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In a somewhat ambiguous post on his blog, the well-connected Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple on Thursday hinted that Apple may be preparing to debut a next-gen iPhone and 'iPad mini' at two separate media events.

The post was in response to a theory asserted by Daring Fireball's John Gruber, who posited that it would make more sense for Apple to stagger the release of the two rumored devices. Dalrymple responded, "Oh that Gruber is a smart fellow."

From Gruber's post titled "Sharing the Stage":

I'm thinking it makes more sense for Apple to hold two events. First, an iPhone event, focused solely on the new iPhone and iOS 6. Then, the iPhone ships nine days later, and there's another wave of iPhone-focused attention as the reviews come out. Then, in the first or second week of October, Apple holds its traditional
'music event', exactly along the lines of the events at which they?ve been debuting new iPods for the last decade.


Apple is widely expected to debut the sixth-generation iPhone at a special event on Sept. 12, at which time pre-orders are said to begin. Further rumors point to a U.S. rollout starting Sept. 21. Not much is known of the smaller iPad's launch date as conflicting reports have pegged the device the debut at either the same iPhone event or at a later date.
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Seems exactly like something Apple wouldn't do. 


These people sure are desperate for an iPad mini to be made so they don't sound like complete idiots, aren't they?

I would have thought the iPhone nano would have made them think long and hard about weird ideas like that long ago.

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Perhaps a perfect setup for a "one more thing" moment.
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Ha !!

 

This adds fuel to my prediction that we will not see an iPad Mini.

 

The rumors will start to back-track and break down. This "blog" by Dalrymple is the beginning.

 

The Next Generation iPod Touch!!!    .....Yes

 

Or

 

iTouch

 

an iPad Mini,

Never

 

 

   ...Next
 


Edited by BuffyzDead - 8/23/12 at 6:51pm
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What IF, the "iPad Mini" isn't what it is perceived to be? What IF it's actually a remote for the mythological Apple HDTV?
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Seems exactly like something Apple wouldn't do. 


These people sure are desperate for an iPad mini to be made so they don't sound like complete idiots, aren't they?

I would have thought the iPhone nano would have made them think long and hard about weird ideas like that long ago.

So, when Apple announces the iPad mini (Air), will you eat your hat?

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Ha !!

 

This adds fuel to my prediction that we will not see an iPad Mini.

 

The rumors will start to back-track and break down. This "blog" by Dalrymple is the beginning.

 

The Next Generation iPod Touch!!!    .....Yes

 

an iPad Mini,

Never

 

 

   ...Next
 

 

So you are interested in an unremarkable update to one of Apple's least popular product lines, but steadfastly against a new product being added to their most popular product line?  And if you aren't interested in them in the first place, what do you care if there is an iPad mini or not?

 

Sounds like pure selfishness to me.  

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Would they then need a third event to roll out the new iMac and Mac Mini computers? Seems like a lot of events in a rather short period of time. The whole point of staggering events is to allow everyone to focus on the new devices before announcing another batch of products. I think that the iPad Mini is similar enough to the iPhone to talk about them at one event. I am not sure if there even will be an iPod touch if the iPad Mini costs about the same price. That just leaves the Nano. Three iOS devices at one event seems fine to me. Then they could do a small event in October for the desktop computer refresh.

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Originally Posted by AppleGreen View Post
So, when Apple announces the iPad mini (Air), will you eat your hat?


Did I say anything about "knowing" they're not making one? I said it's a horrible idea. I implied that I don't like the idea. But am I completely certain they won't make one? Not anymore. 

 

I don't recall any hat eating or anything remotely close to admittance of being in the wrong from the "Apple is GOING to make a smaller iPhone" crowd, so I don't imagine I'll have anything to say if they Cue things up and make a smaller iPad.


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What IF, the "iPad Mini" isn't what it is perceived to be? What IF it's actually a remote for the mythological Apple HDTV?
 

I guess that makes sense, two terrible ideas together as one even worse, more expensive idea.


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Then they could do a small event in October for the desktop computer refresh.

 

Unless there's a major case redesign, the computers don't need any sort of event.

