iPad Mini to resemble iPod rather than iPad
Apple's 7.85-inch iPad Mini is said to be as thin as the 4th generation iPod Touch
The iPad Mini will be styled on the iPod Touch, with a 7.85-inch screen and thickness of 7.2mm.
According to a 'reliable Chinese source', the iPad Mini will be styled on the iPod Nano (3rd generation).
These claims were quoted on Japanese website Macotakara, which said 'It won't be like a slimmed down iPad, it will have an iPod nano-like (3rd generation) design. The look is pretty different.'
Production of the iPad Mini will take place at Apple's new Brazilian manufacturing centre, rather than China's Foxconn factory. This will be the first full-scale manufacturing job for Apple's South American centre since its opening earlier in the year.
So far, rumours of the iPad Mini include: