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8-inch iPad has no Advantage besides Price

Feb 15 2012, 9:09am CST | by , in Rumors | Apple

8-inch iPad has no Advantage besides Price
 
 

New rumors about Apple testing a smaller display iPad trigger discussion about usefulness.

Yesterday we carried a rumor from the WSJ saying that Apple is testing a 8-inch iPad. This was not something new, as we heard about Apple testing different display sizes all along. The interesting thing is that Apple has always said 9.7-inch is ideal. Now the discussion of an iPad nano are swirling through the tech blog world.

For me a smaller iPad is not interesting. I use it mostly at home. Also 8-inch would still not make it fit in any pocket of my clothes. It would still require me to carry it in a bag. So if it is not more portable, why need one? Price is the only reason I can think of. To compete with the low cost 7-inch tablets out there an $299 8-inch iPad would do the trick. I am though not sure if that's a big motivation for Apple.

My take is that Apple is not releasing a smaller iPad anytime soon. The iPad 3 is next and it will have a 9.7-inch retina display. Apple will announce it on March 7. This will be the Apple tablet for the next 12 months.

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