Bigger ain’t always better. Ask anyone who’s watched the world’s greatest soccer player, the 5’7″ Lionel Messi. Or someone now regretting that they just snarfed down a Supersized meal.
Despite Steve Jobs’ public trashing of smaller-than-10-inch tablets, an iPad Mini seems, based on the history of Apple rumors and my own reporting, to be not only inevitable, but a likely hit, too, especially with big businesses.
(Here’s my ‘reporting,’ by the way: the driver who took me to the San Francisco Airport a few weeks ago told me his previous passenger was an Apple executive who told him – and this was before the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg articles came out – that an iPad Mini was definitely coming. By the way, the driver’s wife works at Google. Only in Silicon Valley…)
As we’ve all had beaten into our skulls by now, form factor is key with mobile devices…
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