Apple may introduce 8 inch iPad in 2012

Aside from an predicted iPad 3, there’re signs Apple Inc. may release a 7.85 inches iPad tablet before the 4th quarter of 2012.

Sources in the supply chain who says Apple will purchase 7.85 inches panels from dealers like LG Display and AU Optronics.“ Producers in the supply chain are planning to start production of the 7.85 inch designs at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2012,” it says.

Earlier reports had pointed out Apple will shortly come out with the next version of its well-known iPad tablet pc – probably in early 2012. However, Apple may have to cope with raising market competition such as the 7 inches Amazon Kindle Fire and the release of large-size smart phones from handset suppliers.

It claimed Apple had been “persuaded” to make the smaller edition of the iPad due to the higher rivalry.Worldwide shipments of pc tablets are anticipated to reach 60 million products this year, of which 70 % will be Apple’s iPads.

“To cash in on market requirement as well as market expectations, Apple is predicted to launch its next-generation iPads at the end initial quarter 2012, claimed the sources,” it says.

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