Apple’s rumoured 7inch iPad, or ‘iPad mini’, is to be manufactured in Brazil in September according to Japanese blog Macotakara.
The blog’s source, who claims to have seen a prototype, believes Apple’s smallest tablet will be as thin as the fourth-generation iPod touch, feature 3G connectivity and begin production in September so it can be shipped in the “holiday season”.
“According to Chinese reliable source, the tablet called iPad mini will be produced in Brazil, however production test to collect data for new cutting machine is already done in China,” Macotakara said.
Last week the rumour-mill went into overdrive with reports from Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal claiming that Apple was set to announce a smaller tablet this year with “mass production in September”.
The height of the rumoured iPad mini would be roughly the same as the width of the current iPad, according to reports, and pricing of the iPad mini is believed to range from US$200 and US$300.