By Mike Snider, USA TODAY
Apple is putting the finishing touches on a smaller iPad tablet with a
display measuring less than eight inches that is expected to be
unveiled in October.
According to Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal,
Apple will launch a smaller tablet by the year's end. The new more
portable, cheaper device would target competition in the 7-inch display
category from Amazon's Kindle Fire and Google's new Nexus 7 tablet and the Surface tablet from Microsoft.
Wall Street Journal cited component suppliers in Asia that say Apple
has them preparing for production of a smaller tablet in September. The
product, sources told Bloomberg, won't have the high-definition Retina
display that's on the latest iPad model.