I’m not sure how Steve Jobs would feel about this. He said that the 9.7-inch screen of the iPad was the “minimum size required to create great tablet apps,” but it looks like Apple is genuinely entertaining the idea of producing a tablet with a smaller display.
Just when you thought the iPod Nano has already come to the end of the line, think again! The hardware refresh this week adds a multi-touch capability to the iPod family. The nano sports a 1.54” color TFT display with a resolution of 240 x 240 (220 ppi).
The Apple iPad has only been on the market for less than a week and it hasn’t even launched in Canada yet, but that hasn’t stopped a Digitimes analyst from predicting the future of the platform. While the iPad is bigger than the iPhone, it seems that we could be getting an iPad nano too.
According to a senior analyst at Digitimes, Apple is planning to release a smaller version of the iPad that will boast much of the same functionality, but in a smaller form factor.