If there’s another tech company that gets the scrutiny Apple gets, I don’t know what it is. Not only does everything Apple builds get sliced and diced an nauseam, so does everything Apple might build.
The perfect case in point is the so-called iPhone 6, which should debut later this year, equipped with a larger screen, faster CPU, sapphire glass, iOS 8, blah, blah, blah. Is Apple hiding the surprise of the year? Yes.
Behind Door Number 3
Right up front let me disclose a few obvious facts. My prognostication record is about average; somewhere around 50-50.
And, unlike many Apple watchers, my sources are entirely a combination of feminine intuition, an experienced Apple-watching eye, and my own personal wants and needs.
Therefore, allow me to introduce Apple’s biggest surprise for 2014. The iPad nano.
Wait a minute. Isn’t the iPad mini small enough? Why make it smaller?
You’re right. The iPad mini is about the perfect size for a small tablet, but an iPad nano would be the perfect size for a gargantuan screen on an iPhone, say, somewhere around 5.7-inches or so.
Made For Me And You
What would make an iPad nano special is that it’s really an iPhone with a big body, big screen, complete with a cell phone already built-in, but treated as an option.
Use the iPad nano as a smartphone and attach to the carrier of your choice. Or, just use it as small tablet, hook up to Wi-Fi wherever, and go month-to-month on the cell phone carrier of your choice, but only as needed.
Sounds great, right?
You get all the benefits of an iPad mini in a slightly smaller package, but everything people love about the iPhone, but in a slightly larger package.
Tell me the truth. You want one already, right?
Now, based upon my stellar track record as an entirely mediocre Apple new product prognosticator, your chances of getting an iPad nano are slim to slimmer to none.