On October 23, Apple will hold a new event, and this time the invitation reads,"We've got a little more to show you." Indeed, the title hints at a smaller version of an existing product line (such as the iPad), and the rumors surrounding a possible smaller version of the iPad are ablaze.
In the Ars OpenForum, readers have been speculating for some time about what an iPad Mini might be like. In the thread "Anyone else really excited for an iPad Mini?" the Ars community talks about what features are at the top of users’ wish lists.
Form factor matters
The form factor of a possible iPad measuring around 7 inches could definitely carve out a unique niche for some users, and Regulusis one of them. "I've been holding off on a new iPad (I have a first gen that I hardly use) in anticipation. I've got an 11" MacBook Air (which I love to death) and I find carrying a tablet nearly the same size to be redundant."