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Originally Posted by lvidal View Post

Of course they'll go now, but, if Apple makes always live streaming of their events, you can be sure the attendance will be cut in half.

Yes because none of the invited press would like the opportunity to actually handle the device...
post #122 of 227
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Originally Posted by PowerMach View Post

No. See: Last time.


So announcing on 3/7 makes this an iPad 7 and thus a 7" iPad. That was easy.
post #123 of 227
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Originally Posted by IQatEdo View Post

The iPad isn't on its side but might be upside down.

You have no way of knowing what the orientation is. It is actually wrong for every orientation. The spacing is much to big for portrait and slightly to small for landscape. This is most likely not a picture of an iPad. Not an umeetouched one.
post #124 of 227
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Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post

more like for multiple users not to adhere to corp policy

You asked for "a good program to lock apps or basic functions?" but your complaining because it can also be used with multiple iDevices in a corporate environment?

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post #125 of 227
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

You asked for "a good program to lock apps or basic functions?" but your complaining because it can also be used with multiple iDevices in a corporate environment?

never said it was for a corporate environment . You went there with corporate environment
post #126 of 227
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Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post

never said it was for a corporate environment . You went there with corporate environment

"more like for multiple users not to adhere to

corp policy" You mentioned corp, not me.

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post #127 of 227
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Originally Posted by Egocentric View Post

That's my point. I mean it's right there on the little picture, but nobody even seems the least bit concerned.

Keep in mind that Apple's promo material almost always uses product renderings rather than actual photos. This includes event invites as well as imagery on apple.com.

I believe that the iPad3 (or whatever it is called) will have a retina display. However given past experience, the event announcement image isn't really confirmation of that speculation.
post #128 of 227
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

"more like for multiple users not to adhere to

corp policy" You mentioned corp, not me.

The tool you linked is used for corp policy which is not what I wanted. I wanted something to make the ipad easy to use for multiple users as I stated more like for multiple users
post #129 of 227
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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

I've got my 800 bucks ready.

Is that how much it costs to attend that event?
post #130 of 227
I get sad thinking of how much Steve would have liked to show this off
post #131 of 227
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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

Cool. So on March 8 we can start on the iPad 4 rumors.

Na, I plan to start 1 minute after the conference ends on the 7th.
post #132 of 227
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Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

I get sad thinking of how much Steve would have liked to show this off

death bed while the iphone 4s was announced
post #133 of 227
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Originally Posted by aaarrrgggh View Post

Not to be pedantic... but do you really make your icons in Photoshop rather than Illustrator? I would think vector art would be easier to maintain (at a number of levels).

Depends on your needs. I tend to rely on high resolution textures which can't be captured in vector form.
post #134 of 227
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Originally Posted by solipsismx View Post


if they did they remove the home button i'd be a little worried about a decline in utility. How will you enable siri or other home button actions? I don't think the integrated button with no tactile feedback is a good solution.

once you actually use it, you will realize that it is magical.
post #135 of 227
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

Let's put it this way:

There are more controls and a finer level of control on iOS and OS-X for this kind of thing than on any other consumer software platform. So if that doesn't work for you then you are an "edge case" for certain.

Try Linux. It's not a consumer OS but it will give you more control. It seems like it might be the right choice for you.

I wish there were an easier way for 3rd-party developers to check for content ratings and implement parental controls.

We all have iPads -- and three are kids aged 11, 12, 16...

We have a video collection of about 1,000 movies and TV Shows that have ratings.

These are viewable on the AppleTV 2 via iTunes -- which has parental control based on metadata ratings from the iTunes store or MetaX (for ripped DVDs).

However, we use StreamToMe to make these same videos available to each iPad. StreamToMe does not (cannot?) interrogate the metadata of these same videos.

When StreamToMe first came available on the iPad, I contacted them to see if they could implement parental controls -- they said they would look into it.

We (adults) would like to be able to set individual controls for each kid's iPad...

As it is... we make everything available and consider it better than eliminating everything.

The same goes for the web -- there is no way to prevent anyone from going to any web site...

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post #136 of 227
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Originally Posted by poke View Post

The "Calendar" text is definitely higher resolution in that photo than it is on my iPad 2.

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post #137 of 227
Oh my gawd!!!!
Hell's bout to freeze over in this bi**!
post #138 of 227
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Originally Posted by boeyc15 View Post

CNBC probably got 'punked'(is that the correct slang?) by Apple. Good.

