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Samsung Leaks Confirmation of the iPad Mini

The rumored 7.85″ iPad went from  rumor to  certainty this week. The Korea Times posted an interview of an unnamed Samsung official, and I think the fellow said more than he intended to.

The focus of the interview was the new Apple-Samsung deal. Over the next 12 months, Apple plans to buy over $11 billion worth of components from Samsung, which is a marked incrse from the $7+ billion deal last year.

But this article also included  few details that I’m sure Apple would rather have kept hidden. Here’s the part that has the blogosphere all abuzz:

“The contract is expected to rise to $11 billion by the end of this year as Apple is planning to release a smaller iPad, probably with a 7.85-inch screen, and to sell more of its MacBook Air PCs using Samsung’s faster solid state drive (SSD) storage,” the official said.

Some of the rumors suggest that the iPadling is coming this fall. Will you buy one?

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