While Wall Street Journal has previously confirmed that the 7.85-inch ‘iPad Mini’ has already gone into mass production, a new report by the same source is claiming that a number of Apple’s component suppliers have received orders from the Cupertino company to produce parts for more than 10 million units of the purported device during Q4 of 2012.
The source says that Apple is expecting strong sales of the new product following its launch later this month. According to WSJ:
“Some component suppliers to Apple in Asia say they have received orders to make more than 10 million units of the smaller tablets in the fourth quarter. That is roughly double the order that were placed for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets in the same quarter, these suppliers say.
The figure indicates that Apple believes demand for the product will be strong, despite stiff competition in the market”.
Apple is rumored to introduce the smaller iPad later this month at a dedicated media event.
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