In preparation for the upcoming holiday season production of the 7.85 inch iPad "mini" is rumored
to reach as much as 4 million units a month starting in September, according to new information from DigiTimes
With an anticipated announcement expected alongside the new iPhone on September 12th, the iPad nano is set to go head to head with the likes of other smaller, less expensive tablets, namely Google's Nexus and Amazon's Kindle Fire.
If you happen to have been following the Apple rumor mill, this likely doesn't come as a surprise as whisperings have been circulating for almost a year about the existence of the iPad mini. In fact, sources in the supply chain say that as far back as June, production had begun on the iPad mini, at a monthly volme of "several hundreds of thousands" of units!
The iPad mini is rumored to enter the market somewhere within the 199.00 - 299.00 price range.