WSJ Confirms Reports of an iPad Mini

Posted July 4, 2012 at 3:42pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8954 views

The WSJ is corroborating reports that Apple plans to release an iPad mini this October.

Apple Inc.'s component suppliers in Asia are preparing for mass production in September of a tablet computer with a smaller screen than the iPad, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting a launch for the device is near.

Two of the people said that the tablet's screen will likely be smaller than eight inches. The iPad's screen measures 9.7 inches, unchanged since the first model was released in 2010.

The WSJ's sources say that they've been told to prepare for mass production of the device.

Yesterday, Bloomberg issued a similar report saying that the smaller iPad may be announced in October.

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Pineapple - July 4, 2012 at 10:53pm
Please let it include GPS/Glonass. Just shrink the screen, no HiDPI to keep cost downand 8Gig is plenty.
GeniusBar=GayBar - July 4, 2012 at 8:09pm
It will be called "The NEW Gian iPhone"
No Ma'am - July 4, 2012 at 7:20pm
I can just see people strapping this monster to their arm at the gym instead of the iPod touch.
Al - July 4, 2012 at 4:06pm
Maybe they should Make it with a 3.5 inch screen and make it able to make phone calls ! The apple phone they should call it or the ephone!!! It would be awesome!!!
ByeBye Ipod - July 4, 2012 at 4:02pm
Say good bye to Ipod touch now. Mostly the parents will buy these Mini iPad for their kids replacing all the iPod touches..Thats exactly what I am doing I'll buy this for my 2 Kids.
Samsung=Shiite - July 4, 2012 at 4:05pm
Must be slow day at wsj...
NoGoodNick - July 4, 2012 at 6:13pm
I agree, it sounds like the death knell for the touch.
NoGoodNick - July 4, 2012 at 8:08pm
And I suck...just letting you guys know.
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