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Apple Housing a 7.85-inch iPad in its Labs?

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During a recent podcast for The Talk Show, host John Gruber made the claim that Apple currently has a 7.85-inch iPad in its labs. Gruber stated that he was uncertain if the device would ever see a retail release, but also noted that Apple could possibly announce the new tablet as early as WWDC. There has been a lot speculation around a smaller, budget friendly iPad being introduced to compete with Amazon’s highly successful Kindle Fire; but, as it stands, those rumors have yet to materialize.

Apple may not be the only one dipping its toes into the seven-inch tablet arena. Several reports have suggested that Google will introduce a competitively priced “Nexus” tablet of its own later this year. Does the thought of a low-priced iPad sound like something you’d buy, or do you think that Apple should maintain Steve Jobs’ philosophy on avoiding the development of smaller tablets?

[via: TheTechBlock]


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Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...


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