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: Comment by Tony Swash
by REM2000 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 06:55 UTC 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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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

More importantly, Jobs clearly doesn't think 3.5 inches is too small for the iPhone so what was he really saying?

Jobs was saying that for tablets, whatever size, to take off they need apps that include more UI and functionality than their smartphone counterparts and that trying to squeeze that into what was available as a 7" screen two years ago and/or just using the same apps as on smartphones wouldn't cut it.

Now, two years later, Apple already has a huge base of tablet apps and 7" screens are available with higher ppis so they can support the same resolutions as 10" screens were able to two years ago.

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RE[3]: Comment by Tony Swash
by Radio on Thu 5th Jul 2012 15:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Tony Swash"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

But you are not the genius, universally, revolutionary Steve Jobs, whose insight was miles ahead of us miscreants, whose vision was clear and hard as diamond, and who single-handedly changed everything, and changed everything. Again.

Also, it was not something he ranted in a bar after his fifth daiquiri. It was his assesment, and he was adamant: 7" tablet where "dead on arrival", that "the screen is too small to express the software" and Apple is "a software driven company, we think about the software strategies first", and that those tablets should come with sandpaper so that user could file their fingers.

Also, see:
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/05/25/dalrymple-ipad-mini
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/12/29/digitimes
http://daringfireball.net/2012/02/apple_should_be_worried
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/12/30/bray-tablets
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/02/02/sterling
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/08/29/sentence

Edited 2012-07-05 15:41 UTC

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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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