Apple has begun mass production of the rumoured iPad Mini

Apple iPad Production Line The WSJ is reporting that Apple has ramped up to full production of it's rumoured iPad Mini ahead of an expected media event this month to announce the device.

"Apple Inc.'s Asian component suppliers have started mass production of a new tablet computer smaller than the current iPad, people with knowledge of the situation said, as the Silicon Valley company tries to stay competitive against rivals such as Google Inc. GOOG -0.63% and Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.56% that are offering smaller, less-expensive alternatives to the iPad."