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Samsung, LG Display and Sharp have begun shipping high-resolution displays for Apple's next generation iPad as Foxconn prepares to begin assembly in January 2012, a new report claims.

The suppliers reportedly shipped a total of one million panels in October and will ship two million more this month, industry sources told DigiTimes on Friday.

Sources also said touch module suppliers will begin shipping components in mid-November to December with combined shipments of one million units a month from Wintek and TPK Holding. They claimed Apple manufacturer Foxconn is likely to start assembling the third-generation iPad in January of next year.

An earlier report from the publication claimed Apple planned to build two million next-generation iPad units by the end of this year.

The iPad 3 display has been widely rumored to boast a doubled resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. Retina Display-like pixel density would likely accelerate adoption of Apple's touchscreen tablet in the medical and aviation industries.

But, scattered reports out of Apple's supply chain suggest that producing the displays at a low cost and high volume has proved difficult for the iPad maker's partners. The increased resolution has also reportedly introduced new technical issues, such as whether to add a second LED light bar to the device.

Apple's next-generation iPad is expected to sport a quad-core A6 CPU and is rumored to include a smaller dock connector and a thinner, lighter battery.

Friday's report also noted that suppliers have sent Apple samples of a 7.85-inch iPad panel, but it was unable to verify whether Apple had decided to go with the smaller form factor. Rumors of a forthcoming 7-inch iPad picked up steam last month, despite the fact that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs disparaged the size as being too small.
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Same rumor, different day. Repeating it a hundred times doesn't make it more true, am I right, website-that-repeatedly-claimed-Apple-would-release-an-iPhone-5-with-a-bigger-screen-and-aluminum-back?

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Same rumor, different day. Repeating it a hundred times doesn't make it more true, am I right, website-that-repeatedly-claimed-Apple-would-release-an-iPhone-5-with-a-bigger-screen-and-aluminum-back?

Repeating it 100 times doesn't make it true, it just makes you "right" when it finally happens and you go, "See, see! We said this three years ago!"

Like the New York Times and the Verizon iPhone.

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post #4 of 35
While I don't believe this particular rumor for a minute, and while I don't know what exactly will be happening with the iPad3, I *do* believe that it will be significantly different from the iPad2.

I don't know if that means a Retina Display, an A6, something else ... all of the above. I have no idea. But I do think it will be a real step up from the iPad2.

Then again, my ability to predict these things sucks. So ...
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o Actual 1080p resolution - 1920x1080 (or greater within 4/3 window)
o IR emitter for use as remote for your A/V gear and other IR clients
o Twice as much actual memory internally
o Models from 32GB (base) to 256 GB
o Inductive charging via supplied mat -- no more cables
o Quad core CPU
o Memory slot (not CF, though... too large)
o Micro-USB connection
o Finally rid of that ridiculous bezel, now has proper fold-out grip assembly on rear
o contains SDR radio for continuous reception from .005 KHz to 30.000 MHz
o FM broadcast tuner
o TV tuner
o Folders that nest as deep as you like
o Near Field electronics for use in swiping at point of sale terminals
o Many more bluetooth profiles
o Will actually do wireless sync (you won't have to plug it in or run iTunes!)
o Now with full filesystem access so really powerful apps like those on OSX can be written for it
o Settings switch to allow apps from outside the app store to be installed, like Android has
o Docks on side AND bottom for drop-in keyboard, charging and audio dock capability
o adds standard 1/4 inch jack and high-quality preamp for guitar, bass, etc.
o only $99.95 !!!
o Supplied with extremely cute kitten and bag of rainbow condoms (not to be used together)

--- LOL

Ok, here's what we're actually going to get:

o Actual 720p resolution within 4x3 frame. So instead of 1024w rez, we get 1280w rez.
o Dual core processor
o Same GPU (it just went 9x faster with uPad 2, that'll do)
o Even more lock-down for apps and content (it'll be called a "feature")
o ...and a price increase
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o Actual 720p resolution within 4x3 frame. So instead of 1024w rez, we get 1280w rez.

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Dual core processor

Depends on what the A6 is based on.

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Same GPU (it just went 9x faster with uPad 2, that'll do)

As it's not a separate unit, it will change if the processor changes.

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Even more lock-down for apps and content (it'll be called a "feature")

Mind explaining what you mean by "lock down"?

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...and a price increase

16GB iPad 2: $399

16GB iPad 3: $499
32GB iPad 3: $599
64GB iPad 3: $699

And then a single model that can handle all three 3G players at the appropriate prices.

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post #7 of 35
Definitely make the iPad thinner. I can still sort of see the iPad 2 edge-on, in the right light.
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Definitely make the iPad thinner. I can still sort of see the iPad 2 edge-on, in the right light.

