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  • 6-inch MiniPad (or MaxiPod) Coming in Fall?


    Despite Steve Jobs's repeated avowals to the contrary, reports persist of a smaller form-factor tablet. The latest spate of rumors take a new tack on the idea, however: rather than being a small iPad, the new 5- to 7-inch device might in fact be a large iPhone, sized to compete with not only small tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the BlackBerry PlayBook, but also larger smartphones like the Dell Streak.

    Ming-Chi Kuo, the Concord Securities analyst formerly with the Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, told AppleInsider that Apple is looking into a mid-sized iOS device that it would bring to market possibly as soon as fall 2011. With a screen somewhere in between 5 and 7 inches, Kuo said he was "not sure" if the new device would released as a small iPad or a large iPhone/iPod touch. A separate report by a Czech blogger, citing two independent sources, claims that Apple is working on a large iPod touch with a screen size of about six inches.

    Steve Jobs has made statements denying a smaller iPad is in the works, but it's important to bear in mind that Apple has been known to make pronouncements that it later contradicted. Jobs savaged 7-inch tablets as "tweeners' that are "too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad" at an investor conference call last year. However, Jobs also said Apple would never make an iPod that could play videos and mocked tablets as being worthless for doing anything other than surfing the web in the bathroom. If Apple feels there is a market in something, they'll almost certainly go after it rather than leave it to competitors.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 6-inch MiniPad (or MaxiPod) Coming in Fall? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by skizo View Post
      Oh, c'mon MMI; you know darn well this isn't factual or news.

      Have you already forgotten about Steve Jobs' bashing of the 7" screens? No way in hell is he gonna release a 6" model.

      So let me get this straight? Apple is going to release a 4.3" iPhone and a 6" iPad? Get real.

      Until you start releasing legitimate news, I'm done with this place.
      SOOOO many people talk about Steve Job's bashing something as if that means it will NEVER make it to an Apple product. It has before... MANY TIMES! Not to say it will this time, but your reasoning doesn't stand.

      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      I know more than you ever will.
      Android Honeycomb is the tablet OS and it looks soo much nicer than iOS so I do know what I'm talking about
      FWIW there a replenty that would take a 7" tablet, even if the guy you are responding to was a bit harsh. Plenty of people are buying the nook color and installing custom froyo on it for that very reason. Smaller screen means lowering the costs and people like that. There certainly is a market for tablets that are actually under $500 base price...
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Rumors rumors rumors...
      Steve Jobs said the same about netbooks being no good and here we got an 11"MacBook air it's closer to a netbook IMHO so a 5-6" iPod touch ain't to far off either IMHO


      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi
    1. Rios1er's Avatar
      Rios1er -
      I will be laughing at everyone who says apple won't release this!!!.
      Plans and ideas change constantly.
      And I wouldn't doubt it if they did release something like this I would definitely pick one up if ever released...
    1. southpointchrysler's Avatar
      southpointchrysler -
      Quote Originally Posted by skizo View Post
      Oh, c'mon MMI; you know darn well this isn't factual or news.

      Have you already forgotten about Steve Jobs' bashing of the 7" screens? No way in hell is he gonna release a 6" model.

      So let me get this straight? Apple is going to release a 4.3" iPhone and a 6" iPad? Get real.

      Until you start releasing legitimate news, I'm done with this place.
      You also know that Steve jobs bashed tablets too, right?
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      I like the Mini port but Don't care for the Size. 6inches for a tablet? I'd be better off getting Dell's DUO then, and using my Current iPad as a Secondary Display for my Laptop.
    1. Re-Cre4ted's Avatar
      Re-Cre4ted -
      IF this is real (what I doubt) I think it won't reach to much people because the iPad (1) is very expensive (in Europe almost €600) and a lot of people rather buy Android Tabled like Galaxy Tab for €400 and my opinion of the iPad is that it is a oversized iPod with 3g... BUT I can understand that other people like this but I don't think apple would ever change the plug-in of the iDevice not even if Steve thinks it is a good idea
    1. huangzuoyuan3's Avatar
      huangzuoyuan3 -
      Mini-USB? I don't think apple'll add this feature.And I think 6'' is to small.
    1. derekthered's Avatar
      derekthered -
      If their alleged plan is to make the iPad a bit smaller or the iPhone a bit bigger I'm fine with that, and would be interested in upgrading to either.

      If it turns out they're adding a device to sit between the two in size and price then I feel like that would just be too many versions of essentially very similar products.

      It's hard enough for most people to wrap their heads around needing both an iPad, let alone if you throw a maxipod into the mix.
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      No they won't release a smaller iPad. No one wants a 7" tablet anyway.
      The three big tablets this year will be iPad 2, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola Xoom.
      100% agreed.
      No more talk on this subject. This guy narrowed it down for us.
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Maxipad
      Lol curse my vast imagination :P
      On the other hand small iPhones small iPads I'm stumped
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Not so fast people...the Apple TV 2 has a micro USB port...AND??? The future is change...who know's until it comes out :]
    1. Tfost's Avatar
      Tfost -
      I would totally buy this. That's all I could think of to say
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      There certainly is a market for this. The pricing would be a factor though.
    1. He'sBACK's Avatar
      He'sBACK -
      i wouldn't mind a 7ish inch iPad...

      and them changing to a miniUSB is highly unlikely.
      it'd almost be pointless.

      honestly i'd probably buy a 7inch before a 10inch, i'd have to check it out at an apple store first probably.. to see which one i'd like more. i already know that they're putting in cameras which was one of the reasons i was holding off on buying one.