WSJ: ‘Apple, Suppliers Test Tablet With Smaller Screen’

Lorraine Luk and Jessica Vascellaro, reporting from Taipei for the WSJ:

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.

This is not the iPad 3, which I believe will have a same-sized (9.7 inches) double resolution display. This is a different iPad, which, last I heard, Apple was only considering, not committed to bringing to market. I wouldn’t bet on it.

β˜… Tuesday, 14 February 2012

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