WSJ Says Apple Testing 8-inch iPad

LTE iPad

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that AT&T and Verizon will carry the LTE iPad 3.

WSJ reported that that Apple is now testing an 8-inch iPad in its labs. WSJ was not sure which version was being tested. However, WSJ claimed that an iPad is being tested.

Officials at some of Apple’s suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has shown them screen designs for a new device with a screen size of around 8-inches, and said it is qualifying suppliers for it. Apple’s latest tablet, the iPad 2, comes with a 9.7-inch screen. It was launched last year.

WSJ’s sources said that 8-inch iPad’s screen would be having a 1,024-by- 768 display that is similar to the current iPad. Apparently, the smaller version will also pack a LTE chip inside, as WSJ said that iPad 3 would have that.

We should not assume right now that such iPad would come because it happened many times when Apple tested things and did not bring them to market. An 8-inch variant of the iPad would serve as a competition to Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

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