The WSJ (subscription req) is weighing in on the rumors of 7 inch iPad launch, and is suggesting that Apple suppliers are going to be ramping up production of such a device in September, meaning that there is more support for the smaller iPad to launch within the coming months. There are very few specifics given in the report other than the size of the screen being less than 8 inches and that there are people familiar with the situation. The report doesn’t contain any suggestions regarding the expected price of the new iPad.
The claims from the business giant go toe to toe with another business powerhouse, Bloomberg, who have just suggested that the 7 inch ‘iPad mini’ will have a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, with a screen between 7 and 8 inches in size and will launch in October at an forecast price of $199, although many believe the device to start at $299.
While few specifics have been learned about the ‘iPad mini’ from these reports, another site iMore originally claimed that the device would launch in October and that it could have a Retina Display and an aggressive sub-$250 price point for an 8GB model. Others have posted some pretty pictures of what it will (read: could) look like.