7-inch iPad nano with FaceTime complete, looks like iPhone 4 [Gossip!]

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7-inch iPad nano rumors -- or 7-inch iPod touch maxi rumors depending on whether you measure up or down -- are back, with Shenzai gossiping that the product is done and looks like an iPhone 4.

Yes there will be a 7” tablet, yes it’s well underway in terms of product development and in fact it’s a finished product. Yes 5 plus different designs have been floating around to help Apple protect itself from people discovering its next product look and feel but... the final design will in fact bear more resemblance to the iPhone 4 stylings than the original iPad design.

Supposed to be FaceTime ready as well.

Could Apple be planning to segment the iPod touch/iPad tablet space with a third form factor already? The iPod touch fits the pocket, the iPad fits the lap, where would the in-between iOS device fit? Apple is notoriously stingy when it comes to customer options -- something that's kept their lines clean, focused, and highly successful over the years. So if there's any fire to this smoke, would a 7-inch device really just be for those who want a light, single book page view when in a bikini at the pool, or could Apple have something else up their sleeve?

[Shenzai via 9to5Mac]

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I so hope this is just gossip and nothing more than that I love the design of the iPad now.....perfect size for game, movies, n reading

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I really don't understand this. Giving iOS app developers yet another resolution to support seems a bit ridiculous.

God I hope they make this in addition to the current iPad model. I love the size of the galaxy tab it looks so much more portable then the current iPad and I could use it on the bus. The iPad is too big to pull out on a crowded bus.

"God I hope they make this in addition to the current iPad model. I love the size of the galaxy tab..."
Ditto. I HATE the size of the iPad and would dig into a 7" model instantly. Still a little big for my taste but would buy it.

This makes no sense whatsoever so I doubt it's true. If not, I'd like to see the market research that supports a product like this within the Apple lineup.

If it is a large iPhone then I would buy it asap. That's my only real complaint about the iPhone 4. Still such a small screen. Once I played on and used my friends EVO I was actually very impressed. I could do 4,5,6, or 7 a lot better than an ipad. Cargo pockets anyone? Bluetooth headset for use. I can roll with that if I get a more powerful device.

I recall that a 7" device was one of the options for the original iPad. Apple is not about limiting it's options based on developer workload. What happened to the rumors about an order for 7" multi-touch screens by Apple?

One has to wonder at which price point Apple would have in mind.
iPod touch from 229-399. iPads from 499 to 829. Macbook 999.
I would guess 399-499 for the 7" but it overlaps their current price points for ipods and ipads.
My only concern is what i would need it over an iphone for. Or why i wouldn't go with a 499 10" ipad instead. Apple would seem to have no problem with ipad sales adding facetime. And retina later.
Though a 7" ipad could be to the 10" ipad what the iphone is to the ipod touch. One subsidized by carrier vs nonsub but less features.

I like the 7 inch idea better. I sold my iPad because it was so awkward to type on. It's to big to type on without putting it down on something solid. And if you are sitting at a table versus sitting it on your lap. It just males it hard to use. I think I would like a 7" widescreen better.

Good grief, seems like we are going backwards in phone size. Remember the giant cell phones of the past. I just cannot see a 7 inch phone. Nanno or touch yes. The iPad is at a perfect size. Cannot see it at 7 inch. For a little more get the real thing.

@Glenn

Good grief, seems like we are going backwards in phone size. Remember the giant cell phones of the past?

Yes... they only made phone calls. Your point is? :shock:

A 7" version would be a popular addition to the lineup. Just like folks prefer a 13" screen to the 15" or 17" Screens for Apple's line of Mac Book computers, having a smaller footprint being bit more compact for carrying in crowded briefcases or ladies purses... The screen resolution could be identical to the present iPad' 780x1024, (with the pixel density boosted by 20% or so) would mean that all 30,000 native iPad apps would require NO modification whatsoever... Apple should make the Radio 3G/4G ready, so buyers will NOT be obsolete a year later... I personally would go for it, and give my present iPad to my Daughter... I would suggest an update to the storage capacity of 128GB. We love the utility of the iPads,,, also add wireless Syncing... Please, get away from the unbilicle cords...only for charging, or non-wireless environments JimW

A 7" version would be a Very popular addition to the lineup. Just like folks prefer a 13" screen to the 15" or 17" Screens for Apple's line of Mac Book computers, having a smaller footprint being bit more compact for carrying in crowded briefcases or ladies purses... The screen resolution could be identical to the present iPad' 780x1024, (with the pixel density boosted by 20% or so) would mean that all 30,000 native iPad apps would require NO modification whatsoever..., add front and rear facing cameras + FaceTime, Apple should make the Radio 3G/4G ready, so buyers will NOT be obsolete a year later... I personally would go for it, and give my present iPad to my Daughter... I would suggest an update to the storage capacity of 128GB. We love the utility of the iPads,,, also add wireless Syncing... Please, get away from the unbilicle cords...only for charging, or non-wireless environments JimW

What they really should do is just make a 4" iphone. They should discontinue the 9.7" ipad and go to 8.9" with the same rez. The gap between the iphone, ipad size is too big right now. Just make both closer to each other and call it a day.

Verizon is either getting a 3G/4G data ipad or a similar iphone (less liekly). No rumors of a 4G data Android phone either.

I want whatever you're drinking. There is zero evidence that an iPad of any size is coming to Verizon while samsung has publicly announced their tab is coming to all for carriers.

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