So 'to see and to touch'.
Anything to read into the 'and to touch'?

Just means they will have them ready to sell? Or???

I imagine that they have integrated some sort of vibration feedback system. It will be used for responsive typing as well as to enhance porn surfing.
post #139 of 227
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Originally Posted by David Scubadiver View Post

I imagine that they have integrated some sort of vibration feedback system. It will be used for responsive typing as well as to enhance porn surfing.

No, the invitation just means you have to see it and touch it. As in; get your hands on it. Nothing more.
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post #140 of 227
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Originally Posted by herbapou View Post

Would be nice to see the image of the invite

Am I wrong in thinking that the photo in the article is of the invite? It says it is.

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post #141 of 227
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

I wish there were an easier way for 3rd-party developers to check for content ratings and implement parental controls.

We all have iPads -- and three are kids aged 11, 12, 16...

We have a video collection of about 1,000 movies and TV Shows that have ratings.

These are viewable on the AppleTV 2 via iTunes -- which has parental control based on metadata ratings from the iTunes store or MetaX (for ripped DVDs).

However, we use StreamToMe to make these same videos available to each iPad. StreamToMe does not (cannot?) interrogate the metadata of these same videos.

When StreamToMe first came available on the iPad, I contacted them to see if they could implement parental controls -- they said they would look into it.

We (adults) would like to be able to set individual controls for each kid's iPad...

As it is... we make everything available and consider it better than eliminating everything.

The same goes for the web -- there is no way to prevent anyone from going to any web site...


I would argue that the problem is the ratings themselves are completely broken and not only don't reflect the kind of information that the average viewer wants to know about a particular title but are such a racket that a large part of the content production market just ignores them. Ask ten people what the difference in content is between 14a, 18a, PG, R, and X and you will get ten different answers.

I know on Netflix about 25% of the content (at least) is "not rated" because the producers didn't want to go through the hassle of being censored or having someone else dictate to them what they can and cannot put in the movie. A large part of these movies are not "risqué" in any sense of the word, they just didn't want to lose creative control to the religious zealots that run the rating system.

It's also worth thinking about what you are trying to protect your kids from. Almost all censorship is "wrong" in the sense that it only stops you from seeing things that no one has ever been able to demonstrate any real harm can come from. The most censored content of all is simple nudity which harms no one, offends only a few and is very healthy for children in general. Second to that is sexual activity which although confusing to young children is not going to really hurt them in any way to watch.

All the stuff that will actually screw up your kids minds and make them have nightmares (twisted sex and violence) is actually hardly censored at all and is fairly common on mainstream TV shows today. The messages they send are far more affecting than the occasional bare bum in a European movie and a show with a serial killer as a "hero" is arguably far worse for your children's psyche than an image of two people having sex.
post #142 of 227
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

I don't see enough evidence to suggest that is the case. Remember the iPad can be used on any of its 4 sides. They could have not included the button accidentally, could have used it on a different side to not include it, or even removed the button is editing.

If they did they remove the Home Button I'd be a little worried about a decline in utility. How will you enable Siri or other Home Button actions? I don't think the integrated button with no tactile feedback is a good solution.

The icon spacing in the invitation image is impossible to achieve in landscape mode. They are showing it in the portrait mode. Even the icon falls right on the same water drop that iPad 2 falls while being used in portrait mode. The similar scenario happens with the reflection on the dock.

And addition to that as I have mentioned earlier, it's impossible to get the same icon spacing in landscape mode. There seems to be NO home button. And I guess that also correlates with the reference in advertisement "And touch". This mention feels very generic because every one knows that it's touch oriented device unless iPad 3 is now can be entirely controlled via "touch".
post #143 of 227
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Originally Posted by Hari5 View Post

The icon spacing in the invitation image is impossible to achieve in landscape mode. They are showing it in the portrait mode. Even the icon falls right on the same water drop that iPad 2 falls while being used in portrait mode. The similar scenario happens with the reflection on the dock.

And addition to that as I have mentioned earlier, it's impossible to get the same icon spacing in landscape mode. There seems to be NO home button. And I guess that also correlates with the reference in advertisement "And touch". This mention feels very generic because every one knows that it's touch oriented device unless iPad 3 is now can be entirely controlled via "touch".

