Updated from 9:47 a.m. EST to provide additional comments regarding prospects for Apple's stock in the tenth and twelfth paragraphs.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If you needed anymore proof that an iPad Mini exists, you're about to get it.
Apple (AAPL) is reportedly getting ready to announce its iPad Mini soon. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple's Asian suppliers have started production on the 7.85-inch tablet, which is rumored to be announced later this month. Apple may send out invitations as soon as Oct. 10 for the event, with the actual announcement coming Oct. 17.
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