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So, when Apple announces the iPad mini (Air), will you eat your hat?

 

Gosh I hope this "iPad Air" crap doesn't catch on.  What a stupid, stupid name.  

 

Just because Gruber is well-connected socially and has a reasonably good IQ doesn't make every word that falls out of his mouth gold.  It's not like he's ever designed and marketed anything himself.  

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Apple is known for its special event's and the announcement of new devices during those events.  But one thing Apple is now know for and thats holding two separate events so close together.  No I don't see that.

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Did I say anything about "knowing" they're not making one? I said it's a horrible idea. I implied that I don't like the idea. But am I completely certain they won't make one? Not anymore. 

 

I don't recall any hat eating or anything remotely close to admittance of being in the wrong from the "Apple is GOING to make a smaller iPhone" crowd, so I don't imagine I'll have anything to say if they Cue things up and make a smaller iPad.

 

I guess that makes sense, two terrible ideas together as one even worse, more expensive idea.

 

 

Unless there's a major case redesign, the computers don't need any sort of event.

Thats right my tallest friend you tell em!

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

Just because Gruber is well-connected socially and has a reasonably good IQ doesn't make every word that falls out of his mouth gold.  It's not like he's ever designed and marketed anything himself.  

 

It's sort of like how Woz is still considered to have a modern opinion…

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If Apple were going to release a smaller ipad then it would probably be better to gain maximum and continued media hype by releasing iphone and ipod touch first, leave it about a month then announce an ipad mini and the supposed slight refresh of the ipad maxi.

October the 12th ish would mean its a couple of weeks before the Microsoft tablet which would hopefully be lost in the meda frenzy over the mini.

How to generate maximum buzz with two carefully planned events and stuff your competitor up nicely in one easy marketing lesson.
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What IF, the "iPad Mini" isn't what it is perceived to be? What IF it's actually a remote for the mythological Apple HDTV?

Sure people will love a $200 remote for a $2000 HDTV.
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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post
Sure people will love a $200 remote for a $2000 HDTV.

 

Wow, we're actually agreeing on something? lol.gif

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Just from a logistics standpoint two events make sense.  I remember reading that during the most recent iPad launch, Apple bought up a good portion of the FedEx and UPS flights from China to facilitate distribution.  Apple has done events for devices much less significant than a smaller iPad (iPod Hi-Fi anyone?).

 

Additionally, on a strategic basis, September could be the month of the iPhone, then they suck the oxygen out of the launch of the Surface RT and Windows 8 with the launch of a smaller iPad.  Not to mention the other issues they avoid such as overcrowding at the Apple stores, etc by launching 2 products at once, and get double the press coverage to boot.
 

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From the iFixedIt dep't:  "Oh those folks at Apple are smart fellows."

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So you are interested in an unremarkable update to one of Apple's least popular product lines, but steadfastly against a new product being added to their most popular product line?  And if you aren't interested in them in the first place, what do you care if there is an iPad mini or not?

Not to mention their only line that's DECLINING in sales.....  ...I'm jus' sayin....  ...but also neglected for refreshes for a good long while, so do they plan to reinvigorate it (with, say new cam and especially gaming features, and/or of course new form and screen size factors) or let it wither away to a niche....??

 

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Would they then need a third event to roll out the new iMac and Mac Mini computers? Seems like a lot of events in a rather short period of time. The whole point of staggering events is to allow everyone to focus on the new devices before announcing another batch of products. I think that the iPad Mini is similar enough to the iPhone to talk about them at one event. I am not sure if there even will be an iPod touch if the iPad Mini costs about the same price. That just leaves the Nano. Three iOS devices at one event seems fine to me. Then they could do a small event in October for the desktop computer refresh.

 

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Unless there's a major case redesign, the computers don't need any sort of event.

 

What TS said, basically.  Or a small event at most as they refresh the rest of the as yet unrefreshed lines (as Tim said they would do pretty much across the board in 2012).

 

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It's sort of like how Woz is still considered to have a modern opinion…

You must be kidding.  Gruber's as connected as any pundit around.

