Our sights are firmly set on the, but Apple might have another big unveil coming later in the year. Or rather, a smaller one, if rumours are to be believed.
Because the Cupertino company may lift the lid on a 7.85-inch iPad this autumn, according to rumours from DigiTimes. The Taipei-based website cites a supply chain source for the rumour, and it's far from the first time we've heard such talk.
This is the first we've heard about a price though. It could cost just $249 (£156), according to DigiTimes.
We've heard talk of a smaller iPad for quite some time now, so could there be some truth in the rumours? This most recent one squares with what we heard back in iPad 2, meaning existing apps will work fine without having to be rejigged.about the 7.85-inch iPad having the same 1,024x768-pixel screen resolution as the
Just a couple of weeks ago came news Apple was reportedly Amazon's Kindle Fire, the mini tab that's proved there's a market for a cheaper tablet that doesn't look .. This smaller size and lower price could hint Apple's trying to see off the threat from
Steve Jobs once, but then he also poured scorn on netbooks not long before Apple released what many say is its . With a very Apple price tag, of course.
A cheaper iPad 2 is also expected next week. If that's the case, a smaller iPad could well be in the works, as Apple looks to lighten the wallets of those considering a Kindle Fire.
Apple may well alsoat the event next Wednesday.
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