Has the launch of Apple’s iPad Mini finally been confirmed? We don’t know if it’s just another one in the league of rumors that have been circling around the launch of Apple’s devices. But as per a new report, Apple is in plans to release a smaller version of its iPad, called “iPad Mini”, which will offer direct competition to the Kindle Fire and Barns & Noble Nook.

For those waiting can now get their hands onto the smaller iPad this October.

A report from All Things Digital has suggested that iPad Mini will hit the shelves in Oct., followed by the launch of iPhone 5 in September.

With a display of less than eight inches, confirmed news is that the device will be called the “iPad mini”.

With both iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, Apple surely doesn’t want to throw two bombs at the same time and therefore the company opted for two different dates and months.

Apple is expected to release the launch of the latest and third generation iPhone on Sept. 12. iPad Mini is predicted to cost around $249 to $299.

Maybe this news does mark the end of debates regarding the launch of next iPad.

So what are we waiting for more? iPhone 5 or iPad Mini…