Apple's cooking up an iPad mini ready for an autumn release, according to reports currently doing the rounds.
Rumours of a smaller iPad have been circulating for years, but while I've no doubt that a smaller version of the iPad would prove popular, would it really be in Apple's best interests to release one?
The company is, and by making kit with different screen sizes, it means more work for app developers, which could lead to the kind of fragmentation that afflicts .
Furthermore, Steve Jobs was dismissive of the idea of a smaller tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab or Amazon's Kindle Fire are useless unless they come with sandpaper, "so that users can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size."that 7-inch tablets like the
Ouch. But Apple will likely be eyeing up the Windows 8 competition as Microsoft preps its touchscreen-ready operating system. I'm excited to see what manner of tablets Windows 8 produces, though the only one to really be detailed so far is the . Somehow I don't think that'll be giving Apple bosses too many sleepless nights.
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