When I first handled the iPhone at Macworld when it was launched, my first reaction was WOW! My second was that it was too small. I wanted an iPhone immediately but I wanted it to have a screen that was at least as large as the footprint of my Blackberry. That would have been about a five-inch screen. Seven will be just fine. I've had the iPad and the iPad2, skipped the new iPad. Can't wait for an iPad mini.
No! that is not apple style of making produxt.
I use my iPad mostly to read books. I'll buy new one only if it has retina resolution.