“The smaller iPad is set to be unveiled [on] Tuesday, October 23rd. The most important facet of the device is the price tag as it’s directly competing with some very low price options hovering around $199,” Trevor Sheridan reports for AppleNApps.
Besides having a vibrant ecosystem of apps and third-party accessory support, “the smaller iPad will have one discernible difference regardless of price, and that’s the screen size,” Sheridan reports. “Apple is expected to unveil a 7.85” iOS device that has a 4:3 aspect ratio, as compared to competing smaller tablets that offer a 7” screen with 16:9 aspect ratio.”
Sheridan reports, “A difference of 0.85” doesn’t sound that big, but that amount actually accounts for a 40% bigger screen since you’re dealing with diagonal lengths.”
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