Marco Arment, developer of Instapaper, has found strong evidence in his logs of the possible launch of an iPad Mini.
According to MacRumors, the device codes, numbered “iPad2, 5″ and “iPad2, 6″, could correspond to a mini iPad.
Arment writes that the iPad2,1 through iPad 2,3 designations stand for the iPad 2′s WiFi, GSM and CDMA models.
The developer concedes that these device codes are likely to be the both iPad Minis, suggesting that the tablet would be based on iPad 2 hardware.
“This is all speculation, of course,” Arment writes, “but I’m convinced: like the leaked Dock connector, this move is so ingenius that it’s most likely to be what Apple has really done.”
Apple is rumored to be planning an October launch for a smaller 7.85-inch iPad.