Indeed. I won't be buying one to replace my first gen until it's thin enough to ignore electromagnetism and slip through the spaces between the molecules in my hand.

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post #9 of 35
I really hope Apple decides to add a 7" iPad with the current iPad 2 resolution. Remember, Apple had many different iPod models to fit the various needs of people who listen to music and they dominated. Same applies here. Apple should build a 7" tablet to fight the Kindle Fire and B&N Nook and build a 6" Pearl e-ink e-reader while telling the public they are serious about supporting readers. Books are a weak link in the iTunes store.
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I really hope Apple decides to add a 7" iPad. Remember, Apple had many different iPod models to fit the various needs of people who listen to music and they dominated. Same applies here. 7" the let and a 6" Pearl e-ink reader.

I really don't see that happening.

Ever.
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…7" iPad…

Mmm.*

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Apple should build a 7" tablet to fight the Kindle Fire and B&N Nook and build a 6" Pearl e-ink e-reader…

The last thing Apple should be doing is legitimizing those mutant abominations. It's like a homo sapiens and a homo floresienses mating to produce a middle-sized offspring.

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…while telling the public they are serious about supporting readers. Books are a weak link in the iTunes store.

They are. It's the book companies that don't care about readers. They'll come around, just like the music industry was forced to do.

*Not to be construed as a plug for said site. It was the first thing that came up in a search.

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post #12 of 35
My prediction (issued with a guarantee), is that by the time the damn thing is released everyone will be so hyped and will have so miserably failed at managing their (unreasonable) expectations that they will be utterly disappointed and proclaim the ip3 a failure.
It will also outsell all other tablets put together oh, and me and my dog will love ours cuz AngryBirds never looked so good!
post #13 of 35
Sometimes a rumour gets to a point and you except it as very likely to occur. When the iPhone 4 display resolution rumours were coming out they didn't seem likely, mostly because it was far above what anything else was serving up at the time and Apple usually isn't the first to off a new technology, just the first to implement it well, which includes balancing the battery life. As the rumour moved on it started sounding feasible. This rumour is starting to sound feasible.
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post #14 of 35
The iPad 3 will be out when the iPad 3 is out, and not a second before. That will most likely be around 12 months after the second iPad got released, give or take a few months. The iPad 2 was great when it came out, and it's still great and kicking every other tablet's butt today. Nothing even comes close.

Apple should just take their time and get it right. Apple doesn't need to rush things out the door prematurely like everybody else does, because the results are often complete fucking garbage.

I do know one thing for sure, I'm not going to bother to stand in any line for the iPad 3, like I did for the iPad 2. I'll just order online, and I'll get it whenever I get it. I'm not going to sweat it.
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The iPad 3 will be out when the iPad 3 is out, and not a second before.

Yes, but AppleInsider's got you calling it the "iPad 3". They trained you well. Be sure to express disappointment when Apple calls it something else.

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Yes, but AppleInsider's got you calling it the "iPad 3". They trained you well. Be sure to express disappointment when Apple calls it something else.

As long as the next iPad leaves people amazed, then who cares what they call it?

I have to admit though, I've never given any thought to the name. It seems logical that it will be called iPad 3. Do you have any reason why it wouldn't?

Is Apple going to call it an iPad Retina? An iPad 2 +? An iPad 3S (for Siri)?

Sometimes the simplest and most logical naming conventions are the best ones, and iPad 3 sounds pretty logical to me. Either way, I'll be getting one. I don't care if they call it the iPad Lame, where can I preorder?
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And then a single model that can handle all three 3G players at the appropriate prices.

This to me is the one most likely feature to be in the next iPad. It also is the most significant change, from a business standpoint.

Apple will be able to make just two versions of the next iPad--WiFi and WiFi+3G--and benefit from that efficiency.
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The iPad 3 will be out when the iPad 3 is out, and not a second before. That will most likely be around 12 months after the second iPad got released, give or take a few months. The iPad 2 was great when it came out, and it's still great and kicking every other tablet's butt today. Nothing even comes close.

Apple should just take their time and get it right. Apple doesn't need to rush things out the door prematurely like everybody else does, because the results are often complete fucking garbage.

Well that would put this at the feb/march timeframe of 2012, right on schedule. And I don't believe there's any indication they've been rushing this? Getting a Retina display in an ipad has been going on for at least 1-2 years and possibly longer, you must know this because we've been seeing the same rumors since *before* the ipad 2 shipped.

