Popular tablets like Amazon's Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7 built by Asus seem to prove that the late Steve Jobs was dead wrong in saying 7-inch "tweener" devices have no place in the market, but maybe what he meant to say is that Apple
users aren't interested in such things. If that is
what he meant to say, then a new survey backs his claim and shows he was right to avoid the tweener category.
A coupon site pinged nearly 1,900 people on how they felt about the upcoming iPhone 5 and oft rumored iPad mini device. Surprisingly, almost 8 out 10 -- or 78 percent, to be precise -- of respondents said they're rather own an iPhone 5. Why so? Well, 46 percent said the iPad mini was "pointless," while 39 percent stated they'd use their iPhone more often (which is really just another way of saying the iPad mini is pointless, no?).
The survey doesn't represent the populace at large, but mostly existing Apple product owners. Out of the 78 percent who said they'd shun the iPad mini, 77 percent already own an iPhone. And of the few who would prefer an iPad mini over an iPhone, over half -- 52 percent -- already own an iPad. Out of all survey respondents, 76 percent already own an Apple product of some sort.
What do you think, should Apple release an iPad mini, or leave that segment to Android?