“Apple has recently increased its iPad mini orders from eight million units to 10 million due to strong sales worldwide, and the volume may reach 12 million units in total,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes, citing “sources from the upstream supply chain.”

“The sources pointed out that the upstream supply chain supplied 4-4.5 million iPad mini’s worth of components in both October and November and will maintain similar supplies in December,” Lee and Tsai report. “As for the first quarter of 2013, the sources expect volumes to stay at about the same level as in the fourth quarter of 2012.”

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