Apple is said to have worked on a 7in iPad, although the device may never ship. The Daring Fireball’s John Gruber claimed that Apple is currently testing a 7.85in iPad during a podcast with The Talk Show. 

Gruber said sources had told them that Apple “have one in the lab,” describing it as ”just like the 9.7in iPad shrunk down a little bit.” (More below...) 

However, Gruber noted that the product may never ship.

There have been many rumours about a 7in iPad over the years, despite the fact that Apple’s late-CEO Steve Jobs said that he didn’t believe it would be a suitable size. Jobs discounted the seven-inch tablet form factor as "only 45 percent as large as a 10-inch screen.”