Steve Jobs was ‘very receptive’ to a 7-inch iPad

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Although Apple has long dismissed the viability of 7-inch tablets, the company has been talking about a smaller iPad internally for some time — and Steve Jobs himself was “very receptive” to the idea even though he had previously called 7-inch tablets “DOA” on an October 2010 earnings call. That’s the word from emails entered into evidence during Scott Forstall’s testimony in the ongoing Apple / Samsung trial; Apple VP Eddy Cue forwarded an article about the Samsung Galaxy Tab to his team in January 2011 with a note saying “I believe there will a 7-inch market and we should do one.” Cue added that he’d “expressed this to Steve several times since Thanksgiving and he seemed very receptive the last time.”

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