The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple's Asian suppliers are mass producing the iPad mini now. We have heard this before and it is fairly certain that the iPad mini is in mass production by now. It is anticipated that Apple will unveil the iPad mini mid-October. The sales launch is also expected to be in October. Apple would need to have been in a mass production state for the last two to three months to make sure there are enough iPad mini tablets for the launch.
The WSJ report adds nothing new. We are still expecting a 7.85-inch iPad mini with the same looks as the iPad 3. It will though also have the new small dock connector.