The following comment was made to an article by Jim Dalrymple on the question of whether or not Apple should market a 7 inch iPad.
"Asking whether there is a market for something is the wrong question and it's going to lead you to the wrong answer. Asking whether a 7 inch iPad will provide a better user experience than a 10 inch iPad is a better question."
There's little doubt that user experience on a 7" iPad would be "inferior" to that of a full-size 10" iPad.
Then again, I could say the same thing about the user experience of an 11" MacBook Air verses that of a 15" MacBook Pro. But some people make that choice daily, sacrificing a distinct measure of usability on the alter of portability.
So a better question would be, "Is there a set of users for whom a 7" iPad would be a better solution?"
Would they make the same sacrifice, for the same reasons?
And asked that way, I think the question answers itself.
[Via The Loop]