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Originally Posted by Carmissimo View Post

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It might not seem like much to go from a 3.5" screen to maybe a 5" screen but I'll bet the user experience would be significantly enhanced.

3.5" Screen: 2.1" x 2.8", 5.88 sq. in.

5.0" Screen: 3.0" x 4.0", 12.00 sq. in., 104.1% larger

Still pocketable, but would be much better browser/e-book device. sign me up! I'd choose that over a 7" in a hearbeat. And it trumps the Android 4.3" screen size.
post #122 of 208
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Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

I saw nothing in your original statement about "E-reader".

Nice back pedal.

Fanbois? lol

Next...



Denial: another fanboi trait.

Read the post again where I said... oh never mind, you crazy guy you!
post #123 of 208
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Originally Posted by Boogerman2000 View Post

Denial: another fanboi trait.

Read the post again where I said... oh never mind, you crazy guy you!

Re-read my post.

By the way... why do you use personal attacks to defend your arguments? Very weak.
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post #124 of 208
FINALLY, Apple is going to update the Apple TV! It's about time, because the current one has too many problems, and is not very Apple-like. I wonder if the Apple TV iOS will be able to run on the current Apple TV boxes, or will new hardware also be required?
post #125 of 208
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Originally Posted by ascii View Post

A device operated by remote control is different to both mouse and touchscreen. So it would be a 3rd type of GUI. Unless the magic trackpad is intended for use with the new Apple TV?

The only thing different from an iphone is they need to add a cursor on the screen and voila, it works just like a macbook trackpad.

Not sure how they will package this since the magic trackpad sell for 70$ and the AppleTV is suppose to cost 100$. Maybe a smaller trackpad will come with it or just a cheap remote like old TV and trackpad will be optionnal with magic track or iphone/ipod.

If that thing can do old AppleTV stuff AND compete in the game console business this is going to be HUGE.
post #126 of 208
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Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post

Forget about it. Apple's position of strength is a form factor that targets multiple intersecting markets into one device.

The current iPad is the sweet spot between several applications. Building a custom eReader when the iPad has it and more goes against Apple's consolidated product lines.

Well, I'm not convinced the current form factor hits the sweet spot for e-readers which is why A 7" form factor that encompasses some/most of the abilities of the current Ipad, YET scaled down to better compete with kindle and nook could be very successful. Will it happen? I have my doubts, Apple historically limits offerings/form factors to avoid cannibalization--and the goal of total consolidation has been the norm as you stated.
post #127 of 208
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Originally Posted by BUSHMAN4 View Post

You can be sure that APPLE has a few things in its pipeline and is simply not resting on its current products. Whether or not the rumors are the actual products is anyones guess.

Well, Apple had a quite aggressive forecast at its last earnings call. If it beats that forecast, it needs to get something big out there soon. By that I mean a big seller, available immediately, in large quantities.

Sure, there may be iPod, and maybe AppleTV upgrades-- but these will largely affect the October-December quarter. An iPad bump (and possible new model) makes sense in the January-March quarter.


The only thing I can think of for the July-September Quarter is a CDMA iPhone 4!

If CDMA iPhone 4 supplies are constrained, someone suggested a gift certificate might mitigate the problem.

I posted this to another thread:

http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=111950

If you look at Andy Zacky's forecast for the September quarter:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2191...r?source=yahoo




He has a higher forecast than Apple: $19.1 billion vs $18 billion.

If Apple forecasts $18 billion, I believe they expect to attain $20 billion.

Where does that extra $2 billion revenue come from?


Looking at the chart, I think the estimates for the iPad are low-- rather, more like 6 - 7 million units. But that won't get them [all the way to] an extra $2 billion,

That leaves the iPhones. Zacky's forecast is reasonably correct considering the published supply constraints.

But, If those shortages are caused by building a Dual iP4 or (sadly, more likely) a iP4 CDMA on a shadow manufacturing line-- then there could be a significant bump in iPhone sales and revenue for the September quarter.

