The Wall Street Journal: Apple Testing 8-Inch iPad

The Wall Street Journal: Apple Testing 8-Inch iPad
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We’re being very picky about what iPad rumours we choose to run here on Giz AU (we agree it kind of gets lame after a while), but this one is from none other than the WSJ. According to a gaggle of anonymous sources cited by the paper, Apple is currently testing a smaller version of the iPad. The big question is, how might this tie in with the rumoured March launch of the iPad 3?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the smaller device features an 8-inch screen, compared to the 9.7-inch display of its bigger brother, but will maintain the resolution of the current iPad 2. An 8-incher with a 1024×768 display? That would be sweet, and also ties in with rumours about the increased resolution of the iPad 3 screen we’re expecting.

The report claims that the smaller screens are being produced by AU Optronics and LG Display, and also suggests that this model might also run on LTE, as an earlier rumour suggested about the iPad 3.

While the chances of seeing both an iPad 3 and a smaller version of Apple’s tablet launch next month are slim, the rumours tie together nicely. [Wall Street Journal]