As the launch for the next Apple iPad gets closer, the rumors of an iPad-Mini or iPad Nano just won't go away.
DigiTimes reported that Apple may start selling a 7.85-inch iPad, with the iPad going into production in the third quarter of this year, according to sources.
Former CEO Steve Jobs hated the idea of a 7-inch tablet because he thought "the screen is too small to express the software.”
Amazon and Barnes & Noble have clearly shown there is demand for the smaller form-factor, but it still remains to be seen whether Apple will move into the market.
Tim Cook has shown a willingness to be slightly different than Steve Jobs in the way he runs the company, so there is a chance we could see a 7-inch tablet. If I was a betting man, I would guess that we did not see a 7-inch tablet competing with the lower price points, but rather Apple starting a line of iPads, similar to what it has done with the iPhone.
Most of the rumors will stop on March 7, but if this report is to be believed, the rumor-mill will only continue to grow ever stronger.