This sounds a bit crazy, but ya never know! According to the Daily Telegraph, DigiTimes Research analyst Mingchi Kuo has said that Apple is planning to come out with a more compact version of the iPad in the first quarter of 2011. Kuo says that the â€œiPad miniâ€ will have a screen somewhere between 5in and 7in long, compared to the iPadâ€™s 9.7in screen. Kuo also says that the screen will cost less than $400, and would marketed as a highly portable reading device. Kuo says that he is making these somewhat surprising predictions based on information that has been passed on to him by his sources in the component manufacturing industry. Anything is possible I guess, but with iBooks just having been announced for iPhone OS 4, surely that means that Apple considers the iPhone and iPod touch to be their â€œhighly portable reading devicesâ€?
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net