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7.85 Inch ‘iPad Mini’ Rumoured to Reach 4 Million Production Units in September

by on August 20th, 2012

According to the latest report from Digitimes, the rumoured 7.85 inch ‘iPad Mini’ will reach 4 million production units per month starting in September:

Supply volume of Apple’s 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to reach four million units per month starting in September in order to prepare for demand from year-end holidays, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

The report goes on to mention an October launch of the supposed 7.85 inch iPad, which will have a ‘thinner screen frame’ and similar resolution to that of the iPad 2. Other sources have noted the new smaller iPad supply chain had already started churning out small volumes of the new device, with a monthly volume around ‘several hundreds of thousand.”

Recently, we heard from analyst Peter Misek’s claims of an October ‘iPad Mini’ launch with a price set at $300. Back in May, iMore made specific claims of a smaller iPad launch set for October, but with a rumoured price of $200-250 and a Retina display. Bloomberg noted in July a smaller iPad would also be arriving in October.

Just recently, numerous publications speculated on what the ‘iPad Mini’ could look like by releasing mock ups, like the one below, by iMore:

If there is indeed a smaller iPad being released by Apple, they are doing one hell of a job keeping that project on lock down. The number of iPhone vs ‘iPad Mini’ leaks can’t even be compared.

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