Ready for the iPad rumor of the day? No, this one isn't about the iPad 3—er, "the new iPad." Rather, DigiTimes has gotten fresh news from its supply-chain sources about Apple's rumored 7.85" tablet.
This time, the Taiwanese site claims the fun-sized iPad will frame a non-Retina IPS or FFS display with a "slim bezel." That sounds quite similar to what Amazon did with the Kindle Fire, which has a 1024x600 IPS panel and a relatively modest bezel. The Kindle Fire's display size is only 7", though, and the Apple device is rumored to be more expensive—$249-299, according to DigiTimes. (The Kindle Fire costs $199.)
I, for one, hope the rumor isn't true. Small bezels might be all well and good on laptops, but tablets really shouldn't follow along the same path. Having a thick strip of non-touch-sensitive material around the display is a good thing. There's nothing worse than not being able to get a good, secure grip on a device that's designed to be held.