By Anton D. Nagy | October 8, 2012 4:22 AM
Apple has reportedly ordered 10 million iPad Mini units from its Asian suppliers for the last quarter of the year. While there has been no official confirmation whatsoever about a smaller iPad rumors are becoming more and more consistent about the tablet which would compete with the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire.
We’ve seen the latest unofficial renders of the tablet which are based on rumors — the iPhone 5 tweaked design, 7.85-inch display, etc. — and the world is expecting the smaller iPad to be unveiled on October 10, just a couple of days from now, as previous rumors imply.
The 10 million figure circulated is definitely a bold number and testifies to the fact, if true, that Apple believes the demand will be high, despite great in-class offerings such as the Nexus 7. It is also said to be twice as big of a number as the one Amazon has ordered from its own suppliers for the same timeframe.
Further rumors imply that the iPad Mini will be built around the internals of the iPad 2, packing the A5-chip and wearing a model number or “iPad2,6″.
Source: The Wall Street Journal