Originally Posted by lkrupp
My personal opinion is that Steve Jobs was right all along.
Steve Jobs had a long history of making statements only to release a product not long thereafter that was in direct contradiction to said statement. The fact that this guy is using that quote as one reason Apple won't release a 7" tablet in 2012 proves he is an idiot.
From what I have seen of Android 7" tablets (different aspect ratio), they are at the edge of the size that I could comfortably carry around all the time. If a 7" iPad existed, I would be tempted to dump my iPhone for a basic, non-smart phone, and just carry a 7" 3G iPad where ever I go.
In other words, I think a 6"-7" iPad is just as much of a threat to iPhone sales as it is iPad sales. Of course, the smart money says, if you have to loose sales of one product, it would be better to loose them to another one of your products rather than a competitor's product.
Personally, I have no idea if a 7" iPad will ship in 2012. I hope it does but I am not holding my breath.