Let's say Apple has an initial inventory of CDMA iP4s and a running production line!

How many iP4 CDMA iPhones could Apple sell, world-wide, in the 7 weeks remaining in the quarter (after an Aug 15 announce)?

! million? 2 million? 5 million?

Asked in a different way: If Google is currently activating 200,000 Android phones per day * how many CDMA iP4s could Apple activate per day for the next 44 days (after the Aug 15 announce)?

* http://www.mediapost.com/publication...art_aid=133348

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post #128 of 208
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Originally Posted by Socrates View Post

Of all of these, the 7" iPad seems the least probable.

I'm an iPhone/iPad developer, so I have some experience with what's involved in programming these things. One of the key differences between iPhone and say, Android is that iOS has no real provision for automatically supporting different screen sizes.

Porting from iPhone to iPad means redesigning your interface for a different screen size and aspect ratio. This isn't automatic - it requires a complete manual redesign of each screen. You'll notice that most iPad buttons aren't twice the size of iPhone ones - they aren't scaled up - they are still exactly the right size for your finger, they're just further apart. (I'm talking about native iPad apps, not upscaled iPhone apps and I'm referring to buttons on modals and tab bars not the keyboard).

Supporting the retina display is simpler because switching image sizes works automatically but that's only possible because the retina display is exactly double the resolution of the 3GS and the screen is the same size. If the screen were bigger or smaller or the pixels weren't an exact multiple of the 3GS then that would have to be done manually as well.

So consider this, if the iPad buttons are the correct size for your finger on a 10" iPad then what happens when you reduce the screen size? If you downscale everything then the buttons will be too small to touch accurately. If you keep them the same size then you break the layout. This can't be done automatically - developers will have to update their apps.

So maybe Apple will just expect developers to update their apps - it wouldn't be the first time. But it would seem a bit strange after launching the iPad only a few months ago to suddenly release an update that breaks half the existing apps. And if Apple knew this was coming you would think there'd be some hint in the developer documentation, like "don't design your apps for a fixed screen size" or "make sure the buttons in your iPad interfaces are a bit bigger than they need to be".

I guess you missed the part where they clearly stated that this 'rumored' 7 inch iPad would have the exact same (1024 x 768) screen resolution/aspect ratio of the 9.7 inch version, and the loss of 2.7 inches of screen real estate would hardly cause for alarm on a device of, a still sizable, 7 inches.

We'll See...
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post #129 of 208
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Originally Posted by GaspinRasputin View Post

I don't understand the need for a smaller iPad...

I am a pilot, and every pilot I know wants a smaller one that can be placed on the yoke (requires that the width not exceed about 5 1/2 inches, which would put this form factor in that category perhaps). Also, I want a lighter version for reading in bed (the current ipad is too heavy for me, resting on my stomach). Just some thoughts, and hope they provide some alternative form factors based on the ipad technology.
post #130 of 208
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Originally Posted by fabsgwu View Post

I really do hope they have a metal backplate (just *not* polished chrome, thank you), the glass backplate is completely unnecessary since the antenna is integrated on the band. The current design is overly delicate and expensive.

Look for a mid-cycle (yes, highly unusual for Apple) design of the iPhone with a new internal antenna assembly, and that replaces the impractical glass back for something manufactured of a composite material... It only makes sense for a usability standpoint.
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post #131 of 208
"The CDMA iPhone's back plate will be forged from metal materials and will feature an integrated antenna."

I think that's some of Apple's classic false info to track down leaks. I doubt they will backtrack that much on their design.
post #132 of 208
Fusion-based Apple TV streaming 1080p with bluetooth connectivity for keyboard/trackpad, remote and iPhone/iPod touch gaming controller? Sounds like a winner if they can keep it around $200-$300.

Not exactly sure how much sense iOS makes from a UI perspective. I think an Apple TV needs a simple UI, but without direct touch does iOS make sense? Maybe in a different input capacity, not sure how that would work...

