Apple to Release 8-inch iPad, Says WSJ

By  at Thursday, February 16, 2012  

iPad is one of the most successful products by Apple holding more than 54% market share. It didn’t only revolutionize the way of tablet usage but also forced all other manufacturer to make a tablet which has user friendly interface. All Android tablets are the result of it. However, iPad 2 is the most powerful tablet having amazing Core speed and graphics. Well, there have been many rumors about the release of the iPad 3. Some says that it will have Quad-core processor, while other depicts that it will pack LTE technology.

Well, there is another rumor about the release of iPad mini. An iPad with low end specification, but with less price. There may be many reasons behind the release of this Next gen iPad mini. One of them is the popularity of Amazon’s Kindle fire or Samsung Galaxy Note. Now, it’s Apple turn to introduce an amazing smaller screen tablet to cope up with these Droids.

According to Wall Street Journal, Apple will release an iPad mini with 8” screen size. Here’s what they said about this product:
Officials at some of Apple’s suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has shown them screen designs for a new device with a screen size of around 8-inches, and said it is qualifying suppliers for it. Apple’s latest tablet, the iPad 2, comes with a 9.7-inch screen. It was launched last year.

One person said the smaller device will have a similar resolution screen as the iPad 2. Apple is working with screen makers including Taiwan-based AU Optronics CO. and LG Display Co. of South Korea to supply the test panels, the person said.”

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