closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
  1. uSwitch.com
  2. News
  3. 2012
  4. October
  5. iPad Mini: Apple ordering 10m units for Xmas market assault

iPad Mini: Apple ordering 10m units for Xmas market assault

iPad Mini: Apple ordering 10m units for Xmas market assault

Apple has ordered a whopping ten million units of the iPad Mini to be ready for launch, it has been claimed, in the latest sign that the company’s former antipathy towards smaller slates has transmuted into something approaching outright love.

According to Asian component suppliers cited by The Wall Street Journal, the company expects to ship the device at some time during the fourth quarter, chiming broadly with reports that it could drop later this month.

ipad mini leak

This represents twice the number of orders as the similarly proportioned Amazon Kindle Fire, which is also due to land in the run-up to Christmas.

Apple is expected to sell the 7.85-inch display-toting iPad Mini for between $249-$299 in the US, putting it broadly in line with the Android-powered Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7.

To keep costs down, the Cupertino-based tech titan is likely to recycle parts, such as the A5 dual core processor, from earlier iPads and dispense with fripperies such as 3G connectivity and a rear-facing camera.

Source:

Wall Street Journal

Sign up for updates

Join our email list to get the inside line on the latest phones and money-saving offers. And we’ll help you make informed buying decisions with handset reviews and consumer guides too.

Latest news:

Sign up for updates

Join our email list to get the inside line on the latest phones and money-saving offers. And we’ll help you make informed buying decisions with handset reviews and consumer guides too.

back to top