I would see this mostly as an advancement into gaming market to compete with Wii more than trying to replace TV content. It would make sense to try to build on the gaming momentum that iOS currently has.
post #133 of 208
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Originally Posted by Bagman View Post

I am a pilot, and every pilot I know wants a smaller one that can be placed on the yoke (requires that the width not exceed about 5 1/2 inches, which would put this form factor in that category perhaps). Also, I want a lighter version for reading in bed (the current ipad is too heavy for me, resting on my stomach). Just some thoughts, and hope they provide some alternative form factors based on the ipad technology.

The MagicPad is 5 1/8 inch square and has a 7 inch diagonal surface (no bezel).

A 5 1/2 x 7 (WxH) would give a 7" diagonal screen with about the same bezel width as the iPad

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post #134 of 208
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Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post

Look for a mid-cycle (yes, highly unusual for Apple) design of the iPhone with a new internal antenna assembly, and that replaces the impractical glass back for something manufactured of a composite material... It only makes sense for a usability standpoint.

Have a look at this:

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...tal_alloy.html

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post #135 of 208
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Originally Posted by starmax View Post

Not exactly sure how much sense iOS makes from a UI perspective. I think an Apple TV needs a simple UI, but without direct touch does iOS make sense? Maybe in a different input capacity, not sure how that would work..

Apple will probably allow use of an iPhone, iPad or the new MagicPad as the input device for the new Apple TV with iOS. This is currently possible using the Remote app on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Perhaps the new Apple TV will even come with a MagicPad.
post #136 of 208
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Originally Posted by Joe hs View Post

How exactly would iOS work on apple TV? It's a completely different category of device to iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad.

Many of the existing apps could be used on your tv, with some sort of remote pointing device (magic trachpad). bluetooth keyboard likely also. Any app that streams video to iPhone/iPad now, could stream to your TV. All the app store games on your tv, all the app store content related apps on your tv. Then a new class of apps that interact with the video/audio stream. Mashups of live/recorded TV. (we can hope).

Sounds like potentially a pretty big deal.
post #137 of 208
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Originally Posted by GaspinRasputin View Post

I don't understand the need for a smaller iPad...

I agree! People already have smart phones. I am waiting for a LARGER iPad - 9x12 or even 10x13!

Now that would be great for many things - and replace paper even more - sheet music, presentations, magazines, etc.

Hey Steve - WE LOVE SCREEN REAL ESTATE!!!!

9x12 and 2GB RAM - then I'm buying!
post #138 of 208
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Originally Posted by Carmissimo View Post

Hpw would a Touch with the same resolution as the iPhone Retina display but a larger screen, work out. Would iPhone apps work on a Touch with that set-up without mods?

They'd look and work pretty much the same as a pixel-doubled iPhone app running on an iPad does now (only less pixellated since the iPad doesn't currently support the HD graphics in iOS4 apps).

That would probably be okay, but I'm not sure what the benefit would be versus running the app on an iPod/iPhone. The pixels would be bigger but there would still be the same amount of content on screen.

It might have a niche as an iPod for the hard-of-seeing, but I can't see a market big enough for Apple to take an interest in.
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post #139 of 208
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

I envision a 7" iPad as more of a business-targeted device as opposed to a consumer-targeted device.

A 5.5" diagonal iPod Touch would still fit in most shirt pockets, pants pockets and holsters. It too, could serve as a business device-- POST (Point Of Sale Terminal) ala the Apple store. Better able to enter signatures, display receipts, etc.

You're talking about 5.5" in total, right? Because a device with a 5.5" screen would most likely not fit so well.

I think the size of the iPhone screen is great, and is the most ideal size for an open-faced phone. My significant other has a Droid X, and the thing (literally) looks like a brick in his jeans pocket. Looks a bit awkward.

