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New iPad: Steve Jobs Dismisses 7-inch Model

October 19, 2021 | Peter Chubb

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New iPad: Steve Jobs Dismisses 7-inch Model

With rumors of the new iPad moving up a gear as we come ever closer to 2011, one looks as though it has been put to bed. We know that the iPad 2 will come with a host of new features, but we can tell you that there will not be a small 7-inch version of the tablet device.

According to Steve Jobs, Apple has no intentions of launching a smaller version of the iPad. As you can imagine Jobs was not very kind to the latest batch of Android tablet devices about to hit the market – especially the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Apple’s CEO believes that a 7-inch iPad would just be too small to do every day tasks on, and feels that this is one of the downfalls of the Tab. However, he had more to say on the matter.

According to Devin Coldewey from CrunchGear, Steve Jobs seemed a little shocked to learn that tablet vendors have ignored Google when they told them that the current version of Android OS is not stable enough for tablet use.

I remember reading that LG decided to delay the launch of their tablet device until Google have launched the next version of Android – Gingerbread. You can say many things about Steve Jobs, but he has a point when saying that a 7-inch tablet is just too small. Although we have to wonder why most tablets due for release have gone with this size format?

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