This time 1 year ago, the ipad2 wasn't even out yet, so nobody had a solid clue about what it would be, and there were rumors of some kind of "ipad2 HD or ipad 3 also in the works" and Apple was aggressively pursuing that Retina display, trying to get yields in line and costs under control. It really sounds to me like all the new technologies we'll see in the ipad 3 have been the products of slow, steady and careful development.

However I'm trying to wrap my brain around the exact importance of a 10" Retina display and why it's so valuable. Yes, you can say your screen resolution and quality surpass all your competitors, that's a decent selling point. Yes, you can further penetrate into specialty niche fields like medicine and aviation. All good, fine. I'm missing something I think, I think we all are. Apple has been pushing this hard for a while now. AFAIK, nobody else is pursuing this or even trying to. Ask your average computer expert, they'd say it's somewhere between 'excessive overkill' and 'probably not possible'. So why pursue it so hard? There is extreme difficulty in making a display like this a reality. There must be another purpose, some other app use or killer function that allows for that leapfrogging over what the ipad 2 can do. I just think there has to be more to the purpose of such a display and all the difficulty that goes into producing it beyond just "higher quality and doctors like it more". What's the other selling point?

Factor in Siri. Siri makes displays less important actually. When you can have a natural conversation with your computer to accomplish tasks that traditionally require an awkward interface and a display, you don't really need visual output for alot of things. Headless computers that are voice only become more feasible. The next ipad will almost certainly have Siri built in. So if you're designing the ipad 3 and you know it will have Siri and a Retina display, is there some killer feature you could do here that wasn't possible before? Instead of making the display less important, somehow integrate Siri to amp up its value? There could be a significant Siri update on the way, something to specifically work with a 10" Retina.

While they could just throw this stuff in a pile and see what sticks/sells, it would be much smarter of them to figure out how to integrate this stuff together to form some new killer app. A highly compelling reason to buy the ipad 3 over the ipad 2, something that locks in their dominance and basically makes it impossible for competitors to compete.
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Apple's next-generation iPad is ... rumored to include a smaller dock connector ....

I expect any redesigned iOS dock connector to support Thunderbolt.
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post #20 of 35
I'd like Apple to lower the price of the iPad 2 to $399 this Christmas.

And then in 2012 (March?) keep the 16GB iPad 2 around, and sell the iPad 3 in 32 GB and 64 GB options at $599 & $699. The 32 GB iPad 3 would be the best seller of the pack, but people who only have $399 to spend could still buy an iPad.
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post #21 of 35
Quad core CPU and Retina Display would be cool. It would be interesting to see how Apple manages to maintain the same price and battery life, given that these are both non-negligible hardware upgrades.
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I'd like Apple to lower the price of the iPad 2 to $399 this Christmas.

And then in 2012 (March?) keep the 16GB iPad 2 around, and sell the iPad 3 in 32 GB and 64 GB options at $599 & $699. The 32 GB iPad 3 would be the best seller of the pack, but people who only have $399 to spend could still buy an iPad.

Just knock $100 off a device that no one else can directly compete with on price and that Apple can't sell enough of as is? What's the point for Apple because making $100 less net profit per device, which could all the profit they make per device?
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post #23 of 35
Possibly the 7 inch iPad is not for humans but for one's car. As others have written, an iPad in your car with Siri voice control and your music in the cloud could be an awesome accessory.
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Possibly the 7 inch iPad is not for humans but for one's car. As others have written, an iPad in your car with Siri voice control and your music in the cloud could be an awesome accessory.

That sounds like a like a lot of cross-licensing to get the 7" display integrated with your car's console. As great as that would be Apple has no history of working that closely to automotive companies outside allowing a 30-pin connector in a glove-box that can connect to the car's built-in system.

PS: I really hate that 30-pin connector in the glove box. I want my iPhone to be standing up in a charger on the center console where I can place it or grab easily. The glove box setup only works for an iPod you've loaded and left in the glovebox. They can remove the ashtray/cointray and make that into a iPhone dock. Do it, BMW! DO IT!
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Introducing the all new... iPad 2S!
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My prediction (issued with a guarantee), is that by the time the damn thing is released everyone will be so hyped and will have so miserably failed at managing their (unreasonable) expectations that they will be utterly disappointed and proclaim the ip3 a failure.
It will also outsell all other tablets put together.

This is the truest thing I have ever read on the internet.
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The last thing Apple should be doing is legitimizing those mutant abominations. It's like a homo sapiens and a homo floresienses mating to produce a middle-sized offspring.

Don't talk about Snooki that way.
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What I don't get is that if Samsung, LG and Sharp are each making displays for a future iPad, how is consistency maintained between the screens supplied by different manufacturers?

