Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Enjoy your revisionist crap.
The only "revisionist crap" involved comes from people who want to take Jobs' very specific claims about 10" being the minimum, and needing sandpapered fingers to use a tablet app on anything smaller...
"While one could increase the resolution to make up some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size. Apple has done expensive user testing on touch interfaces over many years, and we really understand this stuff.
There are clear limits of how close you can place physical elements on a touch screen, before users cannot reliably tap, flick or pinch them. This is one of the key reasons we think the 10-inch screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps.
- Steve Jobs"
... and somehow try to spin that into claiming that he didn't really mean screens under 10"... especially when we already know from an internal email that he had to be approached several times about a smaller tablet. And that email even called it the 7" market, not 7.9".
Of course, Tim Cook's current comments about "screen tradeoffs" (he mentioned resolution, color quality, white balance, reflectivity) are also a bit ironic in the face of the iPad mini's screen, vs others like the Fire HD or Nexus 7... which have higher PPI, better color gamut, less reflectivity,
Still, everyone knows that it's all just typical management handwaving until they have a product ready. One of the best things about Jobs and Cook is that they're at times willing to make fairly big changes in their direction. I have faith that Apple will come through eventually.