“Ben A. Retizes with Barclays Equity Research said his recent research continues to lead him to believe that Apple is planning to expand the iPad lineup this fall,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Various rumors have repeatedly suggested that Apple is exploring a smaller device with a 7.85-inch display that would run at 1,024 by 768 pixels, a resolution identical to the first-generation iPad and iPad 2,” Hughes reports. “‘We do not feel that a smaller, lower priced tablet will dilute the quality of the iPad brand and iOS ecosystem either, despite prior comments by the company,’ Reitzes wrote in a note to investors on Tuesday.”
Hughes reports, “Instead, he believes that a smaller and less expensive iPad would help Apple promote the use of its touchscreen tablet for education and e-books. A smaller iPad would help expand the tablet market, he said, allowing it to reach as high as 350 million sales in 2015. In addition, Reitzes also believes that a smaller iPad would increase sales among gamers.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]