There will be no 7 inch iPad

During Apple’s fourth quarter earnings conference call on Monday, Steve Jobs squashes rumors of a 7-inch form factor coming for iPad.

“The reason we won’t make a 7-inch tablet isn’t because we don’t want to hit that price point, it’s because we think the screen is too small to express the software. As a software driven company we think about the software strategies first.”

Steve Jobs’ comments come as a number of iPad competitors such as Samsung Galaxy Tab is embracing the 7-inch form factor.  Apple has been rumored for months that it is working on a 7-inch iPad. The 7-inch iPad is said to be launched together with its 13inch sibling early 2011.