Apple's iPad Mini to be assembled in Brazil by Foxconn, might be as slender as an iPod touch
The rumored 7.85" Apple iPad Mini is having its parts machined in China, and they will be shipped to Foxconn's Brazil plant for assembly, claims a source in the supple chain of Apple from China. Production will be starting in September, which will allegedly see the iPad Mini announced along with the next iPhone, so the smaller tablet can be on the shelves in time for the holidays.
The height is said to be about the same as the Google Nexus 7, and the width slightly more, to allow for the 4:3 aspect ratio of the larger display. However, the source, who allegedly handled the prototype, says it is incredibly thin, in line with what the iPod touch line is offering now. Given that the iPod touch is 0.28" (7mm) slender, the iPad Mini should be a sight to behold, as even the thinnest tablet out there - the Toshiba Excite 10 LE - is 0.3", but let's wait and see what Apple will actually announce later on this year.
source: Macotakara (translated)