We have been hearing various rumors regarding smaller iPad from the past few months. Recently the Korea Times has reported that Apple will launch smaller 7.85-inch iPad by the end of this year. They have received this information from a Samsung executive who claimed that Samsung will supply PLS-based LCD screen for the smaller iPad and Apple will purchase $9.7 billion worth of components from Samsung in 2012 for iOS devices including the smaller iPad. Now we came to know that a 7.85-inch iPad exists in the research lab of Apple. According to The Next Web, Apple has a 7.85-inch iPad in its research lab.
The Next Web has received this information from John Gruber of Daring Fireball who claimed that a 7.85-inch iPad that runs at 1024×768 resolution exists in the research lab of Apple. John Gruber has revealed this information in episode #86 of The Talk Show when the host Dan Benjamin asked him about the smaller iPad. This report from John Gruber is believable because he has a good track record of providing news related to Apple. If the report from John Gruber is true then soon Apple will release smaller 7.85-inch iPad with 1024×768 resolution. This is really great news for the people those are waiting for smaller iPad.
According to various rumors, Apple will release smaller iPad in order to compete with Android tablets those are available at a low price. It is expected that the smaller iPad will be available at a low price. You will be able to enjoy all the features of iPad on smaller 7.85-inch screen while the screen size of the current generation iPad is 9.7-inch. The smaller iPad will be a great competitor of Amazon Kindle Fire.
Currently you can purchase the new iPad which is available in three models such as 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. 16GB iPad (WiFi) costs $499. 32GB iPad (WiFi) costs $599. 64GB iPad (WiFi) costs $699. 16GB iPad (WiFi+4G) costs $629. 32GB iPad (WiFi+4G) costs $729. 64GB iPad (WiFi+4G) costs $829.