Apple iPad mini rumors resurface

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(CBS News) Apple iPad mini rumors just won't go away. This time, the Chinese blog NetEase reports that Apple has placed an order for an iPad mini.

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According to the report, 6 million units have been ordered for release in the third quarter. The smaller tablet is estimated to retail anywhere from $249 to $299.

Rumors of an iPad mini with 7.85-inch display have been circulating for some time. Previously, DigiTimes reported in Marchthat "makers" in Apple's supply chain has started "delivering samples of a 7.85-inch iPads for verification."

Weeks later, a report from the Korea Times cited an unnamed Samsung official that corroborated previous reports of a 7.85-inch tablet.

If these rumors are true, we could see an iPad mini this summer.

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