Saw this at PCMag.com. Would they be considering this if Steve Jobs was still around? Would you consider buying a smaller iPad?
With just weeks to go before the supposed March 7 announcement of a new iPad, the Wall Street Journal claims to have a source who confirms that Apple has been testing a new, smaller screen for its line of tablets.
A separate Journal story, meanwhile, suggests that the next iPad will have 4G LTE capabilities.
Citing “people familiar with the situation,” the report claims that in addition to testing out smaller tablet screens with Asian suppliers, Apple has actually shown off the overall design of the smaller, 8-inch tablet to a several of its manufacturing parters. Back in December there were reports that Apple had purchased 7.85-inch panels from LG Display and AU Optronics.
The late Steve Jobs is well-known for his statements deriding the notion of a smaller tablet. Has the successful launch of Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire caused Apple to rethink this position?
Read the rest: PCMag.com