(CNN) - Now that the iPhone 5 buzz has quieted, there's a new Apple product rumor that could take over the spotlight.
A major Apple investor tells Fortune magazine that he's heard from multiple sources that a smaller version of the iPad will soon be released.
The investor says invitations to the unveiling of the near-eight-inch screen tablet will go out on October 10th.
If that's the case, Fortune reports, the smaller iPad could hit stores in time for the Christmas shopping season.
Apple is not giving any clues if there is truth to the rumors.