Apple 'Expecting Huge iPad Mini Demand'
Computer giant reported to have ordered 10 million tablets this year alone...
Apple is reported to be anticipating massive sales of its soon-to-be-unveiled iPad Mini.
The Wall Street Journal claims it has been tipped off by Asian suppliers for the computer giant that it has ordered a staggering 10 million units of the new tablet for the fourth quarter of this year.
And the paper claims that this is double the number of the Kindle Fire devices that Amazon is manufacturing.
The new iPad Mini is thought to feature a 7.85in display supplied by LG and AU Optronics - and is expected to be priced between £160 and £200.
Invitations to the launch are widely anticipated to be sent out tomorrow, with the actual launch event predicted for 17 October.
It is thought the device will be on sale by the end of the month.
Meanwhile there has reportedly been strife for Apple at one of the Chinese factories which manufactures its products.
Between 3,000 and 4,000 staff at a Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou are reported to have walked out last Friday over what they claim are unrealistic quality standards set by Apple.
But Apple denied the problem, telling Reuters: "Any reports that there has been an employee strike are inaccurate. There has been no workplace stoppage in that facility or any other Foxconn facility and production has continued on schedule."