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

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Mar 1, 2012.

By Maura on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:20 AM
  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]


Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Mar 1, 2012.

    1. mmoden
      Man this is a superb news!! :)
    2. freebirdforever
      Hmm..... Interesting if true. Steve Jobss... Dislike of the 7 inch form factor was well documented. Odd.

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    3. A.K
      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
    4. Hayles66
      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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    5. thewitt
      Not gonna happen.
    6. seikooc
      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....
    7. Hayles66
      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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    8. Slimseven
      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.
    9. Slimseven
      Excuse me above...meant to write Of course they will sell ...

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