While I don't have any doubt that Apple is willing to test smaller displays for possible future devices, I don't think we're going to see a smaller iPad. The press would never let Cook live down "spitting on Jobs' grave" for a start.
Gee, so no one at apple is allowed to do anything that Steve Jobs himself already dismissed? Do all the execs have to start wearing bracelets that read "WWSJD"?
Does that mean we won't ever see a 4G phone, because Steve said it was a bad thing? Does that mean that, if he were to died five years ago, releasing an iPhone would be spitting on his grave? Or that would be OK because they started it under his watch?
But wait. What if Steve Jobs was already looking at smaller screen sizes? As we know, he often dismissed technologies up to the point they implemented them. Then wouldn't it be OK?
And what happens when the press start asking the questions of Apple computer like "Is Tim Cook a real CEO or is he just a Steve Jobs puppet, afraid to do anything that he doesn't think Steve Jobs would approve of?".
Secondly, Steve was (as he often was) right about this. Apple already tested, and picked, the right size for a tablet.
Yeah, yeah. Apple tested several sizes. They picked one. They did that because they were making JUST ONE iPad. But that's like saying Apple couldn't develop an iPod touch, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, because they had tested several things and came out with the iPod 10 years ago. It was the chosen size and style, and so no need to change.
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