AppleInsider reports today on a news story on DigiTimes that says that according to its sources, Apple’s supply chain is readying itself for a massive iPad mini production push in September, when it is expected to be churning out four million units per month, ready for an October release date. Interestingly enough, the sources also say that contrary to previous speculation, the iPad mini will not have a Retina display, and will instead have a similar resolution to that of the iPad 2. The sources also say that production of the iPad mini began back in June, but in much smaller volumes, producing just hundreds of thousands per month. Foxconn has also been said to be hiring new employees especially to cope with the increased production demands. Despite Apple not having even confirmed the existence of an iPad mini just yet, it is expected to launch the smaller tablet at a special event in September, when it is also believed to be announcing the iPhone 5.
Source: Rumor: 'iPad mini' manufacture to hit 4M units per month in September ahead of October launch