 

Woz is a nice guy and a fun relic of the roots of the PC age....

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Wow, we're actually agreeing on something? lol.gif

I've agreed with you before, not often but I most certainly have.
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I think this is ridiculous speculation from all the usual Kings of navel gazing. I don't know why I bother reading  blogs/tweets from these guys. Half the time Gruber has his distortion field turned on so hard about web technologies and pushing "allies" sites, it gets so old.

Then every once in awhile they stumble upon a real tidbit.

This isn't one of those moments.

This is completely nonsense... ok maybe they could and will have a separate event. BUt this is what Apple always does.

 

Lets not forget that there hasn't been a Mac Pro update yet, there hasn't been a new Retina iMac/Cinema Display update yet.

So lets count the current unfulfilled rumors... 

Iphone 5

iPad mini ( no it's not going to be called the iPad Air, Gruber, get over yourself )

the iPod Nano

The iPod touch

new Retina iMacs

New Retina Cinema Display

New Mac Pros

 

Basically their entire product line.

 

Since the iPad3 hasn't even been out a full year,  and the Mac Pros, and everything else have been lagging for some time now, don't you think it's very likely there will be two events...

Like late October/Early November? Like Apple ALWAYS does?

 

Of course some people may think I'm just splitting hairs here...  sure they're will be two events, but that's not necessarily about iPad stealing anything.

Iphones are *always* their own event.

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If Apple were going to release a smaller ipad then it would probably be better to gain maximum and continued media hype by releasing iphone and ipod touch first, leave it about a month then announce an ipad mini and the supposed slight refresh of the ipad maxi.
October the 12th ish would mean its a couple of weeks before the Microsoft tablet which would hopefully be lost in the meda frenzy over the mini.
How to generate maximum buzz with two carefully planned events and stuff your competitor up nicely in one easy marketing lesson.

 

I'm not so sure the whole idea of two separate events is correct.  It might be I guess.  It's pretty difficult to actually care one way or the other.

 

The thing I keep focussing on is that it makes no sense to introduce the new iPhone in the new 16:9 format without introducing it's doppleganger the new iPod touch.  So unless they are getting out of the iPod business altogether, it makes sense to have both at the same event.  On the other hand a second event that is only the new iPad mini (and possibly an ever so slightly updated iPad 3), would be boring city Arizona.  

 

On the one hand if the second event is music related, then it makes sense to do all the iPod stuff there, on the other hand that means pushing the iPad stuff together with  the music stuff which makes no sense either really.  Also, while the September/October event was always iPod and music related, that was supposedly eliminated last year and replaced with an iPad related event, so Gruber's musings about the second "music event" seem wrong also.  

 

Again, hard to care, but anything could happen here really.  

 

If I was going to bet, I would say that the first event is iPhone only and not music related, but includes a "one more thing" which is the iPod touch revision and a new iPod nano.  Except they have renamed the touch to be simply "iPod" and they quickly end the event with the news that the shuffle and the classic are no longer part of the team.  The second event is iPad related and has both the new iPad and the new mini, which will come in white and black plastic versions only.  

 

That way the new simplified lineup is iPad and iPad mini, iPod and iPod nano.

Everything else is gone.  

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Would they then need a third event to roll out the new iMac and Mac Mini computers? Seems like a lot of events in a rather short period of time. The whole point of staggering events is to allow everyone to focus on the new devices before announcing another batch of products. I think that the iPad Mini is similar enough to the iPhone to talk about them at one event. I am not sure if there even will be an iPod touch if the iPad Mini costs about the same price. That just leaves the Nano. Three iOS devices at one event seems fine to me. Then they could do a small event in October for the desktop computer refresh.

The iPhone is responsible for almost half of Apple's income. By itself it is a larger business than the totality of Microsoft. Surely it would be important enough to have it's own event.

 

The iPad is also huge. By itself it is a larger business than all of Mac and all of iPod.

 

I think we all haven't quite gotten our heads around the enormity of these products even though the whole product line can be put on a small table.

