As we move into what's by far the most important time of year for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), investors are holding their breath to see what the tech giant has in store for the latest updates to its iPhone and iPad line of products. Over the past several weeks, much has been made about rumors over the changes coming to the increasingly important iPad Mini. However over the past few days, the focus has shifted toward its bigger brother -- the 9.7-inch iPad. According to a flurry of reports, the iPad's gone on a serious diet since its most recent update last October, which should hopefully keep the tablet ahead of the growing pack of imitators. In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses the news in greater detail and explains why it should matter to investors.

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