Apple testing 7-inch screens for iPad mini, says report

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Oct 19, 2011
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  1. Reports out of Taiwan indicate that Apple could be looking to manufacture a 7-inch iPad in the near future. The United Daily News believes that Samsung and AU Optronics have…

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  2. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,073   +428

    Definitely would not buy unless its like $150
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Called it...
  4. The report says that?? I didn't know reports could speak!
    Transformers, reports in disguiiiiiise *whoo whoo whoo whooooosh*
  5. so when can i camp and line up to the store?
  6. or could it be the screen for the new iPhone 5...
  7. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    it only makes sense that they make an iPad mini. they already have an iPad nano...oh wait that's the iPod touch...
  8. Perhaps Tim will piss all over Jobs' grave while he's at it. That said, Jobs was wrong on this one, 7 inches if a pretty good size (no sexual innuendo intended).
  9. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I know allot of people that said the iPad was too big (mainly girls) and liked the size of the 7" galaxy tab but didn't quite like the how it operated, so this decrease in size and cost could be a winner, actually lets face its Apple so it will be.
  10. doesn't matter who thinks its wrong or right or too small or too big, there is a market for it and it would sell like hotcakes.
  11. I think the current iPad size is good. I hope they do not make a 7" size. That just feels like bloated smartphone. Really, why would anyone carry a smartphone and a 7" tablet? Especially when smartphones are nearly reaching 5" (4.7" HTC Titan). 10" is a big enough difference that it actually makes sense and having 2 screen sizes for the iPad just makes things unnecessarily more complex for developers.
  12. Better yet make the regular Ipad $250. There is no need for 7". Its to small. I'll just use my phone. 10" seems to be just about right or even a little bigger would be nice.
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    You are probably correct, and I don't know much/any about 7" screen sizes and who makes them. But, if they could keep the resolution the same (just higher pixel density) then it wouldn't change things for devs.
  14. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    Has anyone seen that "Innotab" for kids? It's pathetic and priced at $80. Ipad needs a kid friendly version and smaller screen would allow for lots of bumber space.

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