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3D glasses are about $200 for some televisions, also touch screen remotes are on average the same price as well. IF Apple releases an HDTV, do you really think they would package it with some clunky, wand like device, like the common remote? Don't shoot down an idea without looking into all of the possibilities. An "iPad Mini" seems exactly like a device that would be paired with an Apple branded television.
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...  And if you aren't interested in them in the first place, what do you care if there is an iPad mini or not?

 

Sounds like pure selfishness to me.  

 

I am asking myself the same question. Some people seems to freak out at the idea of Apple launching some product they don't like.  I don't need an ipad mini, but I sure understand there is a big market for it and the more devices Apple makes the more devices with the Apple ecosystem.  With the volume Apple makes they are still going to have margins on all those products. Apple is way to dependent on the iPhone with 50% of there profit, they need to diversified income. 

 

The next war is going to be about ecosystem's.  Apple absolutely must enter the TV market and the sooner the better. With people buying good's in the ecosystem, it locks them in, especially with content moving into the cloud and being streamable for life at no additional cost. We don't need to manage content now, interesting time we live in.


Edited by herbapou - 8/23/12 at 5:00pm
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Seems exactly like something Apple wouldn't do. 


These people sure are desperate for an iPad mini to be made so they don't sound like complete idiots, aren't they?

I would have thought the iPhone nano would have made them think long and hard about weird ideas like that long ago.

 

Most people who want the iPad Mini aren't desperate...  I want one because the current iPad is just too big... I want the same thing slightly smaller.  I don't give a *#(*$ what other companies are using for sizes... its not about copying them.  So many people are against it just because they think its "copying" some other company...

 

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Ha !!

 

This adds fuel to my prediction that we will not see an iPad Mini.

 

The rumors will start to back-track and break down. This "blog" by Dalrymple is the beginning.

 

The Next Generation iPod Touch!!!    .....Yes

 

an iPad Mini,

Never

 

 

   ...Next
 

 

If they release a fully functional iPad at 7.85 inches, and they are STUPID enough to name it "iPod Touch" then I doubt I'll ever be buying another iOS device again.  There is no reason to make a device just like an iPad at that size and either limit it down in functionality, or be stupid enough to use a stupid name for it when "iPad" is the buzz.  Even if it is just an iPod Touch, they'll sell better by putting the iPad name on it.

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Did I say anything about "knowing" they're not making one? I said it's a horrible idea. I implied that I don't like the idea. But am I completely certain they won't make one? Not anymore. 

 

 

 

You have been adamant that Apple will not make an iPad mini.  I mean, table-pounding "Tally knows all" adamant.  So, "hat eating" will certainly be required if Apple does introduce a smaller iPad. lol.gif

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Most people who want the iPad Mini aren't desperate...  I want one because the current iPad is just too big... I want the same thing slightly smaller.  I don't give a *#(*$ what other companies are using for sizes... its not about copying them.  So many people are against it just because they think its "copying" some other company...

 

If they release a fully functional iPad at 7.85 inches, and they are STUPID enough to name it "iPod Touch" then I doubt I'll ever be buying another iOS device again.  There is no reason to make a device just like an iPad at that size and either limit it down in functionality, or be stupid enough to use a stupid name for it when "iPad" is the buzz.  Even if it is just an iPod Touch, they'll sell better by putting the iPad name on it.

Same here. I want the cell service, memory, power, screen resolution same as the regular iPad, just smaller. iPod advocates are mostly adolescents. The iPod line up was designed for adolescents which is why the price points and features are scaled down. Sure a few adults use them for the gym but I don't think you can extrapolate Apple's historical strategy with iPods to argue that the an iPad mini would be less functional in order to be less expensive than a regular iPad. I feel the only logical iPad mini product would be just smaller and not really any less expensive and certainly not less functional, but then my reasoning may be affected by my own desire for the full iPad quality in a smaller size.

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Who the heck is Gruber?  Does he work for Apple?  Is this just conjecture?  They'll announce what they announce and that's what they'll announce.

 

I'm sure they'll announce what they are ready to announce and that's what announcements are for.

