There’s a lot of buzz about the pressure on Apple these days to follow up in the reader world with better markets, platforms, and tools — I’ve been writing quite a bit about that topic this month, and there’s rumors flying about what we might see announced soon. But I can’t exactly see how a 7" tablet would help Apple respond to those issues, although I know I’d certainly buy one for myself.
For me this comes down to a split between yes, I’d love one personally, and no, I don’t think it would be in Apple’s best interest to go there. Did Apple get “caught with its pants down at Christmas” as it lacked a 7-inch model? I don’t think so.
I don’t see Apple doing this. This is still valid.