Monday, July 9, 2012

Apple to introduce iPad Mini




A new round of Apple rumors and leaks are suggesting what some tech observers have been predicting for the past year: that a smaller, less expensive iPad is on the way. The talk of a 7-or-8-inch version of the popular tablet (the current model has a nearly 10-inch screen, diagonally), comes on the heels of Google announcing plans for the Nexus 7, its own smaller tablet that will be more in the mold of Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Last year, the late Steve Job’s quashed rumors of a “mini iPad,” but as iPad competitors continue to launch smaller tablets, Apple decided to follow suit.
On Wednesday, Bloomberg was quoting "two people with knowledge of the plans" who said Apple will release a smaller iPad by the end of the year.

Steve Jobs once said a 7-inch screen is not sufficient to make a good tablet. Apple\'s current leadership may disagree.
Steve Jobs once said a 7-inch screen is not sufficient to make a good tablet. Apple's current leadership may disagree.



The so far the imaginary, or at least never-seen, device has been dubbed the "iPad Mini" by speculators in light of the iPod of the same name. The sources said the gadget will have a screen between 7 and 8 inches wide, and one said that it will not have the high-definition "retina display" screen of the new iPad.

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