Is it possible that for all of Steve Jobs’ trash-talk about 7-inch tablets, Apple’s actually planning one of their own? It’s entirely possible, after Jimmy Lin, a pop star and race car driver in Taiwan posted a picture of him with what looks like a tiny iPad. Of course, it’s just as likely to be some convincing knock-off, or maybe even some celebrity tomfoolery with Photoshop, but it’s really hard to tell given the quality of this picture.
Rumours of a tiny iPad have been swirling for awhile, some saying that it’ll have a Cortex-A9 processor, thatVerizon will carry it in January, and it’ll come with two cameras, and a mini USB slot. It’s all pretty unsubstantiated right now, although if Apple’s regularity can be relied upon, the one-year anniversary of the iPad announcement would be January 27 and make a fine occasion for a refreshed iPad. One of the biggest arguments against the BlackBerry PlayBook is the not-unrealistic assumption that Apple will announce something soon that will blow it out of the water, and this could very well be it.
Regardless of whether this pic is legit or not, what would you guys say to a lighter, more portable iPad with, say, a camera and Retina-quality display?