They can't be exactly the same without violating each others patents.
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Mind explaining what you mean by "lock down"?

Well, I see three types of lock down that Apple makes part of the iPad ecosystem.

1) apps can't get at the filesystem in an open manner; there's no finder, there's no expectation that one app can or should be able to get at another application's files. There's no reasonable file hierarchy exposed to the user (as seen with no nested folders.) This kind of sharing is integral to powerful apps from image and audio apps to text editors.

2) Apple restricts the type of content: If they decide your app duplicates functionality already in the store, they'll refuse it. So much for competition. If they find your app to be unacceptable, for instance it might contain sexual or cultural references Apple doesn't like, then they'll refuse it. So much for making up your own mind about what is good or bad.

3) Apps can't be purchased from anywhere but Apple's app store. This has serious consequences because with '2', above, in effect, not only can you not find these things in the app store, you can't have them at all. Apple thinks and acts like it's your mommie. Your prudish, middle-American, brain-dead, judeo-xian myth believing, mommie. Kind of unfortunate for the Americans who are over the age of 20 and whose actual mommies have decided they are ok to make decisions for themselves.

What I meant by additional restrictions is that given Apple's history here, they may decide not to allow apps for other reasons, reasons we're not able to anticipate at this time. An example of this kind of behavior is under way right now in the venue of the OSX app store, where Apple is VERY ill-advisedly planning on implementing a "sandbox" for all apps in the store, which will create an environment within OSX that is blind and deaf to other applications, and consequently cause those apps to become less powerful and less useful. A concern presently within the OSX community is that the sandbox for app store may expand to become a requirement for the OS as well; where it would not run applications that are not signed, sand-boxed, or otherwise interfered with.

HTH.
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Isn't this the same source that said we'd have an iPad 3 around this time this year? Still got a month left....
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there's no expectation that one app can or should be able to get at another application's files.

I expect no third-party application to be able to access any other application's files. You really want some piece of trash app to run code in the background that deletes all your other third-party apps' files?

I understand the functionality you want out of such an arrangement, but Apple already provides that. If each photo app had its own camera roll, that'd be nonsense. Apple allows access to all photos taken on the device in each app.

They've not done this for documents yet, as far as I know. I have a potential reason for this. Mind, I don't work for Apple, so if this is the reason, it's by chance.

To have a common dumping area for documents created on the device, Apple would have to (or force all third-party apps to) track by which app each document was created. Once each document has an 'app created by' tag, it could then be put in the dumping area and made visible to, though neither editable nor deletable by, other apps on the device that can read those filetypes.

That's a fairly hideous solution, but it's the best way to protect a user's data from deletion by unauthorized apps. You give any app the ability to create, edit, and delete documents in a common document dumping area, you'll see apps that wipe out users' entire document areas without so much as a howdy-do.

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If they decide your app duplicates functionality already in the store, they'll refuse it.

I don't believe that at all. There are hundreds of flashlight apps. And that's just one of many 'duplicated' function app kinds.

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If they find your app to be unacceptable, for instance it might contain sexual or cultural references Apple doesn't like, then they'll refuse it.

From Apple's point of view, it's better to be completely unable to be liable for some kid seeing naked people before its parents deem it ready to understand that people can be naked than to be potentially liable.

Now, granted, if you're not putting parental controls on app purchases, it's your own freaking fault your kid was exposed to the 'horror' of the naked body. Americans are all touchy about nudity. If we had PROPER education about the subject, kids would be smarter overall, period. Anyway, it's a liability issue.

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Apps can't be purchased from anywhere but Apple's app store.

Prevents malware. Prevents data theft. Prevents device slowdown. Prevents crashing. Protects battery life. Protects device integration. Protects Apple's aesthetic. Improves strength of brand name. Improves mindshare.

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A concern presently within the OSX community is that the sandbox for app store may expand to become a requirement for the OS as well

Such a requirement would mean the death of the operating system. Apple is not stupid enough to do such a silly thing, particularly with the lack of ease with which some things can be done in Xcode right now.

After the death of OS X, Cocoa, and all related things, it's likely that we WILL see a fully-sandboxed OS XI with far-improved API support and a much easier means by which to create powerful, integrated applications out of the box. But, again, it would be suicide if Apple went fully-sandboxed with OS X; a platform on which people are accustomed to doing their own thing.

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Your rationalizations as to why don't change the fact that these limits exist and are enforced by Apple, or that additional limits may be coming down the pike. Nor does it change the fact that some of us don't want them, don't need them, and don't appreciate them.

Also, just as a PS, you should look into the current app store submission guidelines and rules. There are some surprises in there for you re submitting yet another flashlight app.

