The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) claims in its latest report that Apple has ordered more than 10 million units of the iPad Mini for Q4 2012.
Quoting information from Asian component suppliers, the WSJ report also states that Apple's order size is estimated to be double that of Amazon for its Kindle Fire tablets in the same quarter.
While Amazon and Google have raced ahead of Apple to launch their new tablets this year, it seems that Apple is still confident that consumers' demand for the iPad Mini will be high enough to warrant such a huge order.
Apple is rumored to be unveiling a 7.85-inch iPad Mini on 17th October, which is about a week before the company will hold its Q4 earnings call on 25th October. In its Q3 earnings call, Apple was estimated to have sold approximately 17 million iPads between April and June.