According to Macotakara in Japan, a source inside Foxconn’s Brazilian factory notes that production of the iPad Mini has started. Simultaneously, Macworld reports a video of an iPad Mini mockup being released in Japan. Similarly, mockups of the final product have been reportedly produced and released onto the market for manufacturers of accesories. The mini iPad is reportedly some 7.85 inches in size, significantly smaller than the current slew of iPads.
Rumors regarding the iPad Mini have been circulating throughout the mac community for the past few months and the debate over whether Apple will be revealing such a model this Fall is hotting up. Some are anticipating this October as the release date.