Apple Reportedly Ramping up iPad Mini Production in September
The creation of the iPad Mini is starting to take shape. According to a Digitimes that the long-rumored 7.85″ iPad will begin volume production in September with a target of 4 million units per month:
“Supply volume of Apple’s 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to reach four million units per month starting in September in order to prepare for demand from year-end holidays, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.”
This time frame would mean the iPad Mini release is ready for the holiday season following the suspected announcement September 12 of the iPhone 5 and possibly more.
Digitimes also claims the iPad Mini has been in production since June, with a monthly volume at “around several hundreds of thousands,” but that is expected to ramp up to four million units per month, starting in September.
The sources said that a price tag of $299 for the smaller iPad will likely make a big impact on sales of Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s Nexus 7, which are priced at $199.
What do you think of the iPad Mini? If we do see one released, will you purchase it?