Apple plans to launch a smaller version of the iPad in the third-quarter of this year, according to a new report. Citing Chinese-language NetEase, Kotaku reports that the device will cost anywhere from $249-$299 and that there will be six million units ready for the launch. Based on prior reports, this smaller iPad would feature a screen roughly seven inches in size—7.85 inches has been specifically mentioned—and would target the smaller tablet market, which includes devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire. According to the report, both Foxconn and Pegatron will be involved in making the device.
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Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.