Samsung executive says Yes
There have been a ton of rumors surfacing
regarding the possibility of a 7-inch iPad. While Apple hasn’t outwardly said
anything about the product, sources suggested that the company has been
actively researching information about 7-inch screen sizes and how to create a
smaller tablet. In fact, specific companies have even suggested that Apple has
already commissioned developers to create certain components. Now more rumors
are surfacing and the possibility of a small iPad is inching closer to reality.
These new speculations are coming from
Samsung. An unidentified executive with the company is claiming that Apple is
in fact already working on the 7-Inch tablet.
Samsung is expecting the tech company to
purchase around $9.7 billion worth of components and parts from them. The
executive made a more detailed statement to the press, saying; “The contract
is expected to rise to $11 billion by the end of this year as Apple is planning
to release a smaller iPad, probably with a 7.85-inch screen, and to sell more
of its MacBook Air PCs using Samsung’s faster solid state drive (SSD) storage.
Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed with Samsung Electronics Chief Operating Officer
(COO) Lee Jay-yong to use the Korean firm’s components until the end of 2014
during Lee’s visit to his office in Cupertino, Calif., late last year.”
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This news has come as a shock to many whom
knew Steve Jobs. The late developer was adamant about not producing a smaller
iPad. Mr. Jobs felt that the resolutions would not work correctly on a smaller
screen and that the Icons and Applications would be much too large and hard to
operate. However, it is important to keep in mind that new technologies have
come to fruition since Steve Jobs passing, and it is possible to have a 7-Inch
screen with a great resolution. There is solid evidence of this in tablets like
the Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and the Asus Memo 370T.
These statements are still currently
speculation and Apple has not commented on the rumors.