Apple Schedules Likely iPad Mini Introduction for Oct. 23

Apple Invitation - H 2012

Apple Invitation - H 2012

The company is expected to introduce a junior-size version of its flagship tablet, along with new Macbooks and iMacs at a coming press event.

Apple issued invitations for an Oct. 23 press event 

The invitations say, "We've got a little more to show you" and invite journalists to a 10 a.m. event in San Jose.

Though Apple has been quiet on details, many observers expect it to release a small-sized version of its hit iPad tablet.

Other rumors point to updated versions of its iMac desktop computer and 13-inch Macbook with a retina screen.

Leaked photos of parts on Apple-watching websites point to a 7.85-inch device (about the size of Amazon Kindle Fire or a Google Nexus 7). 

It is unknown in what features Apple will offer or how it will price the new device. 

The low-end Kindle Fire HD features 8GB of storage in a wifi-only machine for $199.

Apple just introduced a new version of its iPod Touch device, which features the same 4-inch screen as the iPhone 5 for $299 for the base model with 32GB of storage.