Apple orders 10m mini iPads
Apparently, Apple has gone and put an order in for 10 million iPad Minis, just in time for the festive season, according to the component suppliers.
The Wall Street Journal has learned of this massive order, which will put the fear of god into Kindle and tablet makers the world over. Of course, Apple haven't actually confirmed that the device even exists, but with so many leaks knocking around, it looks like a dead-cert.
It has been reported that Apple have had a number of issues actually putting the iPad Mini together and there have also been issues at the infamous Foxconn plant, where there have been strikes that have seen 4,000 employees walking out.
The factory workers have complained of too much expectancy and pressure to spot miniscule faults in the iPhone 5 after being given next-to-no training, as well as being 'forced' to work public holidays... and maybe there's increased pressure to produce a smaller version of the wildly successful iPad too?
Legally, it is worth pointing out that Foxconn are denying that there's been a strike.
Either way, the rumours about the iPad Mini say that it will have a 7.85-inch screen and which be very reasonable (for Apple) on the pocket, which means once again, Apple could be cleaning up this Christmas.