So it should be no surprise that Apple, the king of tablets, would want to take advantage of this budding market.
Rumors are swirling that the iPad maker is developing a mini version of its beloved tablet to compete directly with the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire.
We believe that the so-called iPad Mini is way more than a rumor. And when it debuts, it's going to
The 7-Inch iPad must have 4G LTE
This is where Google really dropped the ball. The Nexus 7 is a Wi-Fi-only device, meaning it can't get a data connection from cellular networks.
The iPad Mini's small size would bring extreme portability, and not having to rely solely on Wifi would be killer.
A revamped iBooks app
Because of its smaller size, the iPad Mini would be perfect for reading books.
As it stands, Apple's own iBooks app is pretty decent, but we still prefer to use Amazon's Kindle App. The iPad Mini would be an excellent opportunity for Apple to focus on reading and introduce a revamped iBooks experience.
We'd also like to see the ability to rent and share books.
Optimize the browsing
The only downfall to a smaller tablet is reduced space for browsing the web. The iPad Mini must optimize Safari for 7-inch tablets.
Safari must be fast and take full advantage of iCloud Tabs making it easier to pick up browsing where the user left off.