I dunno, I already thought the Fire was a good argument towards convincing Apple to make a 7" tablet. Now we have the Nexus 7 which I hear a lot of good things and how Amazon should fear (and even Apple, though most people agree on the Amazon, but not everyone agrees about Apple). This article (http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...hand_on_iPad_Mini_?source=rss_keyword_edpicks) gives an argument why while the Nexus may not impinge too much on iPad sales and it is more aimed at the Fire that it will make Apple have to put out a 7" tablet in response. Which if you ask me is a good thing. Though I suppose it's too late for me. My mom passed me down her iPad 2 so because I'm on a tight budget I'll just be happy with that. But if she hadn't given me that, I wouldn't have bought an iPad as it is now. For what I wanted it was too big anyways and I'd rather just use my iPhone. But a 7" iPad would have been really tempting, especially if they got the price points that Google and Amazon have with theirs. And let me say every reason I decided the iPad as is now was too big for what I wanted? I still think is true. It's just that since I got it for free I'm willing to compromise (I do love my iPad and while it is by no way a replacement for my computer, I am using my iPhone a lot less now unless I'm actually out and about. I used my iPhone at home mostly for ebook reading and gaming, and my iPad has replaced that. A smaller iPad would be nicer cause it would be a lot easier on my wrists for both and I could probably read a book easily with one hand if it were smaller, something my iphone still has advantage over the iPad).