Apple is beginning to test a smaller iPad, with a screen around the size of 8-inches, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The iPad maker is reportedly working with its component parts suppliers in Asia to test the smaller iPad, although that is no guarantee that Apple would market the device.
Apple founder Steve Jobs had stated late in 2010 that smaller iPads were near useless unless you could “use sandpaper” to file down your fingers. The current iPad has a 9.7-inch screen. And the new iPad 3, expected to be unveiled at an Apple event March 7, should have the larger, 9.7-inch screen, and will include a 4G version, said the WSJ recently.
We’ve long stated here that the impact of a 7-inch iPad on the car AV market would be significant.
Analysts said a smaller iPad would help Apple compete against devices such as the 7-inch Kindle Fire.
Source: The Wall Street Journal