It started with a DigiTimes report but it seems that the news that Apple may be readying two new refreshes of its iPad, including a 7-inch version is picking up steam. A Taiwanese paper appears to have confirmed it, and the Western media has now been alerted to the possibility that it may not just be mere speculation.
PC World - With the industry revving its engines for the third and fourth quarter, the iPad rumor mill has also begun to pick up with reports of a smaller 7-inch iPad. At this point, the reports (like most things Apple) are unconfirmed rumors, flowing from Taiwan where most gadgets are built, if not designed. Last week, DigiTimes' in-house analyst team predicted that Apple was prepping two iPad revisions: an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad, with a new ARM Cortex-A9-based processor and 512MB RAM, plus a 7-inch iPad using the Cortex-A9 processor and an IPS panel with a resolution of 1024×768. The current iPad uses a 9.7-inch display.
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