Report: Production of iPad Mini Starts in Asia
Could we see an iPad Mini before the year's end?
Today brings rumors of not one but two mini products. Earlier today we got wind of a potential Galaxy S III Mini. Accompanying the GSIII Mini is yet more rumors of an iPad Mini. While the tech world is still analyzing the finer details of the iPhone 5, talk of a smaller tablet from Apple continues.
The Wall Street Journal reports that production of the long-rumored iPad Mini has actually begun. The newspaper cites executives at component makers as saying Asian suppliers for Apple have started mass production of a new tablet that's smaller than the current iPad. Matching up with previously reported rumors, the WSJ says that the tablet will boast a 7.85-inch LCD with a lower resolution than the latest iPad and is part of Apple's effort to better compete with Amazon and Google in the tablet arena.
Additional iPad Mini rumors have the device's unveiling scheduled for next month, which would mean the device would arrive in time for the busy holiday shopping season. No word on pricing but the fact that the panel is smaller and of a lower resolution lends weight to the theory that this device will be cheaper than the current iPad.