And that's the problem with you mindless Apple haters. No vision, and no ties to reality.
Who gets to define what is a great tablet app? You? No, thanks.
The fact is that there is a range of iOS apps. Some of them work fine on a 3.5" iPhone and some don't. Some are definitely designed for a 10" iPad and don't work well on an iPhone. But there are many thousands of apps and many millions of users. The fact that YOU don't like a 7-8" tablet doesn't mean that no one will (not to mention, of course, how hypocritical it is for you Apple haters to rave over all the 5-7" Android tablets and then say that a 7-8" iPad would never work).
I could picture a 7-8" tablet working well for a lot of things:
- iBooks would be great. The tablet would be about the size of a paperback book. Are books too small?
- Many of the thousands of iPhone apps would be even more playable with a slightly larger screen. Paradise Cove, Sudoku, Dragonvale, Plants vs Zombies, etc all work just fine on a 3.5" screen, so why wouldn't they work on a screen with 4 times the area?
- There are millions of families who own iPads today. Many of them will want a second tablet but may not need a full sized tablet. If they buy a 7" tablet, it will do 90% of what the 10" tablet will do, but as long as they have the 10" tablet around already, they're not really losing much. Far better to have that 7-8" tablet running iOS.
I have no idea if Apple will introduce a 7-8" tablet. I would agree that if they only had one sized tablet, that 10" is a better choice. But now that they've proven the iPad's success, there's no reason they can't have two tablet sizes and having a smaller one IN ADDITION TO the larger one isn't a bad idea.