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

I think you're trying to grind an axe with Steve, which is fun, but I hope you're not missing the larger point which almost everyone in society does these days ( and probably other days too).

It is wise to change one's position after further reflection leads one to a different conclusion. That change in position should not be derided, but celebrated.

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