Apple is said to be planning a smaller, cheaper iPad, being dubbed the iPad Mini by the media.

At least two people with knowledge of the plans say that new device will launch by year-end.

The screen is expected to be between 7 inches and 8 inches rather than the current iPad’s 9,7 inches.

A number of competitors, such as Amazon, Google and Huawei, already have products in the 7-inch space that are more affordable than the bigger standard.