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08-03-2012, 11:48 PM #1
Steve Jobs was Interested in a Smaller iPad
In 2011, Eddie Cue, Apple’s SVP of Internet Services, apparently emailed Apple SVP of iOS, Scott Forstall mentioning that Jobs was open to the idea of a Samsung Galaxy Tab sized (7-inch) iPad Mini. The news came to light as part of the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung trial. According to Bryan Bishop from The Verge:
Forstall is shown a 2011 email from Eddy Cue, in which Cue forwarded an article that a journalist wrote about dumping the iPad after using a Galaxy Tab. Cue writes "Having used a Samsung Galaxy [Tab], i tend to agree with many of the comments below... I believe there will be a 7-inch market and we should do one. I expressed this to Steve several times since Thanksgiving and he seemed very receptive the last time."
After several months of rumors and speculation, the 7-inch iPad is believed to be announced at a media event on September 12th along with the next-generation iPhone according to recent reports. We’ll have to wait and see if this turns out to be true.
Source: The Verge
08-04-2012, 12:31 AM #2
This is either déjà vu, or this is the second time something like this has been posted. It's interesting though. I don't like that fact Apple would do it because they have the iPad. And then if it got smaller, would they still include the iPod Touch?
08-04-2012, 07:27 AM #3
08-04-2012, 06:33 PM #4
I'm interested in how they would market it.. Price wise
08-04-2012, 11:39 PM #5
08-05-2012, 11:17 AM #6
Hmm, would this be Apple copying Samsung?
08-06-2012, 06:33 AM #7
08-06-2012, 05:13 PM #8