Oct 18

BI reports that Apple has ordered 10 million iPad Minis from Asian suppliers for delivery in Q4, sources tell the WSJ’s Lorraine Luk.

ipad-mini image care of intomobileLuk says that is twice as many orders as Amazon made for its low-priced tablet, the Kindle Fire.

Apple shareholders have to love seeing the company so confident about a new product.

Apple hasn’t launched a new product line since it began selling the iPad in 2010.

In the interim, Amazon and Google both entered the market with lower-priced, smaller tablets that critics don’t hate.

10 million units is a lot, but it’s not an earth-moving number for Apple, which sold 5 million iPhone 5s during its first few days on the market.

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