The iPad mini  is a recurring character  in Apple  rumorology. New information picked up by the Wall Street Journal  suggests that work is in fact underway on a smaller version of Apple’s regulation-sized version of the device. According to the Journal’s sources, the screen size will be under 8 inches--this we’ve heard before. But suppliers of parts have also revealed, anonymously, that Apple has asked them to rally for mass production--that's one step ahead of the tests rumored to be underway  earlier this year. Considering Apple has trounced the competition when it comes to regular-sized tablets anywhere, a mini version of the device is likely to be no small success.
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