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An analyst citing upstream supply chain sources claims that a high-resolution display bound for a rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is now in production, with initial output volumes expected to be higher than the current 15-inch version.

According to NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim, the display purportedly being produced for the smallest MacBook Pro features a resolution of 2,560-by-1600 pixels, compared to the current iteration's 1,280-by-800 pixel screen, reports CNET.

"The supply chain indications are that it's for a MacBook Pro 13.3 — not a MacBook Air," Shim said.

The analyst goes on to say Samsung, LG Display and Sharp are all churning out the new 13-inch panel to meet a higher initial volume compared to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display's launch in June. Stock of Apple's top-of-the-line laptop quickly dwindled as supply couldn't meet demand due to low display yield rates, and only recently has the company been able to catch up, with shipments now quoted at two to four business days.

"With 15.4 it's production of a few hundred thousand units versus one to two million for the 13.3," Shim said. He prefaced the estimates by noting volume depends on yield rates, noting that if the manufacturers are able to reach rate of 70, 80, or 90 percent, output of the 13-inch panel will likely be in the "million and a half range."

Shim also pointed out that the manufacturing capabilities of the three different suppliers can factor into how many displays will be ready for assembly.

"With Samsung, if you look at the new [Retina] iPad, they had fewer issues reaching the higher resolution requests from Apple," he said. "They were the first vendor to get to volume with that panel."

The production timeline could point to a fall debut for the rumored 13-inch Retina display-packing MacBook Pro, which is in line with previous reports that Apple would be launching the laptop in September.

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Sunday's rumor comes on the heels of multiple sightings (1, 2) of an unknown MacBook Pro seen on online benchmarking site Geekbench.

Currently, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is identified as "MacBookPro10,1," while the legacy 15-inch model is "MacBookPro9,1." The "10,2" identifier, first spotted in the logs of an online battery testing site, hints at a Retina version of the 13-inch laptop as the recently updated non-Retina version carries the "MacBookPro9,2" designation.

While it is unclear when Apple will decide to launch the purported device, the company is expected to debut the next-generation iPhone at an as-yet-unannounced Sept. 12 event. Further rumors suggest a smaller iPad will also be launched in October ahead of a revamped iPod touch and iPod nano.
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Good to hear more on this front again! And then the Air with the Haswell refresh and the iMac whenever the panels can be made large enough.

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What resolution will it be? 2560x1600 Can that be right?

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What resolution will it be? 2560x1600 Can that be right?

 

Astounding, innit? I got to use a retina MacBook Pro for an extended period recently, and now I'm wasted on… how does that idiom go? I'm seeing the pixels on my 27" Cinema Display all the more clearly now.

 

You can tell exactly what Apple intends for their future products.

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Astounding, innit? I got to use a retina MacBook Pro for an extended period recently, and now I'm wasted on… how does that idiom go? I'm seeing the pixels on my 27" Cinema Display all the more clearly now.

 

You can tell exactly what Apple intends for their future products.

Yup, it's pretty amazing. I have only used a RMBP for a few minutes in a department store, and I have bad eyesight, and I could still tell the difference.

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While it is unclear when Apple will decide to launch the purported device, the company is expected to debut the next-generation iPhone at an as-yet-unannounced Sept. 12 event. Further rumors suggest a smaller iPad will also be launched in October ahead of a revamped iPod touch and iPod nano.

 

I wonder if we'll see iPod + iPhone in September and iPad Mini + Retina MacBook in October? I guess it could be any combination of things, but it's looking more feasible Apple is planning 2 events since they have so many products coming.

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Astounding, innit? I got to use a retina MacBook Pro for an extended period recently, and now I'm wasted on… how does that idiom go? I'm seeing the pixels on my 27" Cinema Display all the more clearly now.

 

You can tell exactly what Apple intends for their future products.

I got my rMBP last week, and I am blown away. I did not imagine that I would get used to its brilliance and clarity so quickly. Frankly, my non-retina Macs (I have pretty much the lot, the latest being  the MBA11 and the Cinema Display) now look lame, by comparison. There's simply no going back. It's not possible.

 

That said, MS Office truly sucks on it: greyed out, pixelated, shockingly bad (iWork looks amazing, though). I wonder of there's a fix of some kind.....

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It's been funny reading all the reviews that burn the retina display as "not ready for prime time" as if the 15" we're Apple's only trick in the bag... realizing all the while that the 15" had to happen first because the 13" is what folks really want.

