Apple is Working on an 8-inch iPad [WSJ]

Posted February 14, 2012 at 3:35pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8653 views

The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Apple is qualifying suppliers for an 8-inch tablet.

Officials at some of Apple's suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has shown them screen designs for a new device with a screen size of around 8-inches, and said it is qualifying suppliers for it. Apple's latest tablet, the iPad 2, comes with a 9.7-inch screen. It was launched last year.

One person said the smaller device will have a similar resolution screen as the iPad 2. Apple is working with screen makers including Taiwan-based AU Optronics Co. and LG Display Co. of South Korea to supply the test panels, the person said.

Apple tests new designs all the time and could decide not to release device; however, it has long been rumored that the company will release a smaller tablet to compete with the likes of the Amazon Kindle and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Most recently, Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research, made the prediction that Apple will launch a 7-inch iPad, though not at the early March event.

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Tdtran1025 - February 14, 2012 at 6:41pm
It would be great to have screen resolution of 1600x1200, and price reduction of $100.
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 14, 2012 at 6:51pm
How about $100 reduction of iPads 2?
Sasha - February 14, 2012 at 8:16pm
Ya i saw some where they did -$70 on iPad 2’s thats kind a what u want right?
Sasha - February 14, 2012 at 8:22pm
here it is the info & the link Meijer Discounts iPad 2 By $70 Ahead of Expected iPad 3 Meijer has slashed the in-store price of the 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi by $70 ahead of the expected iPad 3 release, reports AppleInsider. The chain announced the sale in its weekly ad for the week of February 12 - 18, noting that it runs only while supplies last and does not include rain checks or substitutions. A separate listing on the company's website lists the $429 price as lasting until Feb. 25 and notes that the iPad 2 deal is only available in stores.
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 15, 2012 at 6:11am
No good for those not in USA
Adam - February 14, 2012 at 6:14pm
This rumor again.......
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 14, 2012 at 3:47pm
One word: Bollocks!
Its true, it is bollocks - February 14, 2012 at 4:31pm
I agree, must be a slow news day
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 14, 2012 at 5:27pm
Very freakin slow ! What , Obama has nothing more do now he killed Osama?
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