Apple to Unveil Mini iPad with a 7- to 8-Inch Screen

The tech giant is expected to make an announcement about a new version of its tablet.
3:00 | 10/23/12

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Transcript for Apple to Unveil Mini iPad with a 7- to 8-Inch Screen
We're going to switch gears now. Another week, another big announcement from apple, expected to unveil the newest ipad, a mini version today. Reporter: There hasn't been this kind of frenzy for the little version of a big hit since dr. Evil made his tiny clone in "austin powers." I shall call him mini-me. Reporter: While mini-me was described as an exact copy but one-eighth the size, the expected ipad mini is supposed to be a little bit smaller than the original. A seven-inch or eight-inch screen, versus the ipad's ten inches when measured diagonally. We'll see a tablet that's based on consuming content, not necessarily creating it, like the bigger ipads. Reporter: The critic and obstacle to a smaller ipad has come from inside apple. The legend himself, steve jobs, famously and not so subtly called seven-inch tablets dead on arrival. Apple said he changed his views in the final months before his death. Apple is going after a market that's been successful with amazon and android with their smaller tablet. It would make sense that apple, the company, would like to defend itself turf by making the product. Reporter: The only question left, seems to be are they going to call it mini? For "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, san jose, california.

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