From previous Apple was looking for something new and was thinking to bring in something new in the market which can beat out it’s competitors. The competitors of Apple’s iPad have introduced many small size tablets of 7.5” and less than that. The best example we can see if of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The Amazon Kindle Fire is total of 7” with multi-touch display and all the features that a user wants to see in a small sized tablet. It got WIFI, USB Port, Cloud Storage, on device storage and much more. When it was released in the market so Amazon thought that it would beat the hell out of iPad 2.
After the financial results the result was clear that Amazon couldn’t beat iPad 2 in competition. Somehow the sales were much better of the Amazon Kindle Fire. A part from Kindle Fire, there is Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 another competitor in the market against Apple. The size of the tab is 10.1” that is almost few inches bigger than iPad 2. The iPad 2 is 9.50” tall. Apple chose the design that much big because it was perfectly fitting for the Apps resolution on the iPad.
To compete with the other competitors, Apple was planning for a Mini-iPad from past few months. The rumors about the Mini-iPad surfaced last year and were surfing this years starting also. Rumors are always rumors. The day before WSJ (Wall Street Journal) made one of the rumors a confirmation regarding the Mini-iPad by Apple and the size is said to be 8”.
The WSJ says:
“Officials at some of Apple’s suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has shown them screen designs for a new device with a screen size of around 8-inches, and said it is qualifying suppliers for it. Apple’s latest tablet, the iPad 2, comes with a 9.7-inch screen. It was launched last year.
One person said the smaller device would have a similar resolution screen as the iPad 2. Apple is working with screen makers including Taiwan-based AU Optronics CO. and LG Display Co. of South Korea to supply the test panels, the person said.”
Till now Apple is only testing the mini-iPad with only with suppliers and not looking forward for a public release or sending them in production. Interestingly, Apple is succeeding suppliers for the 8” iPad.
The 8” iPad will be a great challenge for Apple because they have never compromised on the design ad the features in past. The time will tell about what Apple will be coming up with.
Apple must be planning for the Mini-iPad, 8” tablet; on the other hand they got the iPad 3 ready for the March 7th release. The iPad 3’s are said to be in production since the beginning of January and few days back many leaks of the parts surfaced on the Internet.
So what will be your expectations from the iPad 3 and the iPad-Mini?