According to a report published on Bloomberg, the iPad mini is real and the new iPad mini will be released in October with a display made by AU Optronics or LG
Apple Inc. (AAPL) will use screens from AU Optronics Corp. (2409) and LG Display Co. (034220) for a smaller version of the iPad to be released in October, according to four people familiar with the plans.
TPK Holding Co. (3673) and Yeh Cheng Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group, will supply the lamination coating for the device that will measure 7.85 inches diagonally, said the people, who declined to be identified because the plans haven’t been made public. Current iPads measure 9.7 inches.
Apple is widely expected to release the iPad Mini this year. It was believed/rumored that Apple will announce iPad mini along side the new iPhone 5 but it is now rumored that Apple will be holding an iPad specific event in Oct to announce the iPad mini.