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post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by maccherry View Post

I hate the rear aesthetics of iPad 2. Just hideous. I loved the first gen iPad's back design. Simple. Sadly I sold it b/c I was going to get the iPad 2 but once I saw the back I sad no. If iPad 3 is a significant upgrade I'll consider getting it. If not, I'll go and buy the 1 gen iPad from Apple's refurbish stuff.

I feel the same way if we are just talking aesthetics. The original design shape is much more attractive (and more practical in a few ways as well).

Sadly there is a lot more to the design of the iPad than what looks good. Weight, mass produceability, thinness, and other concerns all make the new design superior.

One of the reasons the (new) curved edge design wins is that if you made the original design as thin as the 2.0 model it would be totally flat on the table top (losing that gentle curve on the back), and would thus be almost impossible to pick up. The iPhone escapes this fate by virtue of it's small size.
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Personally, I am far more interested in a smartcover that enables both landscape and portrait viewing upright (the latter being necessary for iBooks-type files).

It is actually a tad frustrating that the current one allows for only landscape.

I wonder, however, if that will be an impossible design challenge.

I think it might be impossible but this is the main reason I don't use my smart cover at all as well.

The smart cover assumes that all the uses of the iPad will be in landscape mode whereas I rarely if ever use it that way.
post #43 of 55
My hope is that the iPad3 does away with sharp edges. When the iPad2 came out, people kept parroting marketing propaganda, saying that it had "rounded edges". It was truly astounding that almost the entire tech media got bamboozled by that nonsense. In reality, the iPad2 had "sharpened edges" as compared to the previous iPad or pretty much any computer ever made. Seriously, how did the entire tech media get that confused and keep saying the exact opposite of reality. All you have to do is look at the damn thing. Those edges are not rounded. They are the opposite of rounded. Perhaps "acute", "pointy", "sharpened" or even "tapered", but "rounded"? How did that idiocy ever take hold.

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post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by maccherry View Post

I hate the rear aesthetics of iPad 2. Just hideous. I loved the first gen iPad's back design. Simple. Sadly I sold it b/c I was going to get the iPad 2 but once I saw the back I sad no. If iPad 3 is a significant upgrade I'll consider getting it. If not, I'll go and buy the 1 gen iPad from Apple's refurbish stuff.

There's something the matter with you. The original iPad is superior in no way whatsoever. This coming from someone who owns an iPad 1 but has held an iPad 2 enough to know what I'm missing.
post #45 of 55
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Originally Posted by Cory Bauer View Post

The original iPad is superior in no way whatsoever.

Shape. While his reasoning is foolish, I'd much rather have the iPad's shape than the iPad 2's.

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post #46 of 55
The smart cover is fantastic.

Scratching is not an issue if you take reasonable steps and don’t treat it like a Frisbee. My iPad 2 fits in a separate compartment in my day bag so it’s never in contact with keys or coins. If resting it on a rough surface I just place it smart cover side down.

Insert or clip-on cases detract from the aesthetics/feel of the device. That's enough to make it worth getting over the anxiety of trying to keep it in mint condition. I Just sold my iPad 2 for 85% of the price I originally paid for it on day 1. For me that's totally worth it.
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Shape. While his reasoning is foolish, I'd much rather have the iPad's shape than the iPad 2's.

The convex back is horrible. iPad 2 is at least as comfortable when held and it's way more stable resting against a flat surface.
post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by Cory Bauer View Post

I really don't see Apple going back to a case that covers the entire iPad; the whole point of the Smart Covers was to get away from that. Per Steve Jobs himself when he unveiled Smart Covers:

As he says, they thought they could do better. Perhaps there was so much feedback they realized that they were wrong

As for this issue I wouldn't be shocked if they haven't made a case but have made their own back cover. Which you would buy separate if you want one. which would work for me.

as for the smart covers, can we get some different colors please.
post #49 of 55
These sources that leak news must be doing it to multiple sites right? It is curious that I saw the same story over at iLounge. That could be co-incidence, but they also had the same 2 stories (thinner next-gen iPhone owing to Gorilla Glass 2 and re-designed iPad Smart Cover) under one header!

Maybe it's cos they are from the same source? For all the news that AI reports from other sites, AFAIK, they have credited the source.
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dunks View Post

The smart cover is fantastic.

Scratching is not an issue if you take reasonable steps and don’t treat it like a Frisbee. My iPad 2 fits in a separate compartment in my day bag so it’s never in contact with keys or coins. If resting it on a rough surface I just place it smart cover side down.

Insert or clip-on cases detract from the aesthetics/feel of the device. That's enough to make it worth getting over the anxiety of trying to keep it in mint condition. I Just sold my iPad 2 for 85% of the price I originally paid for it on day 1. For me that's totally worth it.

I just sold me iPad 2 myself and I have a hard time believing you sold it for $424. In fact I just don't believe you.
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post #51 of 55
I suppose personal preference is what it is, but it does surprise me that several people have posted preferences for the design of the first iPad. I'd prefer the iPad 1 design for the phone because it would fit in my palm, but it didn't work well for me with something that big. I probably read a book a week and the iPad 1 was a pain in the ass to hold with one hand...it was awkward. My fingers had a tendency of drifting inwards towards my palm due to the sloping back, and the grip just felt awkward...having a tighter grasp on the thin outside, and a more feeble grasp in the middle where it is wider? If anything, my hand wants to feel more bulk towards my palm, and less between my finger tips and thumb...it's how my hand closes. I don't want my hand to close around an object that is fatter towards my fingertips and thumb...it makes my grip feel precarious.

Those of you who prefer the iPad 1...I'm curious whether you spent a great deal of time reading? Maybe I literally held my iPad in one hand more than most people (I'm a big guy at 6'4, so maybe most people liked the two hand approach?).
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Originally Posted by maccherry View Post

I hate the rear aesthetics of iPad 2. Just hideous. I loved the first gen iPad's back design. Simple. Sadly I sold it b/c I was going to get the iPad 2 but once I saw the back I sad no. If iPad 3 is a significant upgrade I'll consider getting it. If not, I'll go and buy the 1 gen iPad from Apple's refurbish stuff.


Gotta agree with Ireland on this one, what the hell are you on?
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post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

The best case for the iPad (and I've had two of them) is the Invisible Shield.

Actually, I hate the Invisible Shield. Covering the entire back in yucky feeling plastic? Do that and you might as well own a plastic iPad molded to look like metal...
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by ahmlco View Post

Actually, I hate the Invisible Shield. Covering the entire back in yucky feeling plastic? Do that and you might as well own a plastic iPad molded to look like metal...

You wouldn't even know it's on.
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post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

You wouldn't even know it's on.

Actually, since I had one on mine and then pulled it off, I tend to disagree...
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