Probably, Apple Corporation is preparing a mini version of their iPad. As per information from the industry herald DigiTimes, according to the components’ suppliers, a diagonal display of the budget iPad will be 7.85 inches, while the current model has 9.7 inches.
DigiTimes informers assigned the release of smaller version of the iPad in the third quarter of next year. According to rumors, LG Display and AU Optronics are potential suppliers of LCD panels.
If Apple is not going to change its tradition, then the iPad mini (it can be called so) will enter the market earlier than the elder model of the third generation.
Reference sources of publications agree that the miniature iPad will be Apple’s answer to the growing consumers demand for devices with a small form factor. We may reckon that these devices are the cheap tablet Kindle Fire from Amazon with the of diagonal size of 7 inches or 5.3-inch Galaxy Note from Samsung that are available on the market.
If the mini-version of the iPad will be really launched, then correspondent solution of the current Apple CEO, Tim Cook, will be taken against Steve Jobs’ opinion. Let us remind you that on October 2010, currently deceased co-founder gave a devastating critique of tablets with 7-inch diagonal, saying that it is inconvenient to use them.
“Apple conducted an extensive testing of user interfaces for many years, and we really know what we’re talking about. There are clear limits on how close you can physically place elements on the touch screen, so users can easily tap them, scroll or move. This is one of the key reasons why we think that 10 inches – is the minimum size of screens that are needed for creation of stunning tablet applications, “- said Jobs those days.
According to his opinion, within a set of a 7-inches tablet, sandpaper should be included – to file fingers in finish to a smaller size.