According to the latest information from AllThingsD, the Apple iPad Mini event will be held on October 23rd. We will have to see all the various elements that have been rumored to be featured on the iPad Mini will come to fruition, but if the past has told us anything rumors are pretty close to the truth nowadays with Apple’s secrecy at an all time low.

We for one are hoping for many things to be included in the feature list of the iPad Mini but the bigs ones are highlighted below:

  • 4G LTE
  • Obviously a Retina Display
  • Awesome Battery Life
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Carbon Fiber Body (a stretch but we can dream right?)
  • Price Point ~$199 Starting

One of the elements that we believe probably will not show up is the first bullet, 4G LTE capability. With the cost of the transmitter as well as the fact that carrier contracts would have to be setup, the price of the iPad Mini may be out of range of the latest in competitors like the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7.

Whatever the new design entails Apple will need to make quite the splash with this media event as the iPhone 5’s introduction has been less than steller. With the latest complaints being battery related issues, quality control issues with the latest aluminum design, as well as Foxconn strikes causing production delays, Apple has dug itself quite the hole this time around.

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