Apple Testing 7.85-Inch iPad In Secret Lab?

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In Smallville TV show, Lex Luthor conducted experiments on people infected by green Kryptonite in super-secret laboratories of Project 33.1. If rumors are to believed, now Apple is also doing something similar thing, not on meteor-freaks, but on iPad.

Rumors of a smaller iPad would not die. After months and months of speculation followed by debunking, the idea that Apple release a 7-8-inch iPad still persists.

Apple pundit John Gruber recently dished on the possibility of a 7.85-inch iPad being testing in Apple’s super secret Cupertino labs.

Gruber revealed that some knowledge of a smaller iPad prototype during his podcast with Dan Benjamin on the 5by5 network, The Talk Show. Episode 86 featured a conversation in which Gruber reveals that Apple was “noodling with” a 7.85-inch iPad with 1024×768 resolution. Gruber said he learned from numerous sources that “they [Apple] have one in the lab.” He described it as being “just like the 9.7-inch iPad shrunk down a little bit.” Gruber drew the conclusion that “the apps wouldn’t need to be redesigned or recompiled to work on it.” Gruber has proven to possess accurate knowledge of Apple’s future products over the years.

Gruber said that he had no knowledge of whether such a product will ever see the light of day (stating he “would not be surprised if it never ships”). However, it can definitely be assumed that Apple is tinkering with the idea. The possibility of the tablet shipping right after Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this summer was suggested on The Talk Show.

Overseas supply chain rumors have said that Apple was manufacturing a 7-inch iPad. Some of them added that such a device will be released later this year. Publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have are also peculating this rumor.

Source: Cult Of Mac

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