Apple has stuck to their concept of introducing the same tablet over and over just improving minor things and launching it as a newer model. Now there is news that they are trying to diversify their tablet market, introducing a 7 inch iPad. These are still roomers not officially backed up, but this kind of thing is accepted after the huge number of competitor tablets on the market. The main reason for this kind of move still is the tablet Kindle Fire from Amazon which in USA has made a big name for itself and is at the top of the sales market, overtaking the throne from the leader Apples iPad.
According to the speculations, this iPad would have the same retina display as its bigger brother, with the same resolution, just a lower diagonal that would be between 7 and 7.5 inches. The rest of the specs should be almost the same, when you see that the rest is almost always a standard for Apples iPad.
If this is the case, a lot of applications that are available for iPad will need to be changed and to be adjusted for the smaller screen size. That will give the application developers additional headaches, because, instead of the two diagonals that were used as a standard in all of their gadgets like in the 3.5 inch iPhone and 9.7 inch iPad, now they will need to develop three versions of their applications. We will have to wait and see if they will succeed in that.
An additional problem for Apple will be the price of about $200, making the price the same as iPod Touch and with that Apple would be a competitor to itself. If all of this is going to become a reality will be known in October. Until now this is just a rumor.