So the 15" primed the market and warned content providers what was coming,
but the 13" is the real deal with mass appeal.
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I got my rMBP last week, and I am blown away. I did not imagine that I would get used to its brilliance and clarity so quickly. Frankly, my non-retina Macs (I have pretty much the lot, the latest being  the MBA11 and the Cinema Display) now look lame, by comparison. There's simply no going back. It's not possible.

 

That said, MS Office truly sucks on it: greyed out, pixelated, shockingly bad (iWork looks amazing, though). I wonder of there's a fix of some kind.....


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I wonder if we'll see iPod + iPhone in September and iPad Mini + Retina MacBook in October? I guess it could be any combination of things, but it's looking more feasible Apple is planning 2 events since they have so many products coming.

That makes the most sense to me but I guess these others can switch around based on what is available for sale at the time.

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I got my rMBP last week, and I am blown away. I did not imagine that I would get used to its brilliance and clarity so quickly. Frankly, my non-retina Macs (I have pretty much the lot, the latest being  the MBA11 and the Cinema Display) now look lame, by comparison. There's simply no going back. It's not possible.

That said, MS Office truly sucks on it: greyed out, pixelated, shockingly bad (iWork looks amazing, though). I wonder of there's a fix of some kind.....

I would point out that the IPS panel, removing the extra layer of glass, and other additions to the display quality are also a factor but you have an ACD. I don't see how anyone will compete with this and another reason why I think Apple needs a new Mac campaign on the ready. Everything is in their favour with Win8 being such a dramatic change. Unfortunately, seeing this machine on a TV won't do it justice so any campaign needs to have you test drive it.

I've been holding out for a RiMac but I may not be able to resist a 13" RMBP

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It's been funny reading all the reviews that burn the retina display as "not ready for prime time" as if the 15" we're Apple's only trick in the bag... realizing all the while that the 15" had to happen first because the 13" is what folks really want.
So the 15" primed the market and warned content providers what was coming,
but the 13" is the real deal with mass appeal.

15" and then 13" in the MBPs because of cost and power needs to run that display. After that I'd think the MBAs would be next over the iMac but because I think the cost of the display is so incredible. We're talking about 5120x2880 if we keep the elements the exact same size. I doubt this will be like the RMBP where one size gets it first because the first size to be available is the 21" model, which I don't see happening until the 27" model is ready to go.

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I see the Retina Display as a norm for all macs eventually.  It's a good thing.  I think the iMac would be a great machine for a retina display.  Wonder how cost effective that will be though?  A 27" iMac w/ retina display.

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Good to hear more on this front again! And then the Air with the Haswell refresh and the iMac whenever the panels can be made large enough.

 

Question: Are you planning on purchasing ANY of these products? If not, why the excitement?

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Question: Are you planning on purchasing ANY of these products? If not, why the excitement?

 

Nope. I was actually thinking of bringing my LC 575 up out of the basement and getting 'er on the Internet again. Mac Pro, schMac Pro.

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Nice to see news not about ios devices or trials, but where is desktop news? I have been needing a desktop for months now, and would prefer a new iMac, but the current machine needs a refresh before I am dropping cash.

Or is the apple future all notebooks and iPads? Starting to wonder...
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Or is the apple future all notebooks and iPads?

 

I tend to think that desktops will see a resurgence as tablets replace laptops.

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I tend to think that desktops will see a resurgence as tablets replace laptops.

Or do you mean as tablets replace MB Airs / Ultrabooks.  I don't see the MB Pro's being replaced by tablets anytime soon but I definitely see iPad's replacing MB Airs.  Just my 2 cents.

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Wake me up when the 27" Panel is Retina ready and a truly new Mac Pro arrives.

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Nice to hear. I was this close to getting an MBA until these rumors picked up credibility. If I could have a 13" screen, a smaller/lighter footprint, and a real keyboard instead of that shallow affair the current MBA uses, I'd be a happy user.

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I purchase a retina MBP for a client and spent two weeks using it and configuring it.  Simply an awesome machine.  The retina display truly is the future of all Macs I believe.  The ironic part is that he also purchased the LED Cinema Display to use at the office, and that is the primary monitor.  The ironic part is that he's used the retina display only twice and the rest of the time he's using the 27" monitor - at a lower resolution.  It's still an awesome setup anyways.

