Apple to build a smaller, cheaper iPad

Apple Inc. plans to debut a smaller, cheaper iPad by year-end, two people with knowledge of the plans said, to help maintain dominance of the tablet market as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. prepare competing hand-held devices.

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Apple to release cheaper tablets

Two people have revealed that Apple has plans to debut a smaller, cheaper iPad by the end of the year to help maintain their stronghold on the tablet market.

The two people, who have asked not to be identified, said that the new model will sport a screen that is smaller than eight inches (20 . . . → Read More: Apple to release cheaper tablets