Apple To Launch iPad Mini, Against Jobs's Wishes [Headlines]
The smaller version, at 7 inches, is expected to compete with Amazon's Kindle and should be released sometime next year.
Steve Jobs was dismissive of a miniature iPad, believing it to be a ‘scaled up smartphone,' and potentially diminishing the iPad's image. However, Apple is going ahead with the plans to release the smaller version sometime in 2012. Pursuitist.