Steve Jobs: Apple Won’t Make A 7-inch iPad

News | Thursday October 14 2010 9:36 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Commenting on avalanche of tablets heading to market. Just a handful of credible entrants. Almost all use 7″ screen, compared to iPad at nearly 10″ screen. 7″ screen is only 45% as large as iPad's screen. Hold an iPad in portrait view and draw a horizontal line halfway down. What's left is a 7″ screen…too small. There are clear limits to how close elements can be on the screen before users can't touch accurately. We believe 10-inch screen is minimum necessary.
The reason we won't make a 7-inch tablet isn't because we don't want to hit that price point, it's because we think the screen is too small to express the software.
We know developers aren't going to deal well with these different sizes and they have to change their software every time the screen size changes.
When we make decisions on 7-inch tablets it's not about cost, it's about the value of the product when you factor in the software.
We're all about making the best products at aggressive prices and that's what we do, and that's what we will do with the iPad and iPod .
, before choosing to go with a 9.7″ screen for the
was indeed accurate. We now know why Apple decided to go with 9.7-inch screen.
What’s your take on it? Would you buy a tablet with a 7-inch screen?

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