I have a 2011 MBA with the 27" LED monitor too.  I'm looking forward to a 13" retina MBA (or MBP)  and hopefully, a 27" retina iMac.  I hope Christmas comes sooner than later!

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I will certainly check out the 13" but as the above post says, an iMac retina would be sweet...

 

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Wake me up when the 27" Panel is Retina ready and a truly new Mac Pro arrives.

Might be a while. I have read the processing power needed to drive a 27inch retina type display just isn't available... Yet. There has been some complaints that the MB retina is a tad laggy when swiping or zooming (I have no first hand knowledge).
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It's been funny reading all the reviews that burn the retina display as "not ready for prime time" as if the 15" we're Apple's only trick in the bag... realizing all the while that the 15" had to happen first because the 13" is what folks really want.
So the 15" primed the market and warned content providers what was coming,
but the 13" is the real deal with mass appeal.

 

But isn't 13" so popular mainly because of the lower price point?

 

I think they are not going to make retina Airs anytime soon, because the display requires large battery. And what sense would it make to have 13" retina Air and 13" retina Macbook Pro (the difference in thinness would be only marginal)?

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I see the Retina Display as a norm for all macs eventually.  It's a good thing.  I think the iMac would be a great machine for a retina display.  Wonder how cost effective that will be though?  A 27" iMac w/ retina display.

 

4K screens cost a small fortune at the moment. I doubt we'll see a retina iMac for some time, perhaps even some years.

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13" Retina MBP? Definitely a matter of when not if… I expected it likely to be this year. 

 

I'm not sure if we'll see MB Air moving to Retina anytime soon… it may be kept as another differentiator for the "Pro" line. Also cost is a factor. Part of the allure of the Air is its lower price...

 

As for 27" Retina iMac… I think it'll be awhile before screen sizes like that make economic sense… right now the retina display adds a few hundred dollars to the 15" MBP price. That difference would be exponential on a 27" screen, and I think it would easily be well over a thousand dollars… so would Apple sell lots of high-end $3,500 Retina iMacs simply because they've got the Retina display? Probably not...

There's also the issue of GPU power… doubling the 27" screen resolution will require serious power… especially for high-end gfx apps… keeping that running cool inside the iMac enclosure will be a trick...

 

So I think it'll be a good while before we see that happen… still in the end, it'a a matter of when not if… it'll come eventually.

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Might be a while. I have read the processing power needed to drive a 27inch retina type display just isn't available... Yet. There has been some complaints that the MB retina is a tad laggy when swiping or zooming (I have no first hand knowledge).

 

MacBreak Weekly just spent sometime on that particular discussion.  I'm actually surprised they didn't introduce retina on the Mac Pro first.  You would think if there was ever a place to add the necessary "horsepower" it would be here, thus giving it something to justify it's"king of Mac's" title.  But then the more I think about it, it would need a display to go with it.  A $1k retina display would fit the bill perfectly.  It'll happen, but probably not until the start of next year sometime...

 

Unless someone really needed a new display right now I can't see spending that kind of money on an Apple display.  You know retina can't be that far off...

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Thanks. Will definitely explore that!

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As for 27" Retina iMac… I think it'll be awhile before screen sizes like that make economic sense… right now the retina display adds a few hundred dollars to the 15" MBP price. That difference would be exponential on a 27" screen, and I think it would easily be well over a thousand dollars…

There's also the issue of GPU power… doubling the 27" screen resolution will require serious power… especially for high-end gfx apps… keeping that running cool inside the iMac enclosure will be a trick...

The retina display didn't add a few hundred to the rMBP, the 256GB SSD will be the biggest cost in the $400 difference between the equivalent non-Retina HDD MBP.

The cost relates to shipment volumes and the manufacturing process. The good thing that Apple does is they ship the same panels in the Cinema Display so they can be competitive in price there.

You notice that even though some Android tablet makers build the retina panels for Apple, they don't use them in their own products. Their tablet shipments and margins aren't high enough to justify it. Sales of high-end standalone panels won't be particularly high either so their prices can't be competitive.

Apple doesn't have to double the linear resolution either:

http://www.cultofmac.com/168509/why-you-might-be-disappointed-by-the-resolution-of-those-new-retina-display-macs-feature/

25% would be enough but they'll likely do 50% just for good measure as some people will sit closer. The 7970M is at least 50% faster than the 6970M so capable of the extra resolution, although this GPU is only on the top model.