 

Why even post that conjecture?  I think they are going to announce whatever they are going to announce at the next announcement and I'll be more accurate than ANYONE else's predictions.  Why?  Because I know as much as anyone else other than APPLE at what they are going to announce at their next announcement.  Gruber or anyone else for that matter.

 

We can THINK we know more but most of the projections on the WWDC announcement weren't 100% accurate, were they?  NO.

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Makes sense to have a separate event for smaller iPad (or bigger iPod touch)and perhaps an update to the Nano? I'm sure Apple wants the iPhone event to be all about iPhones.
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You have been adamant that Apple will not make an iPad mini.  I mean, table-pounding "Tally knows all" adamant.  So, "hat eating" will certainly be required if Apple does introduce a smaller iPad. lol.gif
And what happens when we get an Apple television set. lol.gif
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I think this is ridiculous speculation from all the usual Kings of navel gazing. I don't know why I bother reading  blogs/tweets from these guys. Half the time Gruber has his distortion field turned on so hard about web technologies and pushing "allies" sites, it gets so old.

Then every once in awhile they stumble upon a real tidbit.

This isn't one of those moments.

This is completely nonsense... ok maybe they could and will have a separate event. BUt this is what Apple always does.

 

Lets not forget that there hasn't been a Mac Pro update yet, there hasn't been a new Retina iMac/Cinema Display update yet.

So lets count the current unfulfilled rumors... 

Iphone 5

iPad mini ( no it's not going to be called the iPad Air, Gruber, get over yourself )

the iPod Nano

The iPod touch

new Retina iMacs

New Retina Cinema Display

New Mac Pros

 

Basically their entire product line.

 

Since the iPad3 hasn't even been out a full year,  and the Mac Pros, and everything else have been lagging for some time now, don't you think it's very likely there will be two events...

Like late October/Early November? Like Apple ALWAYS does?

 

Of course some people may think I'm just splitting hairs here...  sure they're will be two events, but that's not necessarily about iPad stealing anything.

Iphones are *always* their own event.

Apple hasn't made a CInema display in a LONG time.  The MacPro gets released next year, per TIm Cooks announcement.

 

Here are the products I anticipate will be released this year.

 

iPhone 5 or whatever they are going to call it.

iPods whatever new models will be released.

iMacs Current inventories are running down, which is typical right before a refresh

Mac Mini  I'm not sure what the current inventories are, but this one needs a new processor, faster RAM, SSD upgrade.

iPad mini (I think they should announce one if they can, but no advanced photos have been released like the iPhone photos)

 

New Apple TV?  I'm not sure about that.

 

Apple Television?  I'm not 100% convinced about that, maybe next year in some form.  Apple has three directions they can go with the TV products and in any combination.

They can have a variety of set top boxes with a variety of features, they can OEM a motherboard to various TV mfg to co-brand an Apple Television, or they can come out with their own branded Television, OR ANY COMBINATION.

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Originally Posted by AppleGreen View Post
You have been adamant that Apple will not make an iPad mini.  I mean, table-pounding "Tally knows all" adamant.  So, "hat eating" will certainly be required if Apple does introduce a smaller iPad. lol.gif

 

Again, no. I fail to see why I would express anything but continued, vociferous disapproval thereof if the product is released, given that when ludicrous products aren't released, no one who stood behind them is made to account for anything. 

 

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Apple hasn't made a CInema display in a LONG time.

 

"Currently" is "hasn't in a LONG time"? They not only still sell brand new 27" Cinema Displays, I imagine they still make them, as well. 

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If they release a fully functional iPad at 7.85 inches, and they are STUPID enough to name it "iPod Touch" then I doubt I'll ever be buying another iOS device again.  There is no reason to make a device just like an iPad at that size and either limit it down in functionality, or be stupid enough to use a stupid name for it when "iPad" is the buzz.  Even if it is just an iPod Touch, they'll sell better by putting the iPad name on it.

 

Now that has to be the most inane reason for NOT buying a product. Because of the name ???

 

I do recall how scores of commentators were in sheer disbelief, and proclaimed & predicted that Apple would Never have any success, with a product named: iPad.

