Supply of iPad Mini with Retina ramps up to 4M -- report

Apple increased its orders of iPad Minis in November after clearing some bottlenecks in production, report says.

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Apple's iPad Mini with Retina Display shipments are up in November, according to a new report.

Apple has upped its iPad Mini orders to 4 million units in November after clearing some bottlenecks in production, DigiTimes reported on Wednesday, citing people in the company's supply chain.

The iPad Mini with Retina Display has been hit with low supply after Apple had issues getting enough Retina Displays, DigiTimes says. The iPad Air, meanwhile, benefited from a longer preparation time and, therefore, didn't suffer the same problems.

There's no way to know for sure whether Apple's iPad Mini orders have indeed hit the 4 million mark. DigiTimes has a spotty record when it comes to rumors, meaning this report should be taken with a hefty helping of salt.

Still, the iPad Mini with Retina's supply issues have been well-documented, and several reports have claimed Apple is working hard to break the logjam in production. If the DigiTimes story is to be believed, that effort is going well.

CNET has contacted Apple for comment on the DigiTimes report. We will update this story when we have more information.