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″ 1024×768 display – quite a step down from the 1280×800 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.