Scheduled to start at 10:00 am PT, the event will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose. A smaller 7.85-inch iPad has been rumoured for months now and it is expected that Cupertino is launching iPad with a smaller form factor to compete with Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

Though the iPad mini hasn’t been officially released, this hasn’t stopped vendors from displaying accessories like the screen protector for the tablet on their websites. With mass production reportedly underway at the start of this month, Apple would have stocked up on quite a few units to match with the avalanche of orders it might receive.

We will bring in the important things that happen during the launch event so stay tuned.