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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RE: Unbelievable.
by dukes on Thu 5th Jul 2012 04:23 UTC in reply to "Unbelievable."
dukes
Member since:
2005-07-06

Unbelievable. If this isn't proof that hardware manufacturers are clueless I don't know what is.

I've worked at Best Buy for 8 years now and it's common knowledge that smaller screen = worse user experience. A 7 inch iPad would never sell.

Would a 7 inch iPhone? Hell yes. Give me one of those please.

But no one in their right mind is going to buy a 7 inch iPad. I would feel ashamed even suggesting it.


The iPad is just a big iPod Touch (nobody mentions this anymore).

What's the difference between a 7-inch iPad and a 7-inch iPhone (app-wise). They are the same thing minus phone calling.

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RE[2]: Unbelievable.
by WorknMan on Thu 5th Jul 2012 04:36 in reply to "RE: Unbelievable."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

What's the difference between a 7-inch iPad and a 7-inch iPhone (app-wise).


Or a 7-inch Kindle Fire, for which Amazon has sold a shitload of.

And anyway, these rumors of a smaller iPad have been swirling for years... how much longer are people going to continue reporting on this bullshit? I mean, I'm sure it'll happen eventually, but jeez!

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RE[3]: Unbelievable.
by shotsman on Thu 5th Jul 2012 17:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Unbelievable."
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

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Or a 7-inch Kindle Fire, for which Amazon has sold a shitload of.
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In a very small corner of the world. Whilst it might be a great device but Amazon is not selling it in countries where they sell the Kindle and Kindle Touch.

So until they do, it might be the best Table in the Universe but I can't order one online nor can I go into a shop and buy one. Ergo, it is a failure just like the Zune etc.

Obviously this may change should they deem the rest of the world worthy for their wonderful device.

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