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Shrinking iPad looking more realistic for fall

applelogo.jpgGasp! What would Steve Jobs say?

Citing their sources at component suppliers, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg say Apple is getting ready to release a smaller iPad this fall. With display measuring less than 8 inches, it will challenge other tablets with 7-inch displays, including Amazon's Kindle Fire and Google's new Nexus 7 tablet and Microsoft's Surface tablet. The current iPad's screen is 9.7 inches.

Jobs had said in 2010 that 7-inch tablets would be a "tweeners," too big to compete with smartphones, and too small to compete with an iPad. 

[Last modified: Thursday, July 5, 2012 10:04am]


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