The iPad Mini, expected to be announced at an Oct. 23 event, will go on sale on Nov. 2, a...

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The iPad Mini, expected to be announced at an Oct. 23 event, will go on sale on Nov. 2, a "source close to Apple's supply chain" tells TechCrunch. Early calendar Q4 estimates for Mini sales are generally in the 5M-6M range, with a modest amount of regular iPad cannibalization expected. Top Apple (AAPL) fan John Gruber, who has some sources within Apple (but doesn't cite them here), predicts the Mini will be cheaper than the latest iPod Touch, which starts at $299.