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The fact that the 2012 invitation says that attendees need to "see" this year's update has been viewed by many as a reference to the high-resolution Retina Display that is expected to be one of the defining features of the next iPad. There has been reports leading up to this year's event that the so-called "iPad 3" will feature a 2,048-by-1,536-pixel display, doubling the resolution and quadrupling the number of pixels of previous iPad screens.

The invitation ALSO said "Touch," which the Apple Insider story cleverly avoided remarking on because they have no idea what that part of the invite might be about.

I predict that Apple will also introduce a new iPod Touch, perhaps with a 7" display.

Remember folks, you read it hear first!
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post #42 of 66
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So like this (my VLC icon)?

image: http://i.imgur.com/rzNXy.png

I've never understood the traffic cone. It's just a dumb idea.

Better, but as I said unjust don't care enoug to change them. Also, with full screen apps something I started enjoying with Mountain Lion I don't see my dock icons much at all now.

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post #43 of 66
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Originally Posted by GTR View Post

Anybody think they've worked out what the 'touch' aspect of this event will be yet?

Damned if I can.

Higher-sensitivity touch for the higher resolution?

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Originally Posted by chadmatic View Post

The background color image is clearly an eye.



EDIT: OH WAIT... OMFG. This is a Da Vinci Code Moment. Sorry I doubted you.
Wow. *does the butter churning dance* Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh baby, Retina, SuperHD, Oh yeah...

DAMN YOU APPLE, I wanted to get some sleep over the next few days!!!

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Originally Posted by irnchriz View Post

Hurry up FFS

Indeed.

BTW here are the final images and a render[???] as well:



post #44 of 66
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The day they finally fold it into Messages will be a good day.

And have voice chat across all Facetime/Messages so it's just one integrated seamless package of IM, push messaging, voice and video chat.
post #45 of 66
There's the Retina Display eye in there

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Originally Posted by c4rlob View Post

I guess we'll just wait and see once the entire window signage is complete.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

I can look at both right now and tell you for a fact that it's not a closeup of that icon


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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

That's because it is in no way a closeup thereof.

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Covered in blood and paint of all visible spectrum colors so as to hide all distinguishing features that would give it away as being an eye, right?
post #46 of 66
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Originally Posted by sunilraman View Post

BTW here are the final images and a render[???] as well:

That's just a nighttime photo of last year's poster.

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There's the Retina Display eye in there

That's odd. It sort of looks like an eye, but what's up with the mottled aluminum texture where the eyelashes should be?
post #47 of 66
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

That's just a nighttime photo of last year's poster.

OK. Cool.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

That's odd. It sort of looks like an eye, but what's up with the mottled aluminum texture where the eyelashes should be?

Hard to say, it could be one of the stock photos used to create the Retina icon, they would have had to play with it quite a bit to use it in such a big poster. But I would say it's definitely there, just reposting this here for everyone's reference:

post #48 of 66
Also, this is uncannily the image used for Apple's icon, and subtly used in the iPad3 graphics above:

[BTW this website has some really excellent wallpapers]

http://www.wallcoo.net/cartoon/color...inbow_eye.html



Apparently the above wallpaper was released early 2010, before the mid-2010 iPhone 4 with Retina Display launch.

I don't know if Apple took it from that free walpaper or whether the wallpaper is trying to recreate Apple's icon.
post #49 of 66
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I don't know if Apple took it from that free walpaper or whether the wallpaper is trying to recreate Apple's icon.

They absolutely took it, you can tell straight off (just edited out the eyelash reflections). That's gorgeous, though. Shame it's no bigger than 1080p. That's discrimination against displays of appropriate size, you know. This isn't 2002 anymore, we demand that OUR GIANT DISPLAYS BE

Et cetera.
post #50 of 66
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They absolutely took it, you can tell straight off (just edited out the eyelash reflections). That's gorgeous, though. Shame it's no bigger than 1080p. That's discrimination against displays of appropriate size, you know. This isn't 2002 anymore, we demand that OUR GIANT DISPLAYS BE

Et cetera.

... Anyway this is some of the stuff on that Wallpaper site:
[not saying he made the eye picture, just thought this series was very cool]

I Chen Lin

http://www.wallcoo.net/cartoon/2560x...rks/index.html

post #51 of 66
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Img2Icns is free, but here's where I got the ICNS files.

Thanks a lot... I got it now.
post #52 of 66
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

Even if comes with iOS 6 I still think demoing on an iPad would be more ideal to showcase the new Maps if they add the 3D features I think they will.

I imagine a bit of "Obi wan kenobi your our only hope" 3Dness would do wonders for AAPL
post #53 of 66
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

The primary I/O is something you see and touch. I think the email slogan just sounded good and fit the iPad. To wit, I don't think it's a hint to any new touch technology.

If I had to force some reason for touch being part of a new feature I'd simply suggest that you will be touching the HiDPI Retina Display on the next iPad.

"And to touch." has its own sentence. It means something - something beyond the already understood notion that an iPad has a touch screen. That's a given. I'd be willing to bet this means something just a little more...
post #54 of 66
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Originally Posted by Rockarollr View Post

"And to touch." has its own sentence. It means something - something beyond the already understood notion that an iPad has a touch screen. That's a given. I'd be willing to bet this means something just a little more...