I don't know how you use buttons, but I generally tend to touch them

Could this whole icon "controversy" simply be due to a different number of icons in the dock? Maybe they're not using 4 like they usually do in the promotional images.
post #144 of 227
So excited! Just hope I have the money or will have to wait ages until they get them back in stock
post #145 of 227
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Originally Posted by Hari5 View Post

The icon spacing in the invitation image is impossible to achieve in landscape mode. They are showing it in the portrait mode. Even the icon falls right on the same water drop that iPad 2 falls while being used in portrait mode. The similar scenario happens with the reflection on the dock.

And addition to that as I have mentioned earlier, it's impossible to get the same icon spacing in landscape mode. There seems to be NO home button. And I guess that also correlates with the reference in advertisement "And touch". This mention feels very generic because every one knows that it's touch oriented device unless iPad 3 is now can be entirely controlled via "touch".

Ridiculous.

First off, you are wrong about the icon spacing in landscape mode. I'm looking at two iPads right now in landscape mode and they appear to have the same spacing to me.

Secondly, all this crap about no home button or landscape versus portrait is completely stupid given the fact that *all* Apple product shots are "shopped" in one way or another.

You can't tell anything from the focus as the focus is "constructed" in photoshop even for basic product shots on Apple's website. They generally take about thirty identical shots of each product with only the focal point moving between shots and then construct the "perfectly in focus from back to front" product shot from that in Photoshop.

Given the fact that *all* the images are shopped, all details about them and all comments on said details are just a waste of time.
post #146 of 227
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Originally Posted by Cinder6 View Post

I don't know how you use buttons, but I generally tend to touch them

Could this whole icon "controversy" simply be due to a different number of icons in the dock? Maybe they're not using 4 like they usually do in the promotional images.

Well I generally press the buttons, and touch the screen.

The spacing between the icons is wrong no matter how many icons you put on the dock. I tried doing that on my iPad 2.
post #147 of 227
predictions are fun, even when wrong:

100% certain: iPad 3 retina display (duh)

90% chance: Better cameras (yawn)

80% chance: Siri comes to iPad 3 (huge disappointment if not)

60% chance: LTE comes to iPad 3 (serious disappointment if not)

40% chance: MS Office app for iPad announced (has to come sooner or later)

20% chance: NFC comes to iPad 3 (not ready for primetime)

95% chance: Apple TV 3 unveiled (hardly a secret)

95% chance: New Remote App for Apple TV (old one sucks)

90% chance: Some new content apps announced for Apple TV (but nothing earthshaking)

50% chance: Siri comes to Apple TV via new Remote app (this would be huge)

10% wild guess: 5.5" iPod touch announced (the oft-rumored iPad mini)
post #148 of 227
These are fun times, cannot wait to see what is unveiled!
post #149 of 227
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Originally Posted by boeyc15 View Post

CNBC probably got 'punked'(is that the correct slang?) by Apple. Good.

neither corporation is run by 15 year-olds so no one got 'punked'. rather, the analyst on CNBC gave false information on a minor detail (i.e., it doesn't change the fact the iPad 3 will be officially announced by Apple next week).
post #150 of 227
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Originally Posted by techno View Post

Am I wrong in thinking that the photo in the article is of the invite? It says it is.

FYI when I posted this there was no image in the article. It looks like AI rush the news fast then did an edit a few minutes later, added the image and more info.
post #151 of 227
Reading this thread makes me think that this is the way it was for understanding hieroglyphics prior to the Rosetta stone.

It doesn't really matter to me what they add or don't add... I'll be buying a 3 for my Wife so that I can finally have her 1 to control my 8SE telescope.
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post #152 of 227
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

Ridiculous.

First off, you are wrong about the icon spacing in landscape mode. I'm looking at two iPads right now in landscape mode and they appear to have the same spacing to me.

Secondly, all this crap about no home button or landscape versus portrait is completely stupid given the fact that *all* Apple product shots are "shopped" in one way or another.

You can't tell anything from the focus as the focus is "constructed" in photoshop even for basic product shots on Apple's website. They generally take about thirty identical shots of each product with only the focal point moving between shots and then construct the "perfectly in focus from back to front" product shot from that in Photoshop.

Given the fact that *all* the images are shopped, all details about them and all comments on said details are just a waste of time.

I agree. No sense looking at how high resolution the image is, etc.

I think the only thing can you read into is the text "really have to see".
post #153 of 227
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

I would argue that the problem is the ratings themselves are completely broken and not only don't reflect the kind of information that the average viewer wants to know about a particular title but are such a racket that a large part of the content production market just ignores them. Ask ten people what the difference in content is between 14a, 18a, PG, R, and X and you will get ten different answers.

