Believe it or not a smaller iPad is the conclusion Andy Hargreaves, an analyst for Pacific Crest has reached (quoted by Forbes). And thinks the device will be launched before the holidays, this year.
Believe it or not, a smaller iPad is the conclusion Andy Hargreaves, an analyst for Pacific Crest, has reached (quoted by Forbes). And thinks the device will be launched before the holidays, this year.
According to Pacific Crest’s research with component manufacturers, Apple’s orders already indicate a new device. According to the research, the materials would set Apple back around $200. The device would cost a bit over $200, which would mean it would get to the market at around $299—quite a good price.
As far as specs are concerned, the analyst says the new tablet will use a 7.85-inch display, with a resolution of 1024 x 768, a cheaper touch solution, a smaller battery, and less storage (8 GB). It would also go with an older A5 CPU.
I think it would open quite a bit of the market to Apple if the rumor is true. Many people still can’t be convinced to buy the new iPad, as they think it is not worth it. So they go for cheaper Android tablets. And there are tons of those available everywhere – this is just one of them.
I’m sure consumers would overlook the weaker specs, except for the small memory capacity. I’m sure Apple won’t give up on its policy of not offering card slots for memory upgrades.
Time will tell, won’t it?