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Apple: 7-inch iPad Mini Tablet Not New Idea

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Some 18 months ago, Apple kicked around the idea of a smaller screen 7-inch iPad, a so-called iPad mini, according to documents and testimony that emerged at the end of week one of the vendor’s intellectual property clash with Samsung. Maybe something kind of like the Samsung Galaxy Tab already on the market would do, mused one company exec at the time. Ah, the devil’s almost always in the details, isn’t it? Last Friday, Apple iOS chief Scott Forstall (pictured, right) testified that in January 2011 Eddy Cue, the company’s Internet software and services senior vice president, in a (IT news)