Apple are remaining tight-lipped over rumours that the new iPad Mini will be released in the next few weeks.
Technology website “AllThingsD” suggested that the new product, which is thought to feature a new A7 processor in a thinner, lighter design, and an improved camera, could be released on 22 October. If the launch follows the timing of the first iPad Mini, it is likely to go on sale on Friday 1 November.
However, maintaining the mystery surrounding the gadget, Apple in London have refused to issue a comment.
A spokesperson said: "We don't discuss future products, we have not disclosed anything," he said.
What is almost certain is that the device will run on the new iOS7 operating system launched in mid-September, which more than two thirds of Apple devices are now using.