The iPad I can totally see having a 7" screen, however. A quick way to judge this screen size is to draw a rectangle 10cm x 15cm, as this is roughly 7" diagonal at an angle that is the iPhone's. Or, tear off a sheet of 5" x 7" memo paper, as this would mimic the rough size of a 7" screen iPad (w/ some bezel room). Seems to me to be the perfect size.
post #140 of 208
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Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post

I guess you missed the part where they clearly stated that this 'rumored' 7 inch iPad would have the exact same (1024 x 768) screen resolution/aspect ratio of the 9.7 inch version, and the loss of 2.7 inches of screen real estate would hardly cause for alarm on a device of, a still sizable, 7 inches.

We'll See...

I didn't miss it, I just pointed out that if you make the pixels smaller then you make the interface elements smaller, and if you make the interface elements bigger then you need to redesign your apps.

You may be correct that a drop from 10" to 7" wouldn't be an insurmountable difference, but it would still seem pretty odd for Apple to have an iPad model where the on-screen buttons were smaller than on the iPhone.

Of course most things Apple does seem improbable until they do them, so as you say, we'll see.
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post #141 of 208
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

The MagicPad is 5 1/8 inch square and has a 7 inch diagonal surface (no bezel).

A 5 1/2 x 7 (WxH) would give a 7" diagonal screen with about the same bezel width as the iPad

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Yep - the iPad has already almost revolutionized small airplane navigation/planning. However, the larger iPad is not optimized for instrument flight (as you don't want the screen to be off center while you are piloting in the clouds).

Also, the larger iPad cannot go up in the higher altitudes (apparently, it gets really hot), and the lack of 3G coverage makes it somewhat useful, but not entirely the best bet for replacing the heavy paper charts necessary to fly IFR (instrument flight rules).

You can, however, plan and file your plan, look at weather, etc, and get a moving map display (somewhat, but not always).

There are dedicated tablets already in use, but they are extremely expensive (several thousands of dollars, plus expensive subscriptions for updating charts). The hope is that a smaller ipad, with its ability to utilize cheaper or free charts, will make it a must-have for every pilot.

A lot of my pilot friends and flight instructors at Palo Alto airport already use the iPad, along with the ForeFlight planning app, which is awesome. Met an Apple engineer on Saturday, who is already encorporating his ipad into his flight training, even though he has yet to solo.

Hope they put out a smaller one - I'll step up and get one at that time, assuming the problems I noted have been ironed out by then (hopefully).
post #142 of 208
Well, I would certainly buy a 7" iPad. It is a little smaller, and just easier to hold while surfing the web. It would also make a great touchpanel controller for a home automation system.

The new Apple TV would be great too if it did something I would really like- play bluray isos from a computer network, same thing for ripped DVDs like frontrow. If it did that well, I would buy 5 of them as soon as they come out.
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that's because you don't have to hold and type with your lap-top in your hands for an given period of time...your argument is mute.

It's mute? I can't hear you!!
Oh , you meant moot.
post #144 of 208
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Originally Posted by Socrates View Post

I didn't miss it, I just pointed out that if you make the pixels smaller then you make the interface elements smaller, and if you make the interface elements bigger then you need to redesign your apps.

You may be correct that a drop from 10" to 7" wouldn't be an insurmountable difference, but it would still seem pretty odd for Apple to have an iPad model where the on-screen buttons were smaller than on the iPhone.

Of course most things Apple does seem improbable until they do them, so as you say, we'll see.

Apple could very well just decrease the resolution on a 7" screen iPad from the 1024x768 the 9.7" uses, to the 960x640 resolution of the iPhone 4. That's only a difference of 64x128, resolution-wise, which isn't much. But it's not resolution that matters, its the pixels per square inch. Granted, the iPhone 4 display has a mind-numbing 330 PPI, which isn't likely to turn up in larger devices anytime soon, but considering the iPhone 3GS had about 115 PPI, a PPI of around 250 or so would make a 7" screen iPad look just as good (if not better) than one at 1024x768. Plus, developers could simply scale their apps, just as they've done for the iPhone 4.
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It's mute? I can't hear you!!
Oh , you meant moot.

