Apple Again Predicted to Launch a 7-Inch iPad

Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:15pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7337 views

It's again being predicted that Apple will launch a 7-inch iPad, though not at the early March event. Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research, made the prediction to Computer World.

Gottheil went out on a smaller limb for another pair of predictions, saying that he expects Apple to roll out a smaller 7-in. iPad -- though not at the upcoming event -- and perhaps tout a specially-designed wireless keyboard-case accessory for its tablet.

"I believe that's always been in the plan" said Gottheil of a small iPad, contradicting past comments by Steve Jobs. "Actually that's a good form factor for some users, and although they will also charge a premium above other similar-sized tablets, they want to protect that price flank."

A 7-inch iPad has been predicted countless times in the past. The most recent being a report from DigiTimes who said, "In order to cope with increasing market competition including the 7-inch Kindle Fire from Amazon and the launch of large-size smartphones from handset vendors, Apple has been persuaded into the development of 7.85-inch iPads."

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DanDaMan - February 11, 2012 at 6:34am
I hope this is true. If so, I would be able to toss my Galaxy Tab 7 Plus. What a piece of shi** it is. It lags and the touch is inferior to iDevices. I've been an Apple-hater forever, yet own an iPhone (hoping for the 5 to have a larger screen) and iPad. I also have a couple Android phones and, of course the Galaxy tab. Eventually Android devices will catch up but I think it'll be another year or two.
The iTerminator - February 11, 2012 at 9:04am
What a fucking nerd. What the shit do you need so many devices for? Who are you, batman? Pick up a damn book every now and then.
Tim - February 10, 2012 at 7:42pm
Would be cool to have a 7" version, but may piss off all the developers because they will need to make yet another version of their app. Be interesting to see if it becomes a reality.
Dancj - February 10, 2012 at 7:45pm
No they wouldn't - as long as they keep the resolution the same.
Justabrake - February 10, 2012 at 6:27pm
I bought the iPad 2 sold it six days later to heavy and to big 7" is the right size That I would buy and keep Apple better keep up with different sizes because Samsung is going to take over because people want to see choice people want ch
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