The Wall Street Journal are reporting that Apple has instructed its Asian component suppliers to prepare for mass production of an ‘iPad Mini’.
Citing ‘people familiar with the situation’ the much rumoured tablet is said to have a screen smaller than 8 inches and that Apple are working with Taiwan-based AU Optronics on the revised iPad.
Meanwhile the swings-and-roundabouts copyright infringement cases continue.
Apple has recently managed to ban the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from sale in the U.S. but lost a ‘slide to unlock’ case after a judge in the U.K. noted the ‘slider’ had also been previously used in Microsoft’s CE system.
Source: Wall Street Journal