Apple makes way for the smaller, cheaper iPad to compete with the Nexus 7
Recent rumors claim that Apple will release a smaller cheaper iPad by late 2012, to maintain its dominance on the tablet market.
A smaller and cheaper version of the iPad could pose a great problem for Google and Microsoft who are about to release their tablets in the tablet market soon. The price for the new and smaller iPad will be somewhere around the Google’s nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle fire which are 7-inched and cost $199.
Since the first sales of the iPad in 2012, Apple has been dominating the tablet market by reaching a figure more than $66.4 billion this year. According to the research firm Gartner, Apple has more than 61% of the market in hand.
Google and Microsoft, the said rivals of the iPad makers are planning to make their own share in the market with their new releases but they too will now have a rough time selling as the iPad mini is on its way.
Earlier this July, Microsoft announced that their new tablet called Surface will have a similar screen as the current iPad. The latest version of the iPad happens to be of $499 to $829. The Google Nexus 7 manufactured by Asustek computers has quite a faster processor, a front-end camera and longer battery life compared to the Kindle fire.