iPad Mini to come with protection products on October 23?

A 9to5Mac report claimed that the base price of the iPad Mini will start at $329.

Citing unnamed sources, the site wrote that two other Wi-Fi only versions of the tablet will have a base price starting at $429 and $529.

Now the same site speculates that they also received pricing for a number of separate parts that may accompany the iPad mini at the October 23 Apple media event.

The parts are priced at $39 USD and they have similar SKUs as Apple’s Smart Cases and Smart Covers.

It is unclear whether they are smaller versions of the current iPad protective units or new products.

Nonetheless, the numbers seem to show that they will be available in a variety of colors.

There is also the possibility that these are cases for the new full-sized iPad that will integrate the new smaller Lightning connector.

Tomorrow Apple will hold a press event at the California Theatre in San Jose, California that is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern.