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7" Apple iPad is already a "finished product" and looks similar to the iPhone 4?

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There is no shortage of news regarding tablets as we've been experiencing of late, especially when the busy holiday season is just right around the corner, but there are new rumors regarding the next iteration of Apple's iPad. Based on rumors emanating from production plants in Shenzhen, China, there is a report that Apple is indeed working on a 7” sized tablet that'll embody most of the design elements in use with the iPhone 4 as opposed to the current iPad.

In fact, it appears as though that Apple already has a “finished product” for its 7” iPad, but there are apparently 5 other designs floating around to help keep prying eyes from leaking the final product. As we're beginning to see now, the sweet spot for tablets can be found in the 7” size – which is probably why Apple is trimming down with their next tablet.

Naturally, the smaller design would also translate to a cheaper price tag – which would definitely bode well for consumers as the tablet market continues to become fierce over the coming months. Since Apple firmly has a grasp on the tablet market right now, they can seemingly dictate the pricing of other competing tablets. When you look at the bigger picture, other manufacturers will need to modify the pricing of their tablets to better compete with the pricing that Apple will grace its next tablet – so yeah, it'll be intriguing to see how the market will play out.

Apple iPad Review

via Apple Insider

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. TheBrizz (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Sep 2010)

All I wanna know is if it's gonna include the Retina display.

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 18:55

2. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

Right? I think that should have been in the first iPad, but obviously, it was an introductory thing. I hope they release the next 10" with a camera though.

posted on 25 Sep 2010, 23:34

3. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

I wonder if it loses signal with a "death hug"....

posted on 04 Oct 2010, 03:51

4. arung (unregistered)

place for iphone app development, ipad app and Blackberry app

posted on 20 Nov 2010, 02:54

5. OverRatedTeen (unregistered)

Seems alright. I just hope Apple brings along PROPER updates (hardware and sofwtare) this time. Why I say this is, remember the iPhone 2G 3G and 3GS. All pretty much the same.
FEatures I hope Apple will implement in the next iPad:
>Retina Display / A super high resolution
>Front facing camera. At least better than VGA resolution.
>Rear Camera, 5mp or 3mp
>An option for Mac OSX Table edition instead of iOS.
>USB reader
>SD card slot

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