iPad mini: Apple rumoured to order 10 million units for fourth quarter

Written on:October 8, 2012
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iPad mini might not feature the retina display of the iPad

Apple iPad mini rumours have been circulating the technological world in recent times as Apple plans to release its claim against Amazon Kindle and Google Nexus. It is being reported by the Wall Street Journal that Apple has placed an order of 10 million rumoured mini iPads to component makers in Asia. Apple seems to be going big with the iPad mini in terms of supply of the iPad according to these reports.

iPad mini is rumoured to be unveiled on October 17, with a 7.85-inch screen. It is alleged that Apple is planning to send invites for an iPad mini specific event on October 10. Reports suggest that the company’s supply chain is having a tough time producing the tablet due to the Apple mini’s complex design.

Case makers Foxconn Electronics, Catcher Technology and Ri-Teng Computer Accessory are managing the production of the iPad mini chassis. Ri-Teng is an associate company of Pegatron. Catcher declined to comment on market reports, but stated that the capacity utilisation rates as well as yield rates for various products meet its product targets, which in layman terms means that there will be no delays in the production of the iPad mini.

iPad mini features might not include the retina display like the iPad, but the price is alleged to be less than that of the existing variant. The iPad mini, which has not been officially claimed yet, was rumoured to be under production in a factory in Brazil. Apple has refused to provide any information on the iPad mini release, with rumours suggesting the unveiling in this month.

With iPhone 5 marred with problems galore, rumours about Apple ordering 10 million iPad mini units are bound to increase the speculations about Apple’s intentions.

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3 Comments add one

  1. Amy says:

    Ohhhh….Without the retina display???? Not good…

  2. Maria says:

    iPad mini…it will fit in my purse…

  3. Phil says:

    iPad mini…Retina display would have increased the sales…

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