Bloomberg: The iPad Mini is Coming

Posted July 3, 2012 at 11:39pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 14669 views

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple will indeed release a smaller cheaper iPad by year-end.

The new model will have a screen that's 7 inches to 8 inches diagonally, less than the current 9.7-inch version, said the people, who asked not to be identified because Apple hasn't made its plans public. The product, which Apple may announce by October, won't have the high-definition screen featured on the iPad that was released in March, one of the people said.

Earlier today another report from China said Apple is working on an iPad mini that will cost $249-299 and feature a 7.85-inch Sharp IGZO display panel.

With Google's recent announcement of the Nexus 7 tablet, many believe Apple may be more likely to release smaller iPad to protect its market share.

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King - July 5, 2012 at 3:26am
I take my iPad everywhere I go, and I'm happy that it has a big screen. I see no reason of apple releasing a smaller version of iPad
GeniusBar=GayBar - July 4, 2012 at 8:08pm
It will be called "The NEW Giant iPhone"
Lolhaha - July 4, 2012 at 12:05pm
Lol haha you wont see it coming. If apple produce 7' ipad it will affect ipod touch sales.
Justabrake - July 4, 2012 at 11:53am
It's the only thing to do because if you walk in parks in NYC you'll only see people with featherweight ereaders and you won't find an iPad out there because there too big and heavy for people to lug around Apple needs a smaller and lighter iPad
Reader - July 4, 2012 at 11:44am
If you want to make that story believable, show at least a correctly scaled picture of the iPad mini. You should know that the app icons don't become smaller just because the device is smaller!
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