The 9.7inch iPad at present still does not have a worldwide distribution but news of a smaller sibling with a 7-inch screen has emerged in cyberspace and the rumour mill appears to have gained tremendous momentum.

This piece of news appears to have emerged from Taiwan’s Economic Daily. Apparently the original iPad seemed too heavy and large for consumers that has led to Apple creating a smaller version of the original.

This device is meant to be released on Q4 of this 2010.

This may be purely a rumour but the 7-inch iPad would take the very thing that made the device what it is- it’s large screen.

We’ll see.