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Apple to show off iPad mini, 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display at 23 October event?

Apple has sent out invitations for a 23 October press event that will likely include the launch of the iPad mini.

"We've got a little more to show you," reads the invite, which also features the top of the Apple logo in white atop a multi-colored background.

The event will kick off at 10:00 PDT (18:00 BST) at the California Center in San Jose.

Rumours about an iPad mini have been making the rounds for months - even before the launch of the new iPad. But Apple unveiled its Retina display iPad by itself earlier this year, and its smaller counterpart will apparently get the same treatment next week.

An August report from Digitimes claimed that the iPad's smaller sibling would land at around 7.85in, with a thinner screen frame and bigger display, as well as resolution similar to the iPad 2. Newer reports suggest that the iPad mini will only include Wi-Fi connectivity, and that Apple has ordered 10 million of the new gadgets.

Another report, meanwhile, said Apple will unveil a 13in version of the MacBook Pro with Retina display next week.

Earlier this month, there were reports that Apple would hold its iPad mini event on 17 October after sending out invites on 10 October, but last week passed without an announcement. All Things D then correctly reported that Cupertino would hold its event on 23 October.