The rumours surrounding an iPad Mini get ever more convincing as more reports come in suggesting Apple is readying a tiny tablet.
This time the news comes via The New York Times, which claims to have spoken to sources "with knowledge of the project".
These sources confirmed the iPad Mini will sport a 7.85-inch display, something which has been leaked on a number of occasions already – and other reports suggest it could well pack the Retina Display technology seen on the new iPad and iPhones 4S.
As well as a smaller screen, the sources also confirm that the iPad Mini will carry a significantly smaller price tag compared to its 9.7-inch brother.
The budget end of the tablet market is starting to hot up, with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7 leading the way, and with rumours of an Amazon Kindle Fire 2 also on the cards – Apple may well be looking to get in on the action with the iPad Mini.
According to an unnamed developer who claims to have been briefed on Amazon's plans, the online retailer is also planning a larger Kindle Fire tablet, with the aim of going head to head with the iPad.
These reports shouldn't be taken for granted though, as sources are unwilling to unveil their identities, making it difficult to gauge how connected they may, or may not be, in the tech world.
The big firms are not making any comments on these reports, so we are going to have to wait to find out what's planned, although it's thought the iPad Mini and new Kindle Fire should arrive before the end of the year.