Apple is set to announce the arrival of a smaller, cheaper version of its hugely popular iPad tablet at an invitation-only event in California on Tuesday. The iPad has become dominant in the market for full-sized, 10-inch tablets, but Amazon and Google got a jump on it with devices in the 7-inch range. Apple once scoffed at pocket-sized tablets, but the success of its rivals forced it to reconsider. Its mini-iPad has been the subject of speculation and anticipation for months. "It's going to be the go-to holiday gift," said Michael Yoshikami, founder of Destination Wealth Management, which owns Apple shares.
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