It has been a while since I published this post about the difference between a 7″ ‘iPad’ and a 7.85″ ‘iPad’.
However, since then, I’ve heard lots of convincing arguments that Apple is working on a device with a 7.85″ screen, which implies it would run iPad applications and would therefore be an “iPad mini” and not an “iPod maxi”.
This post on Daring Fireball was the final nail in the coffin, I’m convinced now. Check it out.
Another good reason is that I remembered that Steve Jobs (and therefore Apple) believes the greater invention is not the iPhone, but the iPad. Along those lines, I’d also subscribe to “iPad mini” vs. “iPod maxi”.