One of the main reasons why Wall Street executives enjoy using their iPad’s is because of its large tablet screen. Now, many executives in the business world are buzzing about Apple’s rumored plans to change the size of the iPad screen. According to Wall Street and Tech, the next device is expected to have a smaller screen, meaning more competition with products like Google‘s Nexus 7. The next iPad is expected to be released in October, and rumors have surfaced that claim the iPad 4 will have a 7-8 inch screen. Instead of the hi-def screen feature from the most recent iPad, it will have the same number of pixels as the tablet released before the retina display upgrade.
The Apple tablet has dominated Wall Street and surpassed BlackBerry two years ago as the most popular device for executives. Since its release, firms and brokerages have used the iPad, and some have even released apps. Many at the firms praise the large screen and connect-ability of the tablet which helps them make instant trades. Though rumors that the iPhone 4 (also being released in the Fall) will have a bigger screen is expected to shrink the iPad sales.
Some have praised the “mini iPad” concept, but others think that the smaller screen means less functionality for videos and photos. Also, according to Wall Street and Tech, who referenced Mashable, the small screen will be bad for developers, and may be a huge step in the wrong direction. Wall Street and Tech quoted Mashable as saying, “the biggest loser will ultimately be Apple. A 7-inch iPad dilutes what the iPad is — the tablet all competing designs are held against — and is something Steve Jobs probably would never have approved,” the website argues.”
It still remains to be seen if the iPad rumors are correct.