Tactile feedback? I've always thought each touch could send a small electric charge so your finger would "feel" each press.
post #55 of 66
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Apart from a better display, what else is the iPad3 expected to have? Better processor and more memory/storage is a given. Some say LTE, but I've not heard about anything else. I'm guessing perhaps a Thunderbolt port, but I'm not sure about that.

What else?

Um, software?

Isn't that what Apple is known for, software?

Software that requires those new hardware specs. Such as iPhoto? Or a mail app that has spam filtering?
post #56 of 66
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Originally Posted by Rockarollr View Post

"And to touch." has its own sentence. It means something - something beyond the already understood notion that an iPad has a touch screen. That's a given. I'd be willing to bet this means something just a little more...

Mechanical buttons replaced with capacitive touch points. They are a failure point that have resulted in increased warranty costs. Certainly for volume up/down and mute/constrain - menu is a wildcard as its iconic to iOS (but one of the highest failures) but my prediction is that its gone, too.
post #57 of 66
“We have something you really have to see. And touch.”

Couldn't this simply mean the new retina display (something to see) on the next iPad (something you touch)? Does everything have to be so cryptic?
post #58 of 66
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Originally Posted by F1Ferrari View Post

“We have something you really have to see. And touch.”

Couldn't this simply mean the new retina display (something to see) on the next iPad (something you touch)? Does everything have to be so cryptic?

who says it's cryptic?
post #59 of 66
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who says it's cryptic?

…? That's a pushed-in version of the one I posted earlier. Did Cult of Mac steal that one or did the guy MAKE it for Cult of Mac and then compress it?
post #60 of 66
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who says it's cryptic?

Well, all that explanation proves me wrong.
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...and it's obvious. iPad2 stays with the new processor and Apple will introduce the iPad [insert new name here] - a **smaller** version of the iPad with the retina display and an improved camera. They will be showing it running the new OS. It will be priced starting at $399.00. Count on it.
post #62 of 66
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…and it's obvious. iPad2 stays with the new processor

Just like the iPhone 3GS stayed with an upgrade to an A4 chip, keeping the same case and discontinuing the iPhone 4.

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and Apple will introduce the iPad [insert new name here] - a **smaller** version of the iPad with the retina display and an improved camera.

Forcing everyone to rewrite every single application and iBook, despite it having the same screen resolution.

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They will be showing it running the new OS.

What, iOS 6? No.

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It will be priced starting at $399.00. Count on it.

The iPad 2 will be priced starting at $399. No modification.
post #63 of 66
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Just like the iPhone 3GS stayed with an upgrade to an A4 chip, keeping the same case and discontinuing the iPhone 4.

Huh? Different products, dude. Keep up.

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Forcing everyone to rewrite every single application and iBook, despite it having the same screen resolution.

Yeah...Apple has no precedent here, do they? They never "encourage" developers to clear out the cobwebs and deal with OS improvements, do they? Never happens.

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What, iOS 6? No.

HUH? Of course it's iOS 6...the "new" version with (in Tim Cook drawl) "over a HUNNERD *new* features!"

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The iPad 2 will be priced starting at $399. No modification.

Yeah, let's take a still hot product with a PROVEN price point and lower that price even though there's not a single reason to do so.

I guess we'll see...
post #64 of 66
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Originally Posted by jeffhrsn View Post

Huh? Different products, dude. Keep up.

I'm invalidating your statement by comparing it with an equally silly rumor that we heard before the iPhone 4S came out.

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Yeah...Apple has no precedent here, do they? They never "encourage" developers to clear out the cobwebs and deal with OS improvements, do they? Never happens.

So you don't imagine there will be huge backlash when developers find out their last two months of work is now virtually worthless?

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HUH? Of course it's iOS 6the "new" version with (in Tim Cook drawl) "over a HUNNERD *new* features!"

Which we won't see until the next iPhone in October, is the point. The iPad 3'll be running iOS 5.1.

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Yeah, let's take a still hot product with a PROVEN price point and lower that price even though there's not a single reason to do so.

Yes, let's take a brand new product and make it cost more than last year's product, flying in the face of nearly every release Apple has had since Steve's return.

Unless you're implying there'll BE no new iPad 3.
post #65 of 66
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So you don't imagine there will be huge backlash when developers find out their last two months of work is now virtually worthless?

Of course there will...there always is.

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Which we won't see until the next iPhone in October, is the point. The iPad 3'll be running iOS 5.1.

"What iPad3?" is the point.

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Yes, let's take a brand new product and make it cost more than last year's product, flying in the face of nearly every release Apple has had since Steve's return.

Huh? Didn't say that...let's try again:
iPad2 stays in the lineup at current price. Upgraded processor and camera.

NEW, SMALLER iPad introduced at lower price. It's smaller so Joe Consumer needs it to be cheaper too. Starting at $399.

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Unless you're implying there'll BE no new iPad 3.

I'm not implying it...I said it. Unless they decide those two upgrades necessitate the "3" moniker.
post #66 of 66
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Originally Posted by jeffhrsn View Post

iPad2 stays in the lineup at current price. Upgraded processor and camera.

So NOT the iPad 2, then. That'd be a new name.

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NEW, SMALLER iPad introduced at lower price.

So what's with the leaked cases and frames for 9.7" iPads and not even the slightest glimmer for anything smaller? Not even hints of "large production orders for 7" LCD panels" like we saw for 9.7" panels before the first iPad came out?

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It's smaller so Joe Consumer needs it to be cheaper too. Starting at $399.

Joe Consumer seems to find the $499 iPad well within his budget.
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