iPad Mini, iTV Said to be in Full Production

August 20, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Rumors have been flying thick and fast, for some time now, about Apple launching the miniature version of iPad, or iPad Mini as the tech world has come to call it, and the much-anticipated iTV.

Now a research report has confirmed these rumors. In fact, the report says that both iPad Mini and iTV are already being assembled by Apple manufacturing partners.

In a report to investors, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has claimed that Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn is producing the iPad Mini and that the Cupertino-based tech giant has already increased orders from 18 million units to 25 million for the September quarter, and more than 30 million units for the December quarter.

The report also notes that the spurt in Foxconn’s June revenue could be attributed to iPad Mini production.

The report also says that Apple’s rumored iTV is in now in full production and could be released before the end of the year. The report says that recent data out of Sharp, Hon Hai and other specialty chemical and TV components supplies support this.

Also the report cites manufacturer JDSU commenting that it had a new non-gaming “living room” based customer for its gesture control modules.

The report estimates that Apple will sell at least 8 million iPad Minis in the holiday quarter at an approximate retail price of $300, and 2 million HDTVs at an estimated price of $1,250.

On September 12, Apple has scheduled a press conference. It is believed that Apple will reveal next-gen iPhone (iPhone 5) and iPad Mini at that event. But iTV will be launched later.

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