Apple may be planning to launch the iPad mini on November 2nd with pre-orders beginning on October 26. As announced yesterday, Apple has an event scheduled for October 23rd.
This is all a rumor for now, but it’s in line with Apple’s usual way of doing things. Lately, the company has a product announcement sometime mid-week, and pre-orders begin a few days later. By the Friday of the following week, they usually release the product.
You can catch up to some of the iPad mini rumors here.