I hope they will laminate the glass to the panels too so that the glare is reduced. If they do the resolution bump and cut the glare, they will massively undercut high-end display manufacturers (by a factor of 5 at least):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/05/viewsonic-vp3280-led-4k-monitor-hands-on/

The volume is one reason I think dropping the 21.5" is a good idea. The difference between the 21.5" and 27" with the same spec is $200 so they should be able to build one with the lowest spec and no optical for $1299. This means every iMac and Cinema Display has a panel from the same production run. They can even have the chassis designs similar and that will cut some costs. They could have a non-retina 27" on the low-end and retina 27" on the high-end if it offered a price variation - this would probably be necessary as a lower-end GPU would struggle with the resolution.

I think the 13" rMBP is going to be a big hit. It's likely that a dedicated GPU is going to go in there and it will hit a more afforable price point than the 15". I think people will start to question the value in the 13" MBA, especially once the rMBP prices come down. They could of course pull all the prices down eventually so that the 13" MBA replaces the 11" Air.
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I hope it follows suit of being priced like the upgraded 13" MBP. A Retina laptop that affordable would be very appealing. But then, so is waiting for Haswell, especially since the 13" will rely on integrated graphics that will be heavily upgraded then. 

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Or do you mean as tablets replace MB Airs / Ultrabooks.  I don't see the MB Pro's being replaced by tablets anytime soon but I definitely see iPad's replacing MB Airs.  Just my 2 cents.

I have to disagree with that. My MBA does so much more than an iPad. I would rather it over na iPad any day. And since I am not a gamer,I have no problem with not being able to use the gyro for games. I haven't used my iPod touch in over 2 weeks. The battery is shit and the RAM is failing - I would take it to an Apple Store, but I have and they don't believe me. Everything on an iPad can be done on a Mac except for some games. But, everything on a Mac cannot be done on an iPad.

 

 


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It's been funny reading all the reviews that burn the retina display as "not ready for prime time" as if the 15" we're Apple's only trick in the bag... realizing all the while that the 15" had to happen first because the 13" is what folks really want.
So the 15" primed the market and warned content providers what was coming,
but the 13" is the real deal with mass appeal.


I think that is exactly right.  I'm not terribly interested in the 15" retina, but a 13" rMBP would have me looking and quite possibly buying.

 

I recall reading that the 13" MBP was Apple's best selling laptop - don't know if that's changed or not.

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13" Retina MBP? Definitely a matter of when not if… I expected it likely to be this year. 

I'm not sure if we'll see MB Air moving to Retina anytime soon… it may be kept as another differentiator for the "Pro" line. Also cost is a factor. Part of the allure of the Air is its lower price...

As for 27" Retina iMac… I think it'll be awhile before screen sizes like that make economic sense… right now the retina display adds a few hundred dollars to the 15" MBP price. That difference would be exponential on a 27" screen, and I think it would easily be well over a thousand dollars… so would Apple sell lots of high-end $3,500 Retina iMacs simply because they've got the Retina display? Probably not...


There's also the issue of GPU power… doubling the 27" screen resolution will require serious power… especially for high-end gfx apps… keeping that running cool inside the iMac enclosure will be a trick...

So I think it'll be a good while before we see that happen… still in the end, it'a a matter of when not if… it'll come eventually.


I actually wonder how much the retina display actually "adds" to the cost of the MacBook Pro. If you configure a base, 2.3Ghz MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD, the price is $2,299 and you still only have 4GB of ram, 512MB of gpu memory, and no retina display. That is $100 more than the base retina display which has the same processor, double the system memory, and double the graphics memory.
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Nope. I was actually thinking of bringing my LC 575 up out of the basement and getting 'er on the Internet again. Mac Pro, schMac Pro.

 

Your sarcasm was predictable. I ask because you insist you know whats 'ideal' for the iPad and what Apple should or shouldn't do with the product, lecturing and belittling the opinion of those who DO own it and use it , while not even owning one. Same for the iPhone, which hasn't interested you enough in the past 5 years to actually buy one beyond the beyond-obsolete 1st version. So yeah, my question was completely reasonable. 

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I ask because you insist you know whats 'ideal' for the iPad… 

 

I insist that I think Apple knows and I trust them to know better than a few fanatics on a forum. Otherwise we'd've had an xMac five years ago that would have been a terrible machine. 

