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  But they don't tend to, do they?  They waited on the laptop chipsets until USB3 was supported natively to include them.   Plus, and we can only guess on timing on this, I think next year will see Apple add Retina support to the rest of the line.  The 13" MBP will come this year, with the MBAir first half as they can commoditize the cost of the screens, and improve battery and CPUs to support them.  Then to MacMinis, iMacs, and MacPros in the second half of the year, as...
  Haven't iMacs been available with Desktop class chips for several years now?  Not Xeon server class, but desktop class.  That's my understanding.       I'm not sure what choice they have. The IveyBridge Xeon clips don't support USB3 or Thunderbold.  This is why I'm confused why anyone was surprised there wasn't a MacPro update this year.  If they'd updated and not had USB3 or TB, I think they would have been crucified even more than they were.
@ tallest skil Actually, he said "we didn%u2019t have a chance to talk about a new Mac Pro at today%u2019s event, don%u2019t worry as we%u2019re working on something really great for later next year." So you can either think Tim Cook sucks at punctuation and he meant "later, next year", OR you can take it to mean "later 2013". But he didn't implicitly say early 2013. In fact, if you think MacPros are going to leverage HassleBridge Xeon processors, and come ready with...
If you expect the iPad mini to have anything other than the same kind of LED screen than the iPad and iPhones have, you're delusional. The e-ink Kindle is a single use device, so it has the luxury of being able to just be the best thing for reading. The iPad (and presumably Mini) is multi-use: video, games, internet... Which e-ink does not do so well. I'm sure Apple is quite happy to let Amazon have the sub-$100 e-ink reader market.
It might not be individual component yields so much as assembly of the finished product. People will likely complain about the lack of a Retina screen on this device, but let's not forget the issues at play; could they put out a device thin and light, with a retina screen that gets the battery life people expect, AND at the price point people are expecting. No. As Gruber stated, price point may be one of the key design points of the device. If Apple feel they need to...
  To be fair, that would have been my strong recommendation as well, and I'm not trying to sell you anything.  Maybe the Genius has see how many iPads come back damaged, and for the $100 you know that there's no problem with repairs for the foreseeable future.  I personally wouldn't buy an iPad without AppleCare, just like I wouldn't buy a Mac without AppleCare.  Accessories and smaller items are fine without it, yes, but anything $400 it's worth it for the peace of...
  The iPhone 4 is missing the top glass.  Imagine another layer in the "Glass-metal-glass" sandwich on the iPhone4 on the right and the iPhone5 will be thinner.
  This isn't even a delivery codec, it's a distribution codec.  In most serious post scenarios, you shouldn't be dealing with h.264 footage.
Yeah, Apple's just changing these things out all the time... it's like, almost every decade!   You've got a drawer full of cables for devices you've bought (and presumably enjoyed using), and now you're going to stop buying iOS devices because you can't use your old cables anymore. So what you're saying is that the quality of the device plays no part in your purchase decision, just your ability to continue to use legacy peripherals.   Amazing...
My problem with the original iMore article is that he justifies this Fall 9.7" iPad refresh theory by pointing back to Daring Fireball's self-admitted spitballing post about why Apple MIGHT do a refresh in the fall of last year.  Gruber was never serious, and if I remember correctly said several times on the talk show he regretted the ruckus it caused.   AFTER that post all the other tech sites chimed in with their own sources, but it was just a snowball based on...
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