Apparently the WallStreetJournal has reported that the iPad mini is already in mass production over in Asia. The 7.85-inch screen is already being made in a South Korea factory by LG. Even the rumors around the date the mini will be released has surfaced, they claim the announcement will be Oct 17 and the device will hit stores by November 2nd.
Why an iPad mini seems like another speculation, many think the reason is to compete with android tablets that offer a smaller screen. Perhaps price decrease for not those that serious in dishing out 499 for a device. The answer is anyone’s guess at this point.