Looks like rumors of a smaller iPad a.k.a the iPad Mini are now getting hotter than ever. According to a new report by Kotaku (translated via NetEase), a 7.85″ iPad Mini, which is set to be released in Q3 of 2012, is already undergoing production in China. The report also claims that the smaller iPad will cost something between US$249 to US$299 and that there will be an initial 6 million units ready for launch.
Quoting from the source:
The Chinese rumor mill has hit full blast today claiming to have details about the imminent release of an iPad mini. Chinese net portal, NetEase, has a story on a rumored new mini Apple tablet.
NetEase claimed that the device will be released around the third quarter of this year to “counter attack” the upcoming Windows tablets. What’s interesting is that in the NetEase article, Honhai Precision (Foxconn) and Pegatron are the two companies that will supposedly make the device.
Some analysts have claimed that a device like iPad Mini could do wonders for Apple, allowing it to dominate the smaller tablet market as well.
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