Widespread reports of Apple starting the mass production of its iPad Mini is hitting the web, leaving all Apple fans waiting for its launch. This smaller version of the iPad will be cheaper than its predecessor, which has a 9.7-inch screen.
The iPad Mini will have a screen size of 7.85-inch with liquid-crystal display and a lower resolution as compared to the latest iPad.
Earlier in September, there were reports that indicated that Asia-based LG Display and AU Optronics had already starting the manufacturing of LCD screens for Apple’s new device.
With Google, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon taking a deep plunge into the tab market with their 7-inch tabs, Apple with its smaller tab hopes to stay ahead in the competitive market.
The Google Nexus 7 was introduced in July. Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet comes with a price tag of $200, which is about half the price of iPad. Tablet from Barnes & Noble has a price range starting at $199.
Already a leader in the market, this smaller tablet would surely help Apple further up its sales. Apple is reportedly sending out invitations for its media event, where it plans to unveil the iPad Mini on Wednesday, October 17th.