"For all intensive purposes
A sure win
Chomping at the bit

Some of my favourites
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post #146 of 208
Apple and AMD is an awesome combo and not just for Apple TV.

For starters AMD and ATI are joined at the hip, which means there won't be as many problems with graphics hardware for macbooks and other macs.

Second AMD needs a major computer maker to endorse them, being second choice like they are in the WinTel universe is not very rewarding.

Apple is already using a lot of ATI products, and I am sure that folks at AMD can make some sort of tweaks to make ATI graphics scream when coupled with AMD chips.

FInally apple would not have to compete with Dell, Asus and HP for new chips.

AMD might not make the best chips, but they are not far behind and with a bit of cooperation from apple they can improve quite a bit.
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post #147 of 208
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It's mute? I can't hear you!!
Oh , you meant moot.

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post #148 of 208
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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post


iPod touch
32 GB $299
64 GB $399

iPad
32 GB $599
64 GB $699

That's a fairly large gap to add a 7" iPad. I'm not saying that they're going to do it, but arguing that there's not a big enough gap in between for a new product is silly.

Roll prices back a bit on both models in the new update. Sell the 32 for 299 and the 64 for 300. Suddenly you have more space available for new devices. The problem is that to really cut into the market for the Kindle and Nook Apple would have to release a new product in the ~$200-$250 range and I don't see that happening.
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"For all intensive purposes”
“A sure win”
“Chomping at the bit”

Some of my favourites

Let me try and guess these...


"For all intents and purposes."

"A sure bet."

"Champing at the bit."


Just between you and I, I tucked some sarcasm away in here...
post #150 of 208
Hopefully the new AppleTV will have feature parity with Windows Media Center so I can get rid of Windows entirely.
post #151 of 208
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Originally Posted by Bagman View Post

Yep - the iPad has already almost revolutionized small airplane navigation/planning. However, the larger iPad is not optimized for instrument flight (as you don't want the screen to be off center while you are piloting in the clouds).

You shouldn't be flying through clouds!

What do you fly?

Years ago, while on night shift, I was taking lessons out of El Monte, CA (a tiny little airport in So Cal), from Pappy Beale (he had over 10,000 hours & 1/2" thick glasses). We flew mostly AirKnockers, with an occasional super cub or 170. He was old school-- taught spins, when many of the new schools didn't. El Monte had a right-hand pattern. One time I was on my base leg, a little heavy on my left rudder... Pappy said: "you feel pretty comfortable, Don't you?"-- as he kicked the left rudder... Wheee!

One of my friends had done some crop dusting ("to blow the dew off the strawberries") and flown a Swift-- a neat little low-wing that would take 7Gs in any direction.

I got transferred to days, so that pretty much curtailed my lessons... got married, moved away.

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Also, the larger iPad cannot go up in the higher altitudes (apparently, it gets really hot), and the lack of 3G coverage makes it somewhat useful, but not entirely the best bet for replacing the heavy paper charts necessary to fly IFR (instrument flight rules).

How high are you flying? Pressurized? We could get the super cub close to 10,000 feet but it took a while & the air was pretty thin.

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You can, however, plan and file your plan, look at weather, etc, and get a moving map display (somewhat, but not always).

There are dedicated tablets already in use, but they are extremely expensive (several thousands of dollars, plus expensive subscriptions for updating charts). The hope is that a smaller ipad, with its ability to utilize cheaper or free charts, will make it a must-have for every pilot.

A lot of my pilot friends and flight instructors at Palo Alto airport already use the iPad, along with the ForeFlight planning app, which is awesome. Met an Apple engineer on Saturday, who is already encorporating his ipad into his flight training, even though he has yet to solo.

Hope they put out a smaller one - I'll step up and get one at that time, assuming the problems I noted have been ironed out by then (hopefully).

