There's lots of rumours about an Apple event on the 23rd to announce an iPad Mini, but still I can't really see how it fits in, or where it fits in. It doesn't make sense to me. Not to say that I couldn't be wrong, and not to say that it isn't just a reaction to all the other tablets of about the same size that everyone suggests an iPad Mini might be.
But if it does come out I can't see how it will distinguish itself or differentiate itself at all.
Maybe Apple will pull something amazing out of the bag. They haven't for a while, but it is possible, I suppose.