So Samsung vs Apple may be on in another part of the world, But that does not stop Samsung Executives from releasing information about Apple. Korea Times has quoted an unnamed Samsung official who has said that we can expect a 7.85-inch version of the tablet to arrive by the end of the year.
Take this with a pinch of sea salt, because of the simple fact that the rumor of a smaller iPhone, iPad, iPod touch have been around since their advent ( unless you consider the iPod nano a smaller version of the touch) Apple is also known to create tons of prototypes of their products, so this could as easily be one of those.
On the flip side , Samsung is a major component supplier for Apple, so the information could actually be true. We won’t know till later this year anyway.