An 8" iPad in the Works?

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  1. pbrauer

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    So if Apple were to come too late to the table with an 8" iPad would Samsung paper-bomb them with restraining orders? The question may not be as odd as it seems. Rumors out of Taipei are talking about new test versions of the iPad circulating with an 8" form factor, significantly different from the standard 9.7" screen we have become used to.

    Rumors from the region state that Apple is working with screen makers including Taiwan-based AU Optronics and LG Display and of South Korea to supply the test panels. If these devices make it to the market they would significantly increase the portfolio for Apple, falling in between the iPhone and iPad forms. As a standard practice it is not uncommon for Apple to try a couple of different configurations out, and this would place the iPad directly in competition with the devices from Samsung and Amazon. No real details other than size are available, but it is definitely something to keep our eyes on!

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    Not sure about restraining orders, but maybe apple is beginning to feel the heat. Even Amazon is openly targeting it in ads now...

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    Kind of ironic seeing how Steve Jobs said there were no need for a smaller tablet

    Ironic how he thought a 7 inch was dead weight and Apple Dev team thinks otherwise

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    Has Steve been wrong before?

    Maybe when he was around his opinions were enough to shape the market and its users. Without him the tablet world is surely different...
     
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    This is a perfect time for apple to come out with another line of tablet. Up until now they really haven't had a lot of variation in the tablet space. I was actually thinking about that yesterday. Ironic timing. And yes, there will always be some type of restraining order / issue with a new product lol.
     
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    Like so many things. I will believe it when I see it.

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