BGR reports today on a new rumour that says that the iPad mini will go on sale on November 2. This follows on from yesterday’s news that Apple has sent out press invites for a special event on October 23, which is widely thought to be for the launch of the iPad mini. BGR says that the November 2 release date rumour comes from 9to5’s Twitter page, although 9to5 Mac also points out in its tweet that it has only “heard whispers” and nothing more concrete than that.
Meanwhile, in a separate story on AppleInsider, analyst Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray says that he thinks the iPad mini will have a cannibalisation rate of 20%, with every five iPad minis sold replacing one regular-sized iPad. Munster says that Apple could sell at least 5 million iPad minis in December, cannibalising 1 million full-sized iPads that would have been bought in the holiday period.
Source: iPad Mini Release Date Rumor: November 2nd Launch
Every five 'iPad mini' sales projected to cannibalize one full-size iPad