8-inch iPad being tested by Apple, claims WSJ

Posted on Feb 14 2012 - 11:06am by Christopher Allega

The Wall Street Journal believes Cupertino’s planning to produce a smaller, 8-inch slate to partner its 9.7-inch flagship. Unnamed sources at the company’s suppliers say it’ll pack a screen with a resolution close to the 1024 x 768 display on the current model. This jibes with what we’ve heard about the iPad 3 toting a Retina Display — unless the smaller unit is aimed at budget buyers. The report claims test panels are being produced by AU Optronics and LG Display and that this model might also run on LTE. It’s probably fair to point out that Apple is famous for producing prototypes in a wide variety of sizes that will never see the light of day, so don’t get your hopes up too soon.