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Apple Reportedly Orders 10 Million iPad Minis

By - Source: Wall Street Journal | B 25 comments

Firm may announce the revised tablet on October 17.

Apple is reportedly placing a big bet on their forthcoming unannounced miniature tablet, the iPad Mini, by ordering 10 million units for the Christmas shopping season.

The Wall Street Journal refers to sources in the Taiwanese supply chain, who apparently confirmed the shipment figures for the tablet is around double the amount of Kindle Fire tablets ordered by Amazon for 2012's fourth quarter.

Speculation regarding the iPad Mini has been increasing ever since the iPhone 5 launched. Following mockup images of the iPad Mini surfacing, it was suggested that Apple is preparing to announce the device on October 17.

Meanwhile, production of the tablet, which seemingly features a 7.85-inch LCD screen, is said to have already commenced in Asia.

 

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    boyabunda , October 10, 2012 10:02 PM
    with purple lens flare issue...
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    edogawa , October 10, 2012 10:17 PM
    What's the point of a mini iPad? You might as well by a phone with a large screen; seems highly unusual.
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    falchard , October 10, 2012 10:20 PM
    So you can have an iPhone without the phone.
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    mikenygmail , October 10, 2012 10:22 PM
    edogawaWhat's the point of a mini iPad? You minus well by a phone with a large screen; seems highly unusual.


    I hope you're joking, otherwise you might as well not comment.

    As for the ipad minis, the idrones will come.
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    aoneone , October 10, 2012 10:26 PM
    hehe what next? ipad XL? Oh wait.. thats next year LOL.

    No wait wait.... I got a better one, "Will purple glare be included too?" Bahahhaha i crack myself up ^_^
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    dalethepcman , October 10, 2012 10:30 PM
    iPad mini. Made for children, by children.

    I can see the smaller nets being installed on the foxcon roofs now...
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    ushyperion , October 10, 2012 11:34 PM
    Zak Islam and his Crapple
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    Anonymous , October 11, 2012 12:42 AM
    The depressing part is they'll sell every last one and still have people waiting in line afterwards.
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    john_4 , October 11, 2012 12:46 AM
    I love my Macbook Pro and Mini Mac and OS X is the bomb but have no desire for a tablet or phone from Apple.
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    iam2thecrowe , October 11, 2012 1:14 AM
    john_4I love my Macbook Pro and Mini Mac and OS X is the bomb but have no desire for a tablet or phone from Apple.

    os x is a bomb, yes. Time bomb.
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    edogawa , October 11, 2012 2:02 AM
    Quote:
    I hope you're joking, otherwise you might as well not comment.

    As for the ipad minis, the idrones will come.


    Thanks for pointing that out, was on phone earlier(I'm terrible at typing on phones).

    Fixed it.
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    _Cubase_ , October 11, 2012 2:03 AM
    I really don't get why people are complaining about the "purple flare". Don't you people know that it's your camera capturing the "magic"!?

    My iPhone also came with magic maps, which took me to magical destinations, and shipped with "magic markings" all over the case!

    Now if you'll excuse me, I must get back to using my reliable iPho.... [*no wi-fi networks available*]
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    killerclick , October 11, 2012 2:38 AM
    Would consider this if it weren't for my Nexus 7. I use tablets almost exclusively for web browsing, so it doesn't really matter whether it's Android, iOS or Windows 8, as long as it's fast, light and cheap.
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    madjimms , October 11, 2012 3:06 AM
    So its an iPod Touch but.... different?.... >_>
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    madjimms , October 11, 2012 3:06 AM
    dalethepcmaniPad mini. Made for children, by children.I can see the smaller nets being installed on the foxcon roofs now...

    MOAR!
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    murzar , October 11, 2012 4:33 AM
    falchardSo you can have an iPhone without the phone.


    Then that would just be an 'i'. :D 
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    jankeke , October 11, 2012 5:26 AM
    "Apple Reportedly Orders 10 Million iPad Minis"

    I would have to look suspiciously at a company that has to order it own products (amazon and others too). Because it's like they are only middlemen buying Chinese stuff and reselling it 4 times more expensive.

    I would feel ripped-off if I ever were to buy that stuff ...
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    m32 , October 11, 2012 7:36 AM
    "Needz more money!" was Apple's official statement on why the ordered so many.
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    kyuuketsuki , October 11, 2012 7:59 AM
    I don't forsee a huge demand for this, unless the pricing is on the cheap side. But, since this is Apple: premium pricing is part of their marketing. After all, if you're paying more, it *has* to be better, right?

    I will be quite happy to see this fail miserably. Of course, when you're dealing with Apple products, sensibility seems to go right out the window for most people so I won't be surprised if this is a resounding success.
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    cats_Paw , October 11, 2012 9:34 AM
    Im waiting for the iMatt and iCarpet myself....
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