The Incredible Shrinking iPad

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juwanh

I suspect that the resolution of the new iPad Mini (or iPod HD) may be 16:9 at 1366 x 768. Using 1366 x 768 would keep down the production cost of the display, but also give the iPad Mini a better resolution than any of the 7" tablets (topping out at 1280 x 720 pixels).

1366 x 768 could still run non-retina iPad apps at 1024 x 768 with letterboxing. Those apps could even be easily optimized for the new 1366 x 768 resolution, similar to how iPhone 4/4S apps are being optimized for the iPhone 5/ iPod5.

Lastly, iPhone 5/iPod5 apps optimized for 1136 x 640 would still look great scaled up to 1366 x 768 on the 7.85" screens, bridging the gap in the best way possible.

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juwanh

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RobK

I would be really surprised if they released a smaller iPad. The brilliance of Steve Jobs was he never diluted the product line with cheaper alternatives that would steal $$ from the flagship products.

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brandonwalkermedia

the problem is ITS NOT AN IPOD!!! ITS A TABLET!!! the iPad was meant to be a tablet not a iPod that is why THERE WILL NOT BE A SMALLER iPAD!!!

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paulrustad

Why do we insist on calling it a 7" Ipad....when in reality, it is a larger iPod Touch....and by branding it as an iPod, they preserved Jobs declaration on tablets size.

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