Once again, the iPad launch event is targeted by an analyst report, which is suggesting that Apple will launch two different models of next-generation iPad in this year. The rumors of iPad Mini is once again in the publications desk, after the today’s report from the Technology Business Research analyst note to investors. The analyst claims that Apple will launch two models of iPad in the upcoming media event that is scheduled to be happen in the first of March. Analyst believes that Apple will launch next-generation iPad with a newer design, and a iPad with the 7-inch dimensions as iPad Mini to compete with current market, and Amazon’s hottest Kindle series.
The analyst expected in his research note that 7-inch tablet from Apple will be a new case accessory tablet that features an integrated keyboard, and less hardware cost to compete with the current market cap. Ezra Gottheil explains his research note while interviewing to ComputerWorld this week, that Apple is expected to launch a iPad mini with the 7-inch total dimension of the device, by contradicting Steve Jobs belief that 7-inch tablet is too small to read or to absorb any powerful service in it. The analyst clears his research and claim while noting:
“I believe that’s always been in the plan,” Gottheil said. ”Actually that’s a good form factor for some users, and although they will also charge a premium above other similar-sized tablets, they want to protect that price flank.”
However, we all know Steve Jobs publicly commented in media that a 7-inch display carrying a tablet is not enough and good to see a sun light in the market, as the Cupertino Company had tested the number of different sizes before the actual launch of the first gen iPad in the market. Well, it’s not first time that Apple has contradicted his older belief for the newer one.
In a side to this analyst claim, few other sources also commented on iPad Mini a while back, and claims that Apple will launch two different models of iPad this year while understanding the current market competition, and to bring their products to those who not able to purchase them due to their high price.