How the name connoted a sanitary napkin. How the name was a joke and how Apple had completely screwed up !!!        ........Now iPad is the "buzz word" ??

 

While the name is important, it's Not important because it will create demand. Only an excellent product creates demand. For example, the iPad.

 

The name can be Important though, because as a result of the success of a great product, the Name immediately symbolizes and implies, the quality of the brand.

IF Apples next Big Product were to be called iTurd, and it sold 100 million units in it's first three years, iTurd would be the "buzz word".

 

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My original comment was just my humble prediction.

I still maintain that Apple will not be releasing a product called iPad Mini

 

I predict that **IF** this "smaller than an iPad, but bigger than the current iPod Touch **RUMOR** ", that is going around comes to fruition,

Apple will call it, The Next Generation iPod Touch.

 

OR

iTouch


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Would they then need a third event to roll out the new iMac and Mac Mini computers?.

Who says there will be an event. Now that they had one for the notion of a retina display, ODD free, all SSD drive, slimmer computer there's little reason for a big to do.

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Originally Posted by charlituna View Post
Now that they had one for the notion of a retina display, ODD free, all SSD drive, slimmer computer there's little reason for a big to do.

 

Besides, if the keynote screen isn't even 2880x1800, it's certainly not going to be 5120x2880!


Apple really needs to put in a custom Super Hi-Vision projector in the conference room they're building at… what're they gonna call their new site? Infinite Loop 2? I know they already have a 2 Infinite Loop, but they've been dropping a "2" after feature/product names these days.

First one to say "the new Infinite Loop" gets an emoji I've never used right up his… post. 😜

 

Seriously, what do you call the largest office building on the planet? Ah, I have it:

 

The Omnigon. That'll show those five-sided posers on the East Coast what for! They'll have better security, too.


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post #36 of 65

Jim Dalrymple is out of his mind if he believes this obviously fake story. Probably just got his secret Apple insider fired.

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post #37 of 65

Gruber and Dalrymple

 

Two puds in a pod.

 

Shaking hands with every Mister Johnson in Cupertino's bars to get some hot action for their "prognostications".

 

They are right about what is plainly obvious most of the time.

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IF Apple releases an HDTV,

That is a very big if which has been back pedalled now to 2014. If it happens, and frankly I'm thinking no, Apple might not put any type of remote in the box. If folks don't have an iPhone or iPad in the house they can buy one or that dinky silver one.

But more likely they will be using here one that came with their apple tv black box connected to their Sony, Samsung or perhaps, and I think on the money, larger than 27 inch retina quality, hdmi compatible Cinema Display.

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(She's family so I'm a little biased)

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Seriously, what do you call the largest office building on the planet? Ah, I have it:

 

The Omnigon. That'll show those five-sided posers on the East Coast what for! They'll have better security, too.

The Thunderdome?

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

So you are interested in an unremarkable update to one of Apple's least popular product lines, but steadfastly against a new product being added to their most popular product line?  And if you aren't interested in them in the first place, what do you care if there is an iPad mini or not?

 

Sounds like pure selfishness to me.  

 

Genuinely, I am Not Against Apple releasing Anything !!...Specially if what they release, has great success!!    ...I own Apple Stock. So if I am selfish about anything, it's that my puny few hundred shares, continue to climb !!

 

My original comment said Nothing about being, or Not being interested, in this RUMORED product. ....BTW, I own an iPad 2 and love it.

 

And if this RUMORED "smaller than an iPad product" does get released, I expect that it can have great success.

Mainly, because one might expect that it would have a lower entry-level price point, and still be a Quality Apple product.

 

For example, I'd buy a kid The Next Generation iPod Touch, before spending the $$$ on the iPad 3 or 4. So apparently, even I have some interest, in this RUMORED product.

 

I was just making a humble prediction that Apple won't name it iPad Mini, that's all.

I'm betting that IF this release is real, Apple will name it The Next Generation iPod Touch.

 

OR

 

iTouch


Edited by BuffyzDead - 8/23/12 at 6:49pm
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