One particular email used in the Apple versus Samsung trial revealed that co-founder Steve Jobs was not totally against the idea of building a 7-inch iPad tablet. The said email came from Eddie Cue, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services at Apple. Cue, after getting his hands on a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, sent an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS software chief Scott Forstall, and marketing chief Phil Schiller in January this year. In the email, Cue felt compelled that there is a market for a 7-inch iPad.
He also wrote that he previously expressed the idea to Steve Jobs several times since Thanksgiving. The interesting part though is that Steve Jobs reportedly seemed very receptive to the idea of a 7-inch iPad. Sadly, Jobs left too soon before he could confirm Cue’s email. Apart from the interesting fact that the email is now being used by Samsung as an evidence that Apple does take cues from its competitors, it also sort of supports our previous presumption that an iPad mini is now under way – assuming of course that the idea was approved by Tim Cook in the first place.