Apple next-generation iPad has been rumored to appear later this year (or early next year). The new iPad is supposed to be smaller and may include some technology already used on the iPhone 4, 3-axis gyroscope anyone?
An iPad prototype included a gyroscope, but Apple decided to wait and use that technology in its new iPhone handset. This comes from a company that broke open their iPad and nosed around inside.
“It seemed strange at the time that a product like the iPad would have been designed to not include a gyroscope but an iPhone 4 that was being designed around the same time would,” Steve Bitton of UBM TechInsights.
According to iLounge, Apple might be looking to compete with the burgeoning 7-inch tablet market with an iPad Mini of their very own.