Fresh rumours surrounding a possible iPad mini have surfaced suggesting the production of a pint-sized version of Apple's iconic tablet could start in the third quarter of 2012.
As the world gears up for the Apple event next week in which we expect to see the iPad 3 unveiled, reports are flying around about additional tablets Apple may or may not be launching.
The latest report comes via a Digitimes source who claims the iPad mini will be a direct rival to the Amazon Kindle Fire and will look to steal the budget-tablet market, giving Apple an overall dominance.
An affordable product… from Apple?
The source also revealed that the iPad mini would sport a 7.85-inch screen and would be priced at sub £200 ($249-$299) – very reasonable, especially if it sports a lot of the same features as the iPad 2 – if not the iPad 3.
The iPad mini is certainly not set in stone and Apple does not seem keen to deviate from its single iPad and iPhone offerings, so we would certainly not be placing any money on such an product launching.