Rumors about Apple working on a smaller version to the iPad surfaced on the Internet a while back and since then reports about a possible release date are in the spotlight. It is said the new iPad Mini should launch sometime before the 2012 holiday season.
It was said that Apple would be ramping production of the iPad Mini in September. iMore reported back in May that Apple was targetting an October launch for the smaller iPad with a target price in the $200-$250 range. It is also expected that the new Apple tablet will be announced alongside the next iPhone on the rumored September 12th media event.
Digitimes reports that the long-rumored 7.85″ iPad will begin volume production in September with a target of 4 million units per month, in order to prepare for demand from year-end holidays. It is advised that you take these rumors with a pinch of salt, given the recent track history of Digitimes. The thing is, these rumors are consistent with the recent iPad mini news that have been spread in recent months. We expect leaked parts to surface, as it happened with the iPhone 5, one the production starts.