Sounds like a good speciality use!

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post #152 of 208
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"For all intensive purposes”
“A sure win”
“Chomping at the bit”

Some of my favourites

"a tough road to hoe"

"for free"

...then there's the whole Mondegreen thing!

"there's a bathroom on the right"

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post #153 of 208
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"For all intensive purposes
A sure win
Chomping at the bit

Some of my favourites

Good ones. Add to it a couple of mine:

"Boy, she was really stuck up: what a hoi polloi!"
"That bureaucrat is officious."
"Definately."
post #154 of 208
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"For all intensive purposes
A sure win
Chomping at the bit

Some of my favourites

I could care less.
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Originally Posted by Firefly7475 View Post

With a Wiimote clone.

Think about it. It would work.

So if it runs iOS and has Safari, how would you type on it if you didn't own an iPhone or an iPod touch?
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post #156 of 208
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

You shouldn't be flying through clouds!

What do you fly?

Years ago, while on night shift, I was taking lessons out of El Monte, CA (a tiny little airport in So Cal), from Pappy Beale (he had over 10,000 hours & 1/2" thick glasses). We flew mostly AirKnockers, with an occasional super cub or 170. He was old school-- taught spins, when many of the new schools didn't. El Monte had a right-hand pattern. One time I was on my base leg, a little heavy on my left rudder... Pappy said: "you feel pretty comfortable, Don't you?"-- as he kicked the left rudder... Wheee!

One of my friends had done some crop dusting ("to blow the dew off the strawberries") and flown a Swift-- a neat little low-wing that would take 7Gs in any direction.

I got transferred to days, so that pretty much curtailed my lessons... got married, moved away.



How high are you flying? Pressurized? We could get the super cub close to 10,000 feet but it took a while & the air was pretty thin.



Sounds like a good speciality use!

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Yeah, I already told the Apple engineer to get Steve to drop all his projects, and make a dedicated iPad for us pilots.

My Turbo Bonanza B36TC flies up to 25,000 (it can go higher, but not certified as such, and is non-pressurized, with built in O2). You can't use any computers which use disk-drives, because they fail at high altitudes - the iPad gets extremely hot, which may have nothing to do with the altitude, since it is solid-state, but overheating has been a constant complaint about iPads (wonder why I haven't heard anything about this on this board?)

Didn't know you were a pilot also. Did my training at Travis Aeroclub/Petaluma/Oakland, before buying a few planes and settling into Palo Alto. I wish I could ditch my 50 lbs of charts for a 7" iPad. That would make my day. (still waiting for the callback from Steve...)
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A device operated by remote control is different to both mouse and touchscreen. So it would be a 3rd type of GUI. Unless the magic trackpad is intended for use with the new Apple TV?

The so-called Magic Trackpad has clickable-feet because it's designed to rest on a table for clicking and dragging. And even if the hardware was a little different, that doesn't explain how you'd type words. Not everyone has an iPhone or iPod touch.
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post #158 of 208
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Originally Posted by antkm1 View Post

i'd rather see a lighter weight 9.7" iPad instead of a smaller screen. After experiencing the iPad, I found that it's still too heavy to use for longer than 1 hour of continuous use.

You can't have it both ways. That's why if they do make a 7" one, that'll be the reason: weight. The iPad needs a bezel that size for fingers, that's why the only way to make it noticeably lighter is to make the screen smaller. A smaller, lighter version. That's why the new Kindle is lighter, 'cause they didn't need a bezel so big. They trimmed it down, it's smaller, and so it's lighter.

If they do a 7" iPad they'll bring up the resolution on the 9.7" version and they won't market it as iPad mini. They'll call them both iPad, and sell them on the same page, just like they do with the iMac.
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post #159 of 208
I think I may seem some reasons for the smaller iPad, this is reminding me of all of those great discussions about the iPhone mini.... which never came into being.
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I could care less.

I couldn't.
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