I know on Netflix about 25% of the content (at least) is "not rated" because the producers didn't want to go through the hassle of being censored or having someone else dictate to them what they can and cannot put in the movie. A large part of these movies are not "risqué" in any sense of the word, they just didn't want to lose creative control to the religious zealots that run the rating system.

It's also worth thinking about what you are trying to protect your kids from. Almost all censorship is "wrong" in the sense that it only stops you from seeing things that no one has ever been able to demonstrate any real harm can come from. The most censored content of all is simple nudity which harms no one, offends only a few and is very healthy for children in general. Second to that is sexual activity which although confusing to young children is not going to really hurt them in any way to watch.

All the stuff that will actually screw up your kids minds and make them have nightmares (twisted sex and violence) is actually hardly censored at all and is fairly common on mainstream TV shows today. The messages they send are far more affecting than the occasional bare bum in a European movie and a show with a serial killer as a "hero" is arguably far worse for your children's psyche than an image of two people having sex.

Yes, I agree that almost all censorship is wrong.

They are my grandkids, BTW.

Rather than control what they see, my daughter and I are trying to prepare them for what they see... so they can learn, understand and determine how to conduct themselves in polite society and the real world.

We are less concerned about [healthy/natural] sex -- than bigotry, any kind of stereotyping/profiling and antisocial behavior.

One particular galling stereotype is the kid-centric shows where the kids are smart, have access to everything and parents/adults are portrayed as out-of-touch oafs -- whose only purpose is to support the kids' every desire... a portrayal of self-indulgence and lack of respect for anything/anyone.

As an example of what we are trying to do: we have the mini-series Roots. We want the family to watch this together and to be able, where necessary, discuss and try to explain/understand...

There are several war movies that are quite graphic -- we want the kids to see these and understand...

Then, there are just the opposite -- movies/TV that we want the whole family to experience together -- because of the various emotions they invoke.

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post #154 of 227
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Originally Posted by aderutter View Post

Nope. 1024 x 768 -> 2048 x 1536 is a four fold increase in resolution.

No it's not. It's double the resolution along each axis. It's a four-fold increase in pixel density but resolution does not mean pixel count.
post #155 of 227
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Originally Posted by Alfiejr View Post

predictions are fun, even when wrong:

100% certain: iPad 3 retina display (duh)

90% chance: Better cameras (yawn)

80% chance: Siri comes to iPad 3 (huge disappointment if not)

60% chance: LTE comes to iPad 3 (serious disappointment if not)

40% chance: MS Office app for iPad announced (has to come sooner or later)

20% chance: NFC comes to iPad 3 (not ready for primetime)

95% chance: Apple TV 3 unveiled (hardly a secret)

95% chance: New Remote App for Apple TV (old one sucks)

90% chance: Some new content apps announced for Apple TV (but nothing earthshaking)

50% chance: Siri comes to Apple TV via new Remote app (this would be huge)

10% wild guess: 5.5" iPod touch announced (the oft-rumored iPad mini)


"20% chance: NFC comes to iPad 3 (not ready for primetime)"

I think that NFC is important... Not so much that the iPad will be used as an electronic wallet -- rather the iPad is used as an NFC terminal/POST that communicates to the electronic wallet, etc.
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post #156 of 227
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Originally Posted by emacs72 View Post

neither corporation is run by 15 year-olds so no one got 'punked'. rather, the analyst on CNBC gave false information on a minor detail (i.e., it doesn't change the fact the iPad 3 will be officially announced by Apple next week).

Some have reported that Apple sends out false information to find leakers. I used punk'd just as witticsm, I guess I failed. People are so tense these days.
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post #157 of 227
Apple hasn't confirmed they will announce an iPad. Personally, I think they will use this chance to announce a different and much anticipated new product: http://www.edibleapple.com/2012/02/2...ed-gas-stoves/.
post #158 of 227
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Originally Posted by afrodri View Post

Apple hasn't confirmed they will announce an iPad. Personally, I think they will use this chance to announce a different and much anticipated new product: http://www.edibleapple.com/2012/02/2...ed-gas-stoves/.

lol...
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post #159 of 227
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

Whichever way ... my 'wive' is getting the same present

Sign me up for the same club!
post #160 of 227
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Originally Posted by lvidal View Post

Apple invitations are truly art. Remember in that event they released the smart cover, and that invitation resembles that behavior when you uncover the iPad. They're genius :P

Nice observation!
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