Apple to release 7-inch iPad in October?
Salivating Apple enthusiasts will be thrilled at the news of a 7-inch iPad hitting the shelves soon. However, there's a catch. It seems Apple will be doing something they've been loathed to do in recent years - they're making the new device very affordable.
That's right, every Tom, Dick and Harry will be able to get their hands on a mini iPad for what's believed to be in the $200/$250 price range. It'll mean that Apple is no longer the bastion of elitist technobs.
Of course, some will still be able to sneer by flaunting their biggest devices, just like they did when they were at school, showing off their see-through Coke yo-yo to those who only managed to grab an opaque Fanta one (niche reference that, granted).
Spec-wise, it looks like the new 7-inch iPad will be identical to the 9.7-inch iPad, apart from the whole scaled-down element. So we can expect 2048x1536 resolution and there'll probably be less storage capacity.
With this being so reasonably priced, is it going to kill off the competition from Samsung and Amazon?