Steve Jobs said in many a interview that a 7″ iPad was not the right size, it was too small, and it was something that people wouldn’t want. People don’t know what they want and Apple tell them what they want and people accept it. Well, Steve was very wrong.
Since getting the iPad mini I have hardly used my iPad 3. I would usually upgrade to the next model and I didn’t upgrade to the iPad 4, maybe it’s because the iPad 3 had only been out for 6 months and there was no compelling reason to upgrade other than the dock connector.
The iPad mini IS and I repeat IS the right size, 7″ is the sweet spot, the iPad mini pushes the Apple boundaries yet again with the ultra thin-ness, light weight and its just so much more portable. It’s better than the Nexus 7, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and although I still do wish Apple would adopt the 16:9 screen dimensions I really do love the iPad mini. You can hold it in one hand easily, although I still struggle to hold it like Apple show in the photo below.
I would agree with Steve on one point, I don’t like reading magazines on the 7″ there just isn’t enough screen real-estate and I much prefer the 9.7″ for magazines, so there are some things that the 7″ iPad mini is just not really good for, but everything else it is good for.