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iPad Mini tipped for October launch

Report states Apple has set production at 4m units a month
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Digitimes has reported that the iPad Mini is set to launch in October.

The tech site also revealed that the supply volume of Apple’s 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to reach four million units per month, starting in September.

Prices are likely to be around the $300 mark to try to compete with other 7-inch tablets on the market.

Four million units a month is a quite aggressive for a new product launch, especially given that Microsoft is only building an estimated three million units of Surface tablets for the entire year, implying that Apple is intending to open up a whole new market of iPad buyers.

With the abundance of Android tablets on the market, who will buy a 7.85-inch iPad? Well, the saturation of Android tablets may be the very thing that draws consumers to a more familiar brand.

With so many Android 7-inch tablets, all featuring various operating systems, consumers may find it difficult to understand the differences between them.

Those who want a tablet, but don’t want to splash on a regular iPad may find their perfect device in the form of the iPad Mini.

Apple is set to announce its latest iPhone on September 12th. Likely to be called the iPhone 5, the handset is rumoured to feature a larger screen than previous models and a smaller charger port.

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