7.1-inch and not 7.85-inch display for Apple iPad Mini?

News Natasha Garyali 18:55, 7 Mar 2012

According to recent reports the Apple iPad Mini may be actually more 'mini' than earlier expected

Apple's upcoming iPad Mini will feature a 7.1-inch and not a 7.85-inch display as had been initially rumored.

Recently a leaked official Samsung Securities document made reference to the 7-inch iPad Mini along with the arrival of the tablet in the third quarter of 2012.

Venture Beat has also claimed that the rumored iPad Mini will feature a 7.1-inch display rather than a 7.85-inch display, but they peg the arrival in the second half of this year.

A 7.1-inch display will pit the tablet against Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble’s Nook Tablet. If Apple can work its magic with the upcoming iPad HD and iPad Mini, there is little doubt that the Cupertino- based company will become the undisputed leader across all tablet markets.

However a 7.1-inch display definitely goes against the grain of Apple's founder, Steve Jobs beliefs. The charismatic leader in 2010 displayed his dislike for smaller screens quite clearly when he said: 'One naturally thinks that a 7-inch screen would offer 70 percent of the benefits of a 10-inch screen. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth.'

He further said: 'The reason we won’t make a 7-inch tablet isn’t because we don’t want to hit a lower price point, it’s because we think the screen is too small to express the software.'

Well, it is not unnatural for companies to retract form their statements.
BGR
gives the example of how Apple had earlier insisted 'that the iPhone didn’t need support of third-party apps and web apps were the answer'. We all know how that went. Recently Apple announced more than 25 billion downloads for its App Store.

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