According to a recent report at Apple Insider, Apple may be moving ‘aggressively’ towards release of a new iPad model with cameras and support for the FaceTime video chat feature.
Apple’s iPad is unlikely to endure the company’s traditional 12-month product cycle for iOS device refreshes before seeing its first major enhancements, AppleInsider has been told.
A version of the tablet device with a built-in video camera and support for the new FaceTime video conferencing standard has already progressed to the advanced testing stages, according to a person with proven knowledge of Apple’s future product plans.
Mike Cane seems convinced that Apple will be announcing a new 7-inch version of the iPad very soon – likely at their latest ‘Special event’ on September 1.
I don’t see how Apple can not do this.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an Android 2.2-based tablet with a seven-inch screen.
It looks damn slick in this promo video.
I don’t see how Apple can let smaller and less-expensive tablets such as this tempt people away from the iPad.
The iPad is vulnerable both on the issues of price and size.
I don’t feel 100% convinced we’ll see this announced next week, but I do think Mike’s argument makes sense. Check out his two posts on this subject here:
What do you all think of a 7-inch iPad model? Will we see one soon? Would you want one at this new size?