Apparently so, considering they are now apparently going to be releasing a smaller 7"+ sized iPad, even after Steve Jobs said "people would need sandpaper to sand down their fingertips to 1/4 their original size" to use one effectively. Perhaps the sandpaper will be standard issue? (thinks about comment...wishes to revise) No, wait...it's Apple we're talking about here. The Sandpaper will be a premium accessory.
Originally Posted by wricks
Apple's late CEO made a rare appearance on an October 2010 earnings conference call to launch a tirade against the 7-inch tablet Samsung Electronics Inc. was set to launch as the first major challenger to the iPad.
"The reason we wouldn't make a 7-inch tablet isn't because we don't want to hit a price point, it's because we don't think you can make a great tablet with a 7-inch screen," Jobs said. "The 7-inch tablets are tweeners, too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad."
He said the resolution of the display could be increased to make up for the smaller size, but that would be "meaningless, unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of the present size."
"There are clear limits of how close you can physically place elements on a touch screen before users cannot reliably tap, flick or pinch them. This is one of the key reasons we think the 10-inch (25-centimeter) screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps," he said.
Jobs failed to mention Apple's success developing apps that use taps, flicks and pinches on the iPhone, with its 3.5-inch (8.9-centimeter)screen.
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