New iPad Mini Rumors: What Will Steve Think?

Following on from a previous post earlier about a possible iPad 3, rumours seem to be circulating that this could be a new iPad Mini boasting a 7inch screen. So what would Steve jobs be thinking about this? As he was absolutely adamant that he would never release a device with a 7inch screen.

It this previous post we talked about comments made by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, in his comments when talking about HP’S new TouchPad release Gruber said “If my theory is right, they’re not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip until late summer, they might bump up against the release of the iPad 3”.

As he has a reputation of having very strong sources within Apple this has made people really pay attention to what he has said. To read more on his comments take a look at this post by Raven Lovecraft at

As talked about in this post Apple seemed to be getting something together for a big fall surprise, engulfing the theory that they could be releasing a sort of iPad 2.5, a mid range release before the big finale. This may be the main catalyst fuelling everyone’s expectations of seeing an iPad Mini some time soon.

With many other Tablet PC’s due to be released each hoping to steal the limelight, can Apple really afford to only offer us an update to its very popular devices annually? This could be the reason as to why we might me be seeing this early release. To see a little more information on this read this great post by David Carnoy over at

Could this be an iPad Mini?

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