iphone-5-ipad-mini-ipad-backA new report suggests that production of the iPad mini has already started at a Foxconn factory in Brazil. Now that the month of the iPhone 5 is behind us, rumors of Apple’s fabled iPad mini are getting louder.

The latest rumble claims we could see CEO Tim Cook once again take the stage on Oct. 17, with invitations going out next Wednesday. Additionally, sources are hearing that the smaller device won’t include a backside mic, but that claim has yet to be verified. Let’s hope Apple doesn’t make too many other sacrifices to keep the price competitive with devices such as the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.

[via 9to5Mac]