Apple orders 10M iPad Minis for Fourth Quarter

Apple’s apparently ordered more iPad Minis than manufacturer’s received orders for the Kindle Fire.  This looks like anything but a fire sale!

Component makers in Asia say they have received orders to make more than 10 million of the much-rumored but as yet unannounced tablet in the fourth quarter, sources in the supply chain tell The Wall Street Journal. That target is roughly twice what Amazon reportedly ordered for the Kindle Fire for the same quarter.

While Apple has declined to comment, iPad Mini rumors have been swirling for months. According to those rumors, the device will feature a 7.85-inch display and go on sale for a price that’s far cheaper than Apple’s current, larger tablet.