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A fan records on their iPad as South Korean rapper Psy, performs live on Channel 7's 'Sunrise' at Martin Place on October 17, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

From Madame Noire BusinessBased on the invitations that have been sent out, it looks like Apple’s going to be making a big announcement next Tuesday, October 23 at 1 p.m. PT. Rumor has it that the iPad Mini will be introduced at the San Jose, CA event, which will not only be smaller than the iPad that’s currently on the market, but will also boast a price tag that’s lower than the $500 for an Apple tablet.

Of course, folks can’t wait until it’s confirmed at the event, so there are already suspicions over leaked photos, dimensions, colors, etc, etc, etc.  People will sit on a cold, dirty sidewalk for a week to buy one of these things, but can’t wait a couple of days to find out what it is they plan to spend their money on.

There are also rumors that a new 13-inch MacBook will be introduced and an iTunes upgrade. We’ll have more on the 23rd.

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