Smaller iPad rumoured

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in Gadgets | Posted on 21-08-2010

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Despite Apple not being able to keep up with existing orders for its iPad tablet, there are now rumours that a smaller 7in version of the iPad could be with us by Christmas.

The information comes from the translation of a Chinese language newspaper, Economic Daily News, which states that Apple supplier Chimei Innolux will be providing the 7in versions of the IPS based screen that’s used in the iPad of 9.7in fame. Touchscreen tech will come from Cando Corportion, and Compal will put it all together.

According to the reports, the thinking behind the move is that for many, the iPad is a mostly stay-at-home device, as it’s too big and heavy to regularly take out and about.

A smaller, lighter version would certainly solve that problem, and assuming the display resolution remains the same as the current model, it would make for an even sharper display for reading.

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