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7" Apple iPad unlikely to arrive in 2012

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Dec 2011, 08:10

The iPad rumor mill has already started churning as the March-April timeframe when Apple updates its tablet offering is coming closer…

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posted on 23 Dec 2011, 08:16

1. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)

Its not like people are skipping the iPad because its too big. Having a 7" and a 10" is pointless if it is not strongly desired.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 08:30 1

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

if they do release a 7-incher, will they have to resize those existing 9.7" iPad-optimized apps? if this is the case, there will be no 7-incher..

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 09:23

5. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I just assumed they would keep the resolution/screen use the same and increase the pixel density. It's not like there aren't 7" XGA displays out there. Shrinking everything to 70% would affect the user experience though, something Apple is not likely to do.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 14:30

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

i think what they would do is keep the same resolution thats on the current ipad and then double the res on the bigger ipad.. then it would all be somewhat uniform and the apps would already be there for all of them.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 08:32

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Could be iPad Mini

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 08:37 1

4. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

The iPad is a huge success and a major hit. Leave the device alone and concentrate on the specifications internally rather than making a smaller size.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 10:58 2

6. samda (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

completely senseless claims from apple, if you ask me.
their most successful product has a 3.5 inch screen and USES THE SAME SOFTWARE as their 9.7inch product.

I think the real problem is with apple's screen ratio, which is simply clumsy on a 7inch.

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 14:51

9. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

I still don't understand where the iPad has it's place, I mean this is literally a toy right? I mean you have the iPhone for portable communication, and Macbook for a portable computer. That pretty much covers all of our needs right? Besides having this iPad in the dashboard of a car, I can't see any good use for it.

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