The supply chain--that gaggle of component makers behind the products people actually buy--is talking about a smaller iPad again.
On Tuesday, a report in The Wall Street Journal claimed that suppliers have shown Apple samples of a device with an 8-inch class screen.
Suppliers of the sample 8-inch class panels include AU Optronics and LG Display, according to the Journal.
This follows a CNET report--citing supply-chain sources--back in October when suppliers were yapping about a 7.85-inch screen.
If Apple commits to commercial production of a smaller iPad--which is unknown at this point--it would be a big step in … Read more