Apple Said to be Readying 7.85-Inch iPad for Q3 2012

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  1. Maura

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    AppleInsider reports today on a new story in DigiTimes which says that according to its sources, companies in Apple’s manufacturing chain have started to send samples of 7.85-inch iPads to Apple for verification, prior to production, which would start possibly in Q3 2012. DigiTimes’ sources say that this new, smaller iPad could retail for approximately $249-$299. At the same time, the sources say, Apple will also release an 8GB iPad 2 for $349-$399, and also drop the price of the 16GB iPad 2 to $449. As AppleInsider notes, rumours of a “mini†iPad have been rife for some time, and started to sound a little more authentic last month with a story in The Wall Street Journal that said that Apple was readying an 8-inch iPad. All of this iPad activity from Apple is at the same time as the company is readying to launch the iPad 3 on March 7.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&amp]Source: Apple rumored to begin production of 7.85" iPad in third quarter of 2012[/FONT]
     
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    Man this is a superb news!! :)
     
  3. freebirdforever

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    Hmm..... Interesting if true. Steve Jobss... Dislike of the 7 inch form factor was well documented. Odd.

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    I don't find 7 inch tabs interesting. Not big enough for a tablet. If portability is the main issue a size like galaxy note 5.3 is better. 7 inch is neither here nor there
     
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    Well, I love the screen size but I suppose that not everyone agreed with Steve jobs and with no disrespect to him, Tim is in charge now and maybe he feels the time is right to make a smaller one for people to afford to buy one. I can see that this size would appeal to some of my family so why not?

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    Not gonna happen.
     
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    Can't see it. One of the main appeals of the iPad, to me that is, is to have something bigger for decent video viewing and game playing. A smaller tablet would be playing away from the iPads strengths.... Better focusing on making something great even better....
     
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    Oh, well, we will soon know, won't we? I love the speculation, it all adds to the drama of a presentation. Reminds me of Steve Jobs and will definitely be a mixed emotions day. It will be the first time we will see Tim in full flow without the sadness.

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    It's hard to predict. Of ourselves they will sell some but can it be a mega seller or even stiff competition for fire and nook tab?
    I really don't think I want a device that size UNLESS. It has cellular capabilities. Then they got me.
    A big fat iPhone , maybe. It's prolly an inch + to big for phone status and definitely small for tablet status. Why don't they just listen to Steve.
     
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    Excuse me above...meant to write Of course they will sell ...
     
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    Agree. I think a big iPad2 price drop is what we're gonna see.

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    Well he is not here to object lmao!!!

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    I don't find that funny in any way. Apple claims to follow in Steves footsteps. They obviously would not be doing that if they produced a 7 inch tablet. Anyways...

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    I'd be interested in a 7.85 ipad. I think that would be great to have when traveling.
     
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    So would I! In the paper here today they say it may have a 20cm screen and sell for under $300.00. Quote by DigiTimes.
     

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