It has been reported that Apple has placed a order for 10 million (yet unreleased) iPad minis. This is because they want to release the iPad mini before christmas for the 4th Quater.
The iPad mini has not been released yet and is still a rumor. Reports say that it is going to be 7.85 inch’s and is to be released with the new lightening connector. This is all we can really say at the moment as it is still a rumor.