So far we have not heard anything about the rumored event to announced the iPad Mini. This tells me that a possible delay might happen. Apple has recently released the iPhone 5 and iPod family of Mp3 players. The iPhone 5 has had several issues with scratching on the device during production. Due to the scratching issue factories have been working a lot harder to keep up. The iPad Mini will the same aluminum back might have similar issues. This is why I could see a delay of the iPad Mini.