 

My reply, of course, was only sarcastic because in allowing you to whale on me, I'll take the mickey out on you. 

 

Same for the iPhone, which hasn't interested you enough in the past 5 years to actually buy one beyond the beyond-obsolete 1st version.
 

Of course it hasn't interested me. That's obviously true and not a lie. When a product comes along that interests YOU enough that you just up and forgo all your previous financial plans and wantonly spend your money on it wastefully, despite not being able to afford it, you let me know. I'll probably wind up buying it, too, given how similarly we see things! lol.gif

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The retina display didn't add a few hundred to the rMBP, the 256GB SSD will be the biggest cost in the $400 difference between the equivalent non-Retina HDD MBP.
The cost relates to shipment volumes and the manufacturing process. The good thing that Apple does is they ship the same panels in the Cinema Display so they can be competitive in price there.
You notice that even though some Android tablet makers build the retina panels for Apple, they don't use them in their own products. Their tablet shipments and margins aren't high enough to justify it. Sales of high-end standalone panels won't be particularly high either so their prices can't be competitive.
Apple doesn't have to double the linear resolution either:
http://www.cultofmac.com/168509/why-you-might-be-disappointed-by-the-resolution-of-those-new-retina-display-macs-feature/
25% would be enough but they'll likely do 50% just for good measure as some people will sit closer. The 7970M is at least 50% faster than the 6970M so capable of the extra resolution, although this GPU is only on the top model.
I hope they will laminate the glass to the panels too so that the glare is reduced. If they do the resolution bump and cut the glare, they will massively undercut high-end display manufacturers (by a factor of 5 at least):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/05/viewsonic-vp3280-led-4k-monitor-hands-on/
The volume is one reason I think dropping the 21.5" is a good idea. The difference between the 21.5" and 27" with the same spec is $200 so they should be able to build one with the lowest spec and no optical for $1299. This means every iMac and Cinema Display has a panel from the same production run. They can even have the chassis designs similar and that will cut some costs. They could have a non-retina 27" on the low-end and retina 27" on the high-end if it offered a price variation - this would probably be necessary as a lower-end GPU would struggle with the resolution.
I think the 13" rMBP is going to be a big hit. It's likely that a dedicated GPU is going to go in there and it will hit a more afforable price point than the 15". I think people will start to question the value in the 13" MBA, especially once the rMBP prices come down. They could of course pull all the prices down eventually so that the 13" MBA replaces the 11" Air.

I've read a few theories on what would've required modification to make the stick form ssds for the rMBP and macbook air, although I'm not sure of your math on this. They occupied a price point they would have occupied anyway. The gpu got the typical nominal bump. The cpu didn't get a bump, but they cost the same amount anyway. Here is the 2.3, and the 2.6. They cost the same amount. Some of the cost was likely the panel. I don't see the 256GB ssd being the biggest factor. You can put something similar in an Air. The upgraded ssds are more likely just a way of delivering sizable margins. This is typical with any upgrade, and you can't really use cto options very well in the math. There is always a built in charge for the configuration. As for the parts themselves, most of the cost is likely built into whatever must be included in the drive itself. The NAND bump is significantly cheaper in typical ssds you buy off the shelf than any offered by Apple. This includes the non-proprietary types offered cto in the imac, mac pro, mini, and cMBP.

 

 

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I insist that I think Apple knows and I trust them to know better than a few fanatics on a forum. Otherwise we'd've had an xMac five years ago that would have been a terrible machine. 

 

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I insist that I think Apple knows and I trust them to know better than a few fanatics on a forum. Otherwise we'd've had an xMac five years ago that would have been a terrible machine. 

 

My reply, of course, was only sarcastic because in allowing you to whale on me, I'll take the mickey out on you. 

 

Of course it hasn't interested me. That's obviously true and not a lie. When a product comes along that interests YOU enough that you just up and forgo all your previous financial plans and wantonly spend your money on it wastefully, despite not being able to afford it, you let me know. I'll probably wind up buying it, too, given how similarly we see things! lol.gif

 

- Yeah, a 'few fanatics on a forum' want a smaller iPad. That's it. When it sells a few million in the 1st weekend, what will you say then, just a 'few million fanatics in the real world'? Or when it sells 20+ a quarter?