Cheers.
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I expect no third-party application to be able to access any other application's files.

Yes, because editing an application's settings has never been useful to anyone. Likewise, no one has ever patched a bug in someone else's executable. And of course, poking around a device out of curiosity is bad. As are customizing start-up bitmaps, wrapping one app with another in order to provide it with an altered environment, adding your own plug-ins, creating apps of your own, and OMFG disassembly of other people's code...

...yeah, who would want to do any of THAT stuff.

You latecomers to the computing world always amuse me with your pathologically limited outlook on what one should be able to do with a device. It's yours; you bought it. All bets are off after that.

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… 2048x1536…

16GB iPad 2: $399

16GB iPad 3: $499
32GB iPad 3: $599
64GB iPad 3: $699

I think this is all pretty much what we can expect, altho I think they will make 32GB the base iPad 3 w/128GB at the top end. I don't think dropping the iPad down to 8GB for a cheaper model will work as well as on the iPhone, so I expect 16GB will be the smallest size for any iPad. If they are really wanting to put more pressure on the smaller tablet market they would drive the iPad 2 model down to $300 or $350, but $400 is certainly the more likely option in my mind. Extending their price range downward like was done w/the iPhone makes a lot of sense.

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However I'm trying to wrap my brain around the exact importance of a 10" Retina display and why it's so valuable. Yes, you can say your screen resolution and quality surpass all your competitors, that's a decent selling point. Yes, you can further penetrate into specialty niche fields like medicine and aviation. All good, fine. I'm missing something I think, I think we all are. Apple has been pushing this hard for a while now. AFAIK, nobody else is pursuing this or even trying to.

Factor in Siri. Siri makes displays less important actually. When you can have a natural conversation with your computer to accomplish tasks that traditionally require an awkward interface and a display, you don't really need visual output for alot of things. Headless computers that are voice only become more feasible. The next ipad will almost certainly have Siri built in.

The 2048x1536 screen will double current resolution and boost the PPI all the way up to about 264, which is still shy of retina status, but it's a much sharper image. Sharper images make text less blurry, improving it's capabilities as a reading device, not to mention for medical purposes. The flight books for airplanes are being replaced by iPads as well and more resolution is always helpful there. Games can be played at higher resolutions, video and audio editing takes a lot of screen real estate as well.

Siri makes having to open your browser to find information less needed, but you still have to look at the results. Siri makes the downside of the non-physical keyboard less of an issue. I fully expect the iPad 3 will get a better camera, probably not jumping to the 8MP from the iPhone 4S, but at least jumping to the iPhone 4's 5MP. Higher quality front camera and more screen real estate could mean improvements to video conferencing and allowing you to chain more people in and see everyone easily.

There are plenty of ways for the better screen to be used.
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Your rationalizations as to why don't change the fact that these limits exist and are enforced by Apple, or that additional limits may be coming down the pike. Nor does it change the fact that some of us don't want them, don't need them, and don't appreciate them.

So don't buy iOS products. You're less than 10% of the market.

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There are some surprises in there for you re submitting yet another flashlight app.

I'm sure there are.



That's one third of page one of who knows how many. This 'restriction' doesn't matter in the slightest and certainly doesn't appear to be in effect. The only instances (all of which I can barely remember as they're years-old) of 'blocking because of duplicate functionality' are in the case of Apple apps. And that's not even relevant anymore since other browsers are in the App Store and plenty of apps duplicate Apple's other functionality.

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Yes, because editing an application's settings has never been useful to anyone.

What do application settings have to do with the point that I made?

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Likewise, no one has ever patched a bug in someone else's executable.

Let's say you've written an app. So you're okay with random people just messing with your app's code? And you're okay with other apps deleting documents created with your app?

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And of course, poking around a device out of curiosity is bad. As are customizing start-up bitmaps, wrapping one app with another in order to provide it with an altered environment, adding your own plug-ins, creating apps of your own, and disassembly of other people's code...

I love that you think you're making a point here. I gave an explanation for document creation sandboxing. I spoke nothing of anything beyond that. This is laughable.

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...yeah, who would want to do any of THAT stuff.

You are the 0.000000001%. Enjoy Linux.

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You latecomers to the computing world always amuse me with your pathologically limited outlook on what one should be able to do with a device.

You're quite the comedian. I love that you think you can claim to state anything about me as a computer user, when I began using it, and what I believe about device use.

I offered a possible explanation for Apple's document sandboxing and you turn it into a battle of ideologies based on absolutely ludicrous nonsense and zero fact, going so far as to insinuate the type of user I am with no evidence as to your position. I think we're done here. I'm certainly done replying.

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