There are rumors wondering about the possibility of Apple coming with a 7’’ tablet model into its line-up. It’s also stated that it could be positioned in the iPod touch category. The concept is not new; the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs has presented the idea in one of his presentations from October 2011.
“Apple has done extensive user testing and we really understand this stuff…There are clear limits on how close you can place things on a touchscreen, which is why we think 10 inch is the minimum screen size to create great tablet apps…One naturally thinks that a 7-inch screen would offer 70 per cent of the benefits of a 10-inch screen…this is far from the truth. Seven-inch screens are 45 per cent as large as an iPad”.
Being Mini or not, iPads will continue to outrun PC sales. It’s predicted than even more users would embrace the Apple tablet trend, docking their iPads to keyboards.
With Apple coming with a smaller version of the iPad, it could take on Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire. A 7-inch iPad mini would cost between $249 and $300 and studies show that the reasons for buying one are: “more accessible to carry” and because they “love Apple products and always buy the company’s latest and greatest products.”
Whether a new device with a screen between the size of an iPad and iPod touch will hit soon hit the market store it remains to be seen and maybe the word “Mini” doesn’t refer to size but simply to the lower price point.