 

-Yeah, buying a phone once every 5 years definitely throws one's 'previous financial plans' in the toilet and is considered 'wanton spending'. You can score one free on contract, get a 3GS used for dirt cheap, etc. I'm sorry if my inquiry was so ridiculous, seeing as how you spend every breathing moment of your life on Apple forums, that you would actually be interested in owning products that you spend thousands of hours of your life posting about. And not to be harsh, but howbout, I don't know, getting a job? Or maybe explain to me these 'financial plans' of yours, seeing as how a job isn't required for them, and how buying a phone released within the past 5 years is going to throw these plans in the toilet. You clearly are not studying, are not working, and are doing nothing other than frantically refreshing multiple Apple forums and calling people 'fanatics' and belittle what I would consider rational people with rational wants, so I think I have a right to question that holier-than-thou attitude when nothing about you makes any sense at all. That financial argument is bullshit, seeing as how actually going out and doing something productive to make money is not something that greatly interests you. That would help your 'financial plans' alot more than buying a damn phone from a company you claim to like is doing to destroy them. The rest of us on this board that claim to lke Apple actually put our money where our mouth is, and buy/use their products. Amazing concept, right? It's why what we post is due to firsthand experience, not fiction, and why so many of us find your attempts to drive every thread down the shitter so unbelievably pathetic. Maybe you should seriously look at your priorities in life, if a phone/tablet/whatever has the potential to demolish your financial plans, and instead sitting all day refreshing fansites for a company whose products you dont own, maybe go out and improve your situation. 


Edited by Slurpy - 8/27/12 at 2:02pm
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Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post
- Yeah, a 'few fanatics on a forum' want a smaller iPad. That's it.

 

Exactly; that's all we know so far.

 

When it sells a few million in the 1st weekend, what will you say then, just a 'few million fanatics in the real world'? Or when it sells 20+ a quarter?

 

Let's have it exist first, how's that? It's overly optimistic sales guesses (and design by committee and not one man) that killed the Apple III, remember.

 

You can score one free on contract, get a 3GS used for dirt cheap, etc.

 

Ah, but that's three years ago's phone. Why would I want that? I don't want that. I want the new one. I want the one available now. That sort of flies in the face of everything you've said about me and how I "don't care about this modern tech", dunnit? 

 

I'm sorry if my inquiry was so ridiculous, seeing as how you spend every breathing moment of your life on Apple forums, that you would actually be interested in owning products that you spend thousands of hours of your life posting about.

 

I fail to see how anything I've ever said has indicated I'm not interested in owning them. 

 

And not to be harsh, but howbout, I don't know, getting a job? Or maybe explain to me these 'financial plans' of yours, seeing as how a job isn't required for them, and how buying a phone released within the past 5 years is going to throw these plans in the toilet. You clearly are not studying, are not working, and are doing nothing other than frantically refreshing multiple Apple forums and calling people 'fanatics' and belittle what I would consider rational people with rational wants, so I think I have a right to question that holier-than-thou attitude when nothing about you makes any sense at all. That financial argument is bullshit, seeing as how actually going out and doing something productive to make money is not something that greatly interests you. That would help your 'financial plans' alot more than buying a damn phone from a company you claim to like is doing to destroy them. The rest of us on this board that claim to lke Apple actually put our money where our mouth is, and buy/use their products. Amazing concept, right? It's why what we post is due to firsthand experience, not fiction, and why so many of us find your attempts to drive every thread down the shitter so unbelievably pathetic. 

 

Wow, you done? You've some serious issues, bucko. lol.gif

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Originally posted by Relic

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I do like that thing. I commend their resourcefulness. lol.gif


They actually own the trademark, which makes me laugh. I figured you'd like it.

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I wanted to hold out for the 13" retina as I didn't think the 15" would fit in my usual backpack cabin baggage the way my 13" unibody does. Unfortunately I looked at the dimensions and realised the 15" was only 7mm or so deeper, making it an easy fit.

Now I have a bigger screen but a slimmer wallet. Did flush some moths out if it so not a total loss. It actually feels lighter than the 13" it replaces, because the same weight is distributed over a wider area. A sort of haptic illusion.

Apart from rarely having to wait for anything to happen, the sheer silence is such a joy - unless one runs x-plane, then you can hear the airstream rushing past the cockpit even when the sound is turned off.
Edited by cnocbui - 9/7/12 at 2:03pm
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