Apple readying a 7-inch iPad?
1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
it was Jobs vision that the ipad would be to small not cook's, not favoring apple at all (i hate apple actually) just stating a fact
12. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I think what kills any intelligent comment is this idiotic need to point out that you hate a company. Nothing about your comment said that you favored or disliked Apple. It was an excellent point without the stupid disclaimer.
At any rate, I think everyone should understand that as much as Apple honors the memory and leadership of Steve Jobs, the ship has a new captain. We can see a few changes already in marketing and even with how the company is presented publicly. This is the Cook Era. The Jobs Era is over...
13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
that is quite true. However plans are made a few years in advance, so the jobs era isnt going to be completely over just yet. Its less of a hard devision between one leader and the next, and more of a fade in/out. Most of what apple is currently doing techwise was more than likely planned like 2 years ago, like most companies. The road maps cant change that drastically even with a new leader. But, in the end, the ony one who knows is Cook.
2. tedkord (Posts: 6762; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
If true, how far along are they? These things are in the pipeline LONG before a prototype pops out. Unless this is still in the idea phase, I doubt it's true. Steve Jobs stated that a 7-inch tablet was a non-starter, and his pride would never allow him to reverse course so publicly.
This could only be Tim Cook's baby, and if it is, it's at least a year off.
3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i think i will be an analyst, i also am fully capable of creating baseless rumors centered around a device that solely exists in my imagination. lets try it now.
according to analyst squallz506, apple is readying a tablet that is powered by plutonium 238 similar to the power source in the NASA mars rover curiosity.
4. rf1975 (Posts: 252; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Ha ha haaa, You are so funny man. Better you file a patent application for this plutonium 238 cell battery. Because apple already has filed a patent application for fuel cell. And in future if apple use any kind of nuclear cell you can sue them in the court.
6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
lol nuclear battery thats really encouraging to buy apple xD watch out its worse than antenna gate its worse than battery gate its nuclear gate! you heat your phone up to much your all dead! and that really would make your radiation level go sky high
9. tedkord (Posts: 6762; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Steve Jobs did vow to go nuclear to destroy Android. This is just his dream coming to fruition. Since twice as many people (and growing) choose Android as iOS, his only option was to wipe out 2/3 of the population in a nuclear holocaust.
19. axllebeer (Posts: 268; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Sure the user might get a few radiation burns on their face and hands but that will be a new feature for Apple. When it heats up do to reception issues it will just burn a new whole through the side of the phone to make way for better reception! Ahh and Apple thought of it so it must be good. :)
On a side note, If there was a 7" iPad, I think they would sell like hotcakes. Love the size of my BB PlayBook.
5. ryan5609 (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
I'll believe it when I see it. I am sure the price will easily be over $400 for their 7 incher. That will make it extremely difficult for me to purchase the 7 in. iPad over the $250 Tegra 3 Asus MeMo 370T. There is no way Apple will come anywhere near that price.
8. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
If people find it more handy, than they will double the price to squeeze the pennies out of anyone. People will still buy it.
15. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i totes forgots abouts the asus memo 370t. that tab just might be my first tab and my first asus product if it can pull through. tegra 3 and 1gb ram on a 7inch 1280*800 IPS display shipping with ICS. FOR $250!!!
22. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
why would people buy a porsches, mercedez, lexus, bmw etc when they can buy kia, dodge, chevy, ford??? cuz some people just want a quality product that wont lose its value in a year.
They also feel better owning one.
7. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
A 7" Ipad will create competition between the two models, Apple won't take that risk but it could be posible who knows......!!!
10. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
This isn't gong to happen so don't even think of a 7 inch tablet from apple
11. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1702; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
yea Apples not that stupid, the less options they give the better for them
14. andro. (Posts: 1986; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
What what what??? A 7 inch tablet???? This changes everything again o.m.g!!
16. thinking (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
Don't samsung have a patent on the 7" size? Does this mean apple is stealing from Samsung (by apple's own way of interpreting things)?
17. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Apple is currently and in the past offered a limited selection of devices by size...
ipod nano (and that mini one without a screen)
Current Iphone 3/4 varients
Though with their current marketshare the only reason why they would offer 7" is due to the Kindle Fire success.
As for roadmaps etc... I think apple could whip up a 7" pretty quickly if they needed/wanted to.
The question comes down to... Does apple think the Kindle Fire is a threat?
20. axllebeer (Posts: 268; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Kindle a threat? My thinking exactly. Someone proved they can sell a successful 7" tab. Now Apple wants a piece...
18. cvillaf1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Seeing how the market is growing for the 7 inch pads…Sure 7 inchers are very comfortable and they are easier to take along when you compare to a 10 incher. Apple apparently wants a piece of the cake but what will we see…another stale pad, No efforts to make it look better, obligate you to buy apps from them. Don’t get me wrong…Apple is good but these are some features that have people turning heads and choosing ANDROID. printernetandmore.blogspot.com