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Patch's Poll: If Apple Made a Smaller, Cheaper iPad, Would You Buy It?

Rumors sprung up this week that Apple is working on a more affordable version of its iPad tablet.

Multiple news agencies are reporting this week that tech giant Apple may be working on a smaller version of it’s popular iPad tablet computer.

Bloomberg News reported this week that it had spoken to “two people with knowledge of the plan” to create a 7-inch iPad that would compete with tablets like the Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus tablets.

This supposed smaller iPad wouldn’t have the high definition screen of Apple’s latest model, however it would likely be a much cheaper device aimed at a more affordable market, the news site reported.

The current 10-inch iPad retails for around $499.

Of course, as CNN notes, rampant speculation doesn’t always mean truth when it comes to Apple, as many online rumors about the company’s products have fizzled in the past.

If Apple produced a smaller iPad, would you give in and buy one? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

John Brush July 06, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Apple may have to bring a downsized/price version since Google is coming out soon with the "7 Nexus" tablet that will sell for around $200.00. "... Google has just introduced the Nexus 7, a shiny black tablet that aims to challenge both the iPad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire...Google’s tablet, manufactured by Asus, is a ground-shaking arrival. It, too, has a seven-inch screen and costs only $200, but this time, you don’t get any sense that its creators skimped to keep the price down. It’s sleek and beautiful, with rounded edges, unlike the sawed-off rectangular back of the Fire, and a “pleather” back panel that feels great. And it weighs 2.6 ounces less than the Fire, which makes a world of difference. It’s slightly thinner, too, although thicker than the iPad." Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/technology/personaltech/nexus-7-googles-new-tablet-seriously-challenges-the-ipad-state-of-the-art.html?pagewanted=all

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