Currys and PC World have listed an unidentified Apple product on their prediction lists of hot-sellers for Christmas - fuelling rumours over the possibility of an iPad Mini tablet.
The 'mystery' Apple product was listed at number four in the two vendor's yearly Christmas top 10 list, but neither offered any specifics on what the new mystery product would be.
However, speaking to V3 at the unveiling event in London, a Curry's spokesperson hinted that it believes the mystery product will be a miniature version of Apple's iPad.
"[It's] definitely not the new iPhone, I think we're talking about a smaller iPad," they said.
At the time of publication Apple had not responded to V3's request for comment.
Rumours of the iPad Mini first emerged in July when Bloomberg said "sources familiar with the matter" had confirmed Apple was developing a smaller version of the iPad.
The sources reportedly indicated that the screen would be roughly between 7in and 8in in diameter and would be due to arrive by the end of the year in an effort to compete with the Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7 device.
The report indicated that the device would not use the Retina display hardware Apple offers in its current iPad and iPhone lines.
As well as revealing their suspicions of a new Apple product, the two vendors also predicted that Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet would be released in the UK in time for Christmas.
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