Rumored Apple iPad Mini may be Wi-Fi only, report says

Rumors that Apple will launch a smaller tablet computer, dubbed the iPad Mini, are at fever pitch. The latest  report being that the device will be Wi-Fi only.

According to The Guardian, multiple sources have said that the announcement of the iPad Mini is "imminent," but it will only come in a Wi-Fi version.

Apple is widely expected to announce an iPad Mini in October. Earlier this month, Fortune reported that Apple will send an invitation out on Oct. 10 for an Oct. 17 event, where the tech giant will announce the device. Those rumors align with a report in August by AllThingsD saying that Apple is planning to hold an event in October.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Apple has placed an order for 10 million units of the iPad Mini to component suppliers in Asia. The Journal also said that production has already started on the device.

Several alleged prototypes of the iPad Mini have circulated around the Internet, including a recent set of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram by 9to5Mac researcher Sonny Dickson.

It's not clear if the photos are truly "leaked" or fan-created prototypes of the device. In the pictures, the iPad Mini has Lightening dock connector, which debuted on the iPhone 5, but will likely be included in Apple's mobile devices moving forward. Dickson posted most of the photos without a descriptive caption.

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