini event on October 10, but that has obviously not happened. However, rumors suggest that Apple will still be holding an event on October 23, so that the iPad is available before the holiday season.

While Apple may not have as fat a margin on the iPad Mini as it does on the iPad, it’s targeting another segment of the potential tablet market with it, so that there is minimum cannibalization.

WSJ recently reported that Apple had begun mass production of the iPad Mini, and that it was building close to 10 million units for Q4 2012 in the initial run.

With the iPad Mini, Apple will target the low end segment of the tablet market which is currently dominated by Android tablets. If Apple does play this game well, it will completely dominate the tablet market in a year.

The next quarter is going to be very exciting for Apple, given that the iPhone 5 sales will be reflected in its financials, and we might even see the impact of the iPad Mini.

via AllThingsD

WSJ: Apple orders over 10M ‘iPad minis’ for Q4

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple had begun mass production of the iPad mini. The report also cited two sources which supposedly confirmed that the iPad mini will use a 7.85″ screen with a lower screen resolution than the 3rd Generation iPad. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s component suppliers in Asia have received orders to build more than 10 million of the so-called “iPad mini”  for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Some component suppliers to Apple in Asia say they have received orders to make more than 10 million units of the smaller tablets in the fourth quarter. That is roughly double the order that were placed for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets in the same quarter, these suppliers say.

The figure indicates that Apple believes demand for the product will be strong, despite stiff competition in the market.

It was also reported last week that Apple will send out media invitations for the iPad mini on October 10th. Given’s Apple history and if the invites are indeed sent out on October 10th, it would suggest that the event would be held in the middle of the following week.

 

Wall Street Journal: Apple Has Begun Mass Production of the iPad Mini

Last month, it was reported that instead of Apple revealing the iPad mini at the same time of the iPhone 5, the company would announce it during a separate event. Earlier this week, a new rumor suggested that Apple will send out media event invitations on October 10th. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has started mass production of the iPad mini.

Apple Inc.’s Asian component suppliers have started mass production of a new tablet computer smaller than the current iPad, people with knowledge of the situation said, as the Silicon Valley company tries to stay competitive against rivals such as Google Inc. GOOG -0.63% and Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.56% that are offering smaller, less-expensive alternatives to the iPad.

The report cites two sources which supposedly confirm that the iPad mini will use a 7.85″ screen with a lower screen resolution than the 3rd Generation iPad.  Both LG Display Co. and AU Optronics Corp. are said to be building screens for the new device. In the past, the iPad mini has been rumored to have a 1024×768 pixel display.

Anyway, regardless of what the iPad mini has to offer, it will sell really well in the market Apple is targeting.

Apple’s iPad Mini Media Event Invitations to Be Sent out October 10?

Last month, it was reported that instead of Apple revealing the iPad mini at the same time of the iPhone 5, the company would announce it during a separate event. Now, a very sketchy report from Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Apple 2.0, suggests that Apple might send out invitations for the iPad mini event on October 10. DeWitt says that it’s a “rumor we have no reason to believe” except that it came from a major Apple investor.

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.

Given’s Apple history and if the invites are indeed sent out on October 10th, it would suggest that the event would be held in the middle of the following week.

Apple Trades Near $660 as Speculated iPad Mini & iPhone 5 Launch Nears

Apple’s stock has been rising steadily over the last couple of weeks ever since rumors of the iPad Mini started increasing in frequency. Apple is expected to launch the next iPhone — the iPhone 5 — and a cheaper version of the iPad – the iPad Mini — at an event on September 12. As the date gets closer, we expect Apple’s stock to continue at all-time high levels.

The iPhone 4S had excellent sales despite being only a marginal improvement over the iPhone 4. Compared to that, the iPhone 5 is expected to be a major upgrade.

Apple may also unveil a new iPod, as well as the Apple TV. If that does happen, Q4 2012 could end up being Apple’s biggest quarter yet with sales driven by 4 major product lines.

Apple currently has a market cap of around $615 billion, with its stock trading at nearly $660. Its P/E multiple is around 15 right now. However, given the kind of growth it has shown in the last couple of quarters, its PEG ratio would actually imply that it is undervalued, assuming it can maintain its recent growth rate. If it does launch these new products, I find it hard to argue that it wouldn’t.

via Apple – Google Finance

Catch up iPhone 5, iPad Mini Event Online

Apple will reportedly be launching iPhone 5 and iPad Mini on September 12. The event is really important for Apple since they have not released a major update to the iPhone 4 and have yet to enter the 7″ tablet market where Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire are currently going strong.

Last year, Apple had revealed the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. However, both these devices did not see major changes from their predecessor versions. With the release of Samsung Galaxy S III, the mobile market has really taken off and Apple definitely needs to pull off some magic with their next device.

Rumor also suggests that Apple may also launch a 7″ version of the iPad. However, this device may actually eat into Apple’s own profit and compete more with the iPod Touch than other devices. However, Apple has always managed to pull out surprises, so the September 12 event for the rumored launch of iPhone 5 and iPad Mini will definitely be very interesting.

While live videos of the events are not usually available, you can always watch the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini event live at Apple later on at http://www.apple.com/apple-events/.

You can also follow the live updates from the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini event at Engadget Live or The Verge. Mac Rumors will also cover the press conference live and you can view the updates at http://www.macrumorslive.com/. In addition to that GDGT also cover the event at http://live.gdgt.com/.

Audio streams for the iPhone 4 press conference will be available at http://live.twit.tv/, you can also follow the updates on Twitter by following @macrumorslive.

We will update this post when more streams for the event are available online.

Rumor: Apple to Unveil iPhone 5 and iPad Mini on September 12

Apple is expected to launch the next version of the iPhone — the iPhone 5 — in October, exactly a year after it launched the iPhone 4S.

Another much anticipated launch is that of the rumored iPad Mini, which Apple will supposedly release to “not leave a price umbrella” and prevent competitors to swoop in on the budget segment of the tablet market.

We have seen a ton of rumors and speculation about the iPad Mini, as well as varying theories about whether or not Apple will actually launch such a product, when its past product history indicates that it probably wouldn’t.

Anyway, today, we have yet another rumor related to the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini. According to iMore, Apple is planning to unveil the “new iPhone”, which is what it’ll probably be called (in line with the new iPad), and the iPad Mini at a special event on September 12.

The iPhone 5 will be launched almost a week later on September 21, and the iPad Mini may soon follow.

While the new iPhone will supposedly have a larger 4 inch display, the iPad Mini will have a smaller 7 to 8 inch display, and will be priced around $299, to stop the proliferation of budget Android tablets like the recently launched Nexus 7, and completely dominate the tablet space, not only in terms of profits, but also in terms of market share.

Apple may also refresh the iPod range, and launch iOS 6 around the same time frame.

Let’s wait and watch! It’s just six more weeks.