Apple has begun mass production of iPad mini, according to The Wall Street Journal
Read the full: Apple starts production of iPad Mini, claims WSJ | Apple - CNET NewsThe paper cited Asian component suppliers within Apple's supply chain, referencing two people familiar with the device who declined to be named.
According to the sources, Apple's rumored product, dubbed the "iPad Mini," will have a 7.85-inch liquid-crystal display -- noticeably smaller than the 9.7-inch screen of the existing iPad, now in its third generation. It will also be lower-resolution than the iPad 3's Retina display.
The iPad Mini is thought to be Apple's response to the smaller, less expensive tablets offered by its rivals, including Google, Samsung and Amazon.