Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:18 UTC
Apple Both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, the usual means through which Apple itself spreads rumours, have reported that a 7" iPad will be launched coming October. It's pretty obvious why Apple would leak this information now - to hinder the launch of the Nexus 7. According to Gruber, it would sport a 7.85" 1024x768 display - quite a step down from the 1280x800 7" display on the Nexus. Still, this is about the operating system, not specifications, so it doesn't matter all that much. I wonder what Jobs would think of this 7" tablet. Oh wait.
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Comment by Tony Swash
by Tony Swash on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:33 UTC
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

"I wonder what Jobs would think of this 7" tablet. Oh wait."

I think he would have said what he said about video on an iPod - it won't work - until Apple decides it can and then it does.

I wonder if they will do a mini-iPad, if they do they will probably pull the ground from under the Google and Amazon efforts (both of which I think would have performed feebly in the market anyway) and that just leaves Surface, Microsoft's last great chance to to stay relevant. It's certainly going to be an interesting few months as the next year could pretty much determine the tablet market for years to come. If Apple's iPad is still as dominant and growing in a year then that may pretty much wrap the tablet market up for the foreseeable future.

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RE: Comment by Tony Swash
by REM2000 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 06:55 in reply to "Comment by Tony Swash"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

Steve was right, video didn't work on the iPod, it was only with the introduction of the iPod touch that video became workable on the mobile device.

Id be very surprised if apple releases a 7" iPad, it goes against the anti fragmentation and the consistent message of Steve/apple that there is no market for 7" iPad

Watching many of the all things d and other interviews when pushed regarding an apple phone in 2004/05 Steve listed reasons why it wouldn't work, namely the carriers, however with the 7" he was adamant that it just wouldnt work, apple also is a company that provides a very focused bunch of products as they have see cross product cannibalisation in other companies.

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RE[2]: Comment by Tony Swash
by MOS6510 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 13:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by Tony Swash"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I always take my iPod Classic on holiday to watch series and movies (and play poker during flight). It's the only time of year I use it.

An iPod touch gives a better viewing experience, but the Classic has much more storage.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Do you really want to get into all of the things Steve Jobs and Apple said were terrible ideas at one point, then did later? Smart people allow their minds to be changed in the face of overwhelming evidence. Stupid people do not.

I know that I've certainly said and really believed some really stupid things in the past, when I didn't have much evidence to go by.

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RE[2]: Comment by Tony Swash
by Radio on Thu 5th Jul 2012 15:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by Tony Swash"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

That is why it might be the first fake scoop by the WSJ/Bloomberg. There is no 7" iPad int he pipe, they are just spreading uncertainty and doubt to harm Nexus 7 sales.

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RE: Comment by Tony Swash
by dsmogor on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:37 in reply to "Comment by Tony Swash"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

And we forget Jobs (sadly) no longer makes decisions.

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