Apple has reportedly placed an order with suppliers for 10 million “iPad minis,” according to a report recently published by The Wall Street Journal. It has also been suggested that this order is double that of current Amazon Kindle Fire orders.
As the report notes:
Some component suppliers to Apple in Asia say they have received orders to make more than 10 million units of the smaller tablets in the fourth quarter. That is roughly double the order that were placed for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets in the same quarter, these suppliers say.
So far, we’ve heard a lot about the iPad mini. Most recently, The Wall Street Journal noted some days ago that production of the small-size iDevice had indeed started. In addition, we’re hearing that Apple could announce the iPad mini at a special event on Oct. 17.
As always, we’ll keep you posted.