If they have good evidence they will sell, they will make them. The OLED screens are on the list of things that Apple wants, but given the high rate of rejects with standard touch screens, and the problems keeping up with demand, there is no way that Apple can afford to go with them.
I dont think the smaller versions will sale, as everyone states the iPod takes this class. I'd rather see the next version have a few more options we've talked about rather then a different screen size selections.
Apple stated in their original iPad keynote that Apple wanted to make a device that's more portable/functional than a netbook, bigger and more powerful than a smartphone, but not as complicated or built for heavy computing like a desktop or laptop. Apple wanted to make a third partition in the portable computing market - going from a smartphone and laptop market and turning it into a smartphone, ultraportable/slate, and laptop market. I highly doubt Apple wants to further saturate and diversify that market by adding yet another device that will, most likely, appeal to a very small number of people. Has anyone ever actually said "man I wish I had an Apple product that was bigger than my iPod touch but smaller than my iPad"?
It just doesn't make any sense, business, economical, logical, or otherwise.
I see NO use for a in between size! The Touch excels at super portability, and the Ipad excels at super usability. A smaller Ipad would have neither trait! Surely Jobs knows that?
I don't see that making a smaller version has any advantages, I already have an Ipod, so the Mini market is sewed up for this device. Now I would love to see a 12 inch version come out! With a bit more ram and multi-tasking I would be in heaven.
Well hopefully get at least multitasking soon as for a bigger screen I think the current iPad has the perfect sized screen.
What would a smaller Ipad mean for the Ipod touch? Unless they're planning to replace that line with the Ipad mini. I don't see where it makes sense otherwise, seeing that the high end touch is about $150 less than the low end( meaning in storage of course) Ipad. Where would a Mini fit in there, unless they rearrange their entire pricing model?