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Here Comes the iPad Mini: Apple Announces October 23 Special Event

Apple on Tuesday announced the invitation-only event at which it is expected to debut the so-called iPad mini, just as AllThingsD said last week that it would. The text of the invitation is simple enough that even the least talented of Apple kremlinologists can figure it out — “We’ve got a little more to show you.”

Sound like a smaller iPad to you? Does to me. Sources tell AllThingsD we can also probably expect a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and perhaps event a new Mac Mini.

The gathering is to be held at the California Theatre in San Jose, a location not entirely new to Apple, but one that the company hasn’t used in quite some time.

The venue was home to a couple milestone product launches, including the 2005 debut of the first video-capable iPod as well as the launch a year earlier of the first iPod that could display photos. Several U2 band members played at the Apple event to coincide with the launch of a U2 edition of the portable music player.

AllThingsD’s Ina Fried contributed to this report.

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