Apple poised to launch 'iPad Mini'
SAN JOSE (AFP) - Anticipation built on Tuesday as Apple prepared to unwrap its "iPad Mini," launching a foray into the crowded market of smaller tablet computers dominated by Amazon, Google, and Samsung.
As is its style, Apple remained mute regarding its exact plans but took the unusual step of saying it would livestream the event, from 1700 GMT (1 am Singapore time) in San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley - albeit only on its own products.
Invitations to the first major product launch since the death of Apple's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs last year bore only time and location details along with the message: "We've got a little more to show you."
Mr Tim Cook took over from co-founder Steve Jobs just before his death.