A few years ago, rumors began to swirl that Apple was working on a smaller screened tablet. At the time, I scoffed at the possibility. Apple wouldn’t dream of making a small iPad. According to former CEO Steve Jobs, a 7-inch screen would be “dead on arrival” because no one would want it. Jobs was wrong about consumer desire and I was wrong about Apple.
This year, the rumors are beginning to swirl that Apple is working on a larger screened tablet. As the year draws to a close, more bits of information is leaking out and it is causing me to rethink my initial opinion that an iPad “maxi” would be silly because it is nothing more than a MacBook without the keyboard.