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Jobs 'receptive' to the idea of a 7-inch iPad, according to internal email

August 5, 2012
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus

05 August 2012 - Steve Jobs, who infamously said that 7-inch devices are dead on arrival, might have been a bit more receptive to the idea of a smaller tablet in private. So did his head of Internet software and services, Eddy Cue, who sent Jobs an email with the idea of a smaller iPad said the CEO was opened to the idea.

Jobs 'receptive' to the idea of a 7-inch iPad, according to internal email

Court documents revealed at the ongoing Apple and Samsung trial showed that Cue sent Jobs an email dated January 24, 2011. In it, he forwarded an article that compared the iPad to the Samsung’s 7-inch tablet.

"Having used a Samsung Galaxy (Tab), I tend to agree with many of the comments below," Cue's said in his email.

"…I believe there will a 7-inch market and we should do one. I expressed this to Steve several times since Thanksgiving and he seemed very receptive the last time," Cue told the courtroom in San Jose, California.

Apple is rumoured to launch the smaller iPad Mini by the end of this year. And even though Jobs expressed nothing but distaste for anything smaller than 10-inches, it seems in private Apple thought it was good idea. 


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