I think there is a market for 7, 10, and 12 tablets, but the sweet spot is probably 10. I would like to see Apple make several models, and then let the people choose the size they like. Then everyone is happy.
I don't understand why the other manufactures like Dell and Samsung are making smaller tablets (5 and 7). I think they would be better off copying the current iPad, put Android on it and sell it for a couple hundred less. They would still make money and would sell millions.
IMHO i don't think apple will release 7" this year. Maybe I'm hoping apple wont. Upgraded ram and better pixel density? I can see apple release one when they announce iPad 2 next year.
Sometimes i wish my iPad is little bit smaller and lighter. Probably not as much on smaller than lighter weight. Honestly iPad is little too heavy to hold one hand and read a books or articles. Purely for reading, i don't think 7" will be too small to read. I remember how easy it was to read on small kindle.
7" with same resolution and much lighter. I think I'll purchase one and either sell this or give to my parents.
I don't believe that there are any advantages to having a 7 inch iPad, except being more portable. Now if this new 7 inch was going to have a 7 inch type retna display like the i phone 4 maybe it's real. Hawon you are right sometimes it does seem a bit heavy holding it with one Hand for a long period of time. If there trying to go more portable then yeah.
I think they might release one with a camera on the front for face time. But idk about around Christmas I think they will be pushing the new gen iPod touch. And when is that damn white iPhone gonna come out!