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garyopa
03-02-2012, 09:03 AM
Another Apple iPad rumor report from Digitimes

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A smaller iPad to compete with Kindle Fire and the rest of lower-end tablets, expected to be produced in mid-2012

Apple's rumors is a non-stop spinning wheel. This has been commented time ago but today Digitimes is reporting to have more info about it. A new report suggest that the 7.85-inch version of the iPad is expected to reach production chains in 3Q of 2012.

This new model is intended to compete with eBook reader, Amazon's Kindle Fire and other low-ends tablets.



Makers in Apple's iPad supply chain have started delivering samples of 7.85-inch iPads for verification, with volume production likely to begin in the third quarter of 2012 at the earliest, according to industry sources.

The planned launch of the 7.85-inch iPad is apparently to take on Amazon's US$199 7-inch Kindle Fire as well as a comparable model from Barnes & Noble, although Apple already took up nearly a 60% share of the tablet PC market in 2011, indicated the sources.

The price of the 7.85-inch iPad is likely to be set at US$249-299, since Apple is also expected to release an 8GB iPad 2 for US$349-399, and has lowered the price of the 16GB iPad 2 to US$449, the sources noted.


Just to remember that, despite it is a reliable source, Digitimes has not always been right with rumors. We should wait.

NEWS SOURCE: News #20120229PD220 (via) DigiTimes (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120229PD220.html)

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for another news update!

DEDDOA
03-02-2012, 09:17 AM
But likley costing nearly 2x as much with less hardware and storage flexibility.

MadonnaProject
03-02-2012, 12:52 PM
lol is it me or is apple starting to make this yearly upgrade to everything they can possibly make a bit too much?