Recent rumors about a 7.85 inch iPad have often seemed unlikely to actually come about due to Apple’s rigid stance on the size of tablets. However, e-mail exchange between top Apple executives shows that Apple has indeed considered the idea. Despite the fact that Steve Jobs has gone on record and given some cutting comments on what he thought about reducing screen size of Apple’s tablet, the e-mail seems to provide proof that the late Apple CEO himself was “receptive” to the idea.
Steve Jobs previously said some rather interesting things about 7 inch tablets, calling them DOA (dead On Arrival) in an unusual public appearance back in 2010. He complained about how the smaller screen size prohibited creation of great tablet apps and went on to make this rather interesting, acerbic comment that even if the resolution was high, “it’s meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size.”
However, Cue’s e-mail with the subject ‘size matters’ seems to indicate that even while Jobs made these public disparaging comments regarding the smaller screen size, he was receptive to the idea in person.
Have a look for yourself:
Samsung of course, is going to use this information to make their case stronger by pointing out how even Apple follows what other companies are making and takes inspiration, so to say. Of course, with Apple attacking Samsung left right and center for supposedly copying Apple’s products, this e-mail doesn’t go in Apple’s favor. Stay tuned as more interesting tidbits come up as a result of the two tech giants battling it out in court!