Buzz Building for Smaller Apple Tablet

From The Wall Street Journal:

Apple hasn’t officially confirmed plans to launch a smaller tablet, but the buzz is already building.

Some component suppliers to Apple in Asia, including in Taiwan, say they have received orders to make more than 10 million units of the smaller tablets in the fourth quarter. That is roughly double the order that were placed for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets in the same quarter, these suppliers say.

The figure indicates that Apple believes demand for the product will be strong, despite stiff competition in the market.

Apple hasn’t responded to requests for comment on the smaller tablet dubbed by the industry as the iPad mini.

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