Sadly, that’s all the NYTimes got. Except they are saying….wait for it…
The company is developing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch screen that is likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad, with its 9.7-inch display, according to several people with knowledge of the project who declined to be named discussing confidential plans. The product is expected to be announced this year.
Recap: the new smaller iPad will cost less than the $499 iPad third generation. They wouldn’t even go out on a limb and say it would cost less than the $399 iPad 2?
OK besides the snark, I like the Times and the writers. Plus, they did come up with something new:
But the first tablet prototype Apple began developing in the mid-2000s had a seven-inch screen, said a former engineer at the company who helped build the smaller prototype and declined to be named to avoid upsetting people at the company today. Mr. Jobs thought the device was too small and wondered aloud what it was good for “besides surfing the Web in the bathroom,” this person said
So all that Stuff that Steve Jobs said about the 7-inch iPad was from a substantial amount of experience?