By Stephen Schenck | July 4, 2012 12:09 PM
Yesterday evening, we looked into some new rumors about the iPad Mini, Apple’s presumptive seven-something-inch tablet that may be arriving later this year. Like always, some of our readers regarded the news with distrust, doubting that Apple’s really working on such a device. A long time ago, we might be convinced to concur, but lately these iPad Mini rumors have been coming from more and more respected sources, giving us hope that there’s some real truth to them. The latest to come to our attention continues this trend, with The Wall Street Journal claiming knowledge about Apple’s plans to start iPad Mini production.
According to the WSJ’s sources, the usual “people familiar with the situation”, Apple’s manufacturing partners will begin production of the iPad Mini in September. They also describe the tablet’s screen size as below eight inches, without providing an exact figure, which fits with what we’ve been hearing.
This follows-up yesterday’s news from Bloomberg. While we’re still treating all this as rumor, we’re a lot more inclined to give credence to these theories put forth by the likes of Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, rather than, say, a source like Digitimes; in the case of the latter, there have just been too many misses to summon-up much faith.
Are you convinced about the iPad Mini yet, or do you think that even these new sources are getting their info wrong?