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The current iPad is aluminum color so the scratches don't show so much, although I've always had a front and back cover for mine. I went without a case on all my iPhones until this version. I really don't like the plastic case very much as it makes it difficult to slide the phone in and out of my pocket but I don't want it to get scratched. I like the scratch resistance of the previous model although it was a lot heavier. I'm not a big fan of the anodizing to be honest. 

I think it'll follow the iPod Touch "look" as much as possible but I do wonder if they can do an aluminium case whilst keeping the right price points. I wouldn't at all be surprised if we did saw a departure from metal to plastic for the casing of this device.

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post #42 of 73

I hope the iPad Mini/Nano/Air comes in beige.

 

 

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post #43 of 73
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I think it'll follow the iPod Touch "look" as much as possible but I do wonder if they can do an aluminium case whilst keeping the right price points. I wouldn't at all be surprised if we did saw a departure from metal to plastic for the casing of this device.

Well if they do make it in colors the only one left in stock after day 1 will probably be the pink 8 GB WiFi only.

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I figured as much. I hope it's priced well. I talked with my guys at Google and they stopped me from buying a Nexxus 7 because they have a newer tablet coming down the pipeline very soon along with their maps app.

And? We care because?..............

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My one fear about the ipad mini is that unlike the iphone 5, there hasn't been a single leak of the logic board.  Slightly concerned about that, am I the only one?

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My one fear about the ipad mini is that unlike the iphone 5, there hasn't been a single leak of the logic board.  Slightly concerned about that, am I the only one?

Was the iPod Touch logic board leaked?

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And that's the difference between Apple and Google. The former will sell you an iPad 3 during the iPad 4's keynote. The latter will tell you not to buy what they have for sale.

Apple gives the users that bought something right before the new model a chance to return it and get the newer product.  Apple does have a limited return policy because their retail stores can't discuss new products until the day they are announced.

 

Even Apple's Retail Sales people don't know what is going to be announced until the day of the announcement.


Everything you read is speculation.

 

What do car mfg do when they announce a new car?  NOTHING.  They sell what's on the lot and when a new model comes out, when it comes out, then you can buy the new model.  So, what's the problem.  ALL companies that constantly come out with new products are going to sell you what they have.

 

Do you think Google is going to tell EVERYONE not to buy their current product? NO typically.

 

If I had talked to Google, I would have just told them I going to buy the iPad Mini and not buy their Nexus whatever because I want something with a REAL eco-system, not just some wannabe eco-system.  And then hangup and laugh.  Google is a joke. They really don't design any of the hardware, they just pick from standard components the basic specs and then ASUS does the rest and sticks Google's name on it.  BIG DEAL.  Nothing special going on with Google hardware, and I STILL can't figure out what IDIOT left out the camera on the Nexus 7, that was just boneheaded on a product like that.

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Nothing special going on with Google hardware, and I STILL can't figure out what IDIOT left out the camera on the Nexus 7, that was just boneheaded on a product like that.

 

Come a long way from "What idiot would put a camera on a tablet", haven't we… 

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Come a long way from "What idiot would put a camera on a tablet", haven't we… 

Yep, but I always thought and said cameras on iPads was a great idea. The better the the camera, the better.

But even Gruber makes fun of people holding up a tablet to take pictures. Let 'em laugh, I say. Cameras everywhere! People are too image-conscious these days.
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So they took the iPad 2 and grafted a smaller screen on it.  That is nothing impressive.  Apple already has an iPad Mini, it is called the iPod Touch.  They both do the same thing.  4:3 aspect ratio, still?...how forward thinking of them.  Another version of the iPad that will be terrible for watching video.  

all tablets are terrible at watching video, compared to my 7.2speaker 55" plasma setup.  So what's your point?  All devices have to align to a 16:9 configuration or you won't buy them?

Thank god Apple is not a monopoly, and you can buy what you need.

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For a contrarian view.... Cringely.com predicts 10/23 as the in store date for the iPad Mini.

 

http://www.cringely.com/2012/10/19/want-a-cheap-room-in-phoenix-apple-cancels-competing-event/

 

 

 

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Apple booked the entire hotel (600+ rooms) for Sunday [10/21] through Wednesday [10/24]. Their setup people were on site [this past] Tuesday. Late Wednesday, as setup was nearing completion, Apple told the resort that they “wanted all of their managers to be on site in their stores next Tuesday [10/23] for the upcoming tablet release” – that they were canceling the function
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For a contrarian view.... Cringely.com predicts 10/23 as the in store date for the iPad Mini.

 

http://www.cringely.com/2012/10/19/want-a-cheap-room-in-phoenix-apple-cancels-competing-event/

 

Quote: Cringely.com
Apple booked the entire hotel (600+ rooms) for Sunday [10/21] through Wednesday [10/24]. Their setup people were on site [this past] Tuesday. Late Wednesday, as setup was nearing completion, Apple told the resort that they “wanted all of their managers to be on site in their stores next Tuesday [10/23] for the upcoming tablet release” – that they were canceling the function

 

 

Color me skeptical. How likely is it that Apple staff would tell the hotel staff they were canceling because of the upcoming tablet release?

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Color me skeptical. How likely is it that Apple staff would tell the hotel staff they were canceling because of the upcoming tablet release?

Just relaying the information.  Cringely is wrong much more than he is right, but the article lays out the plausible reason for the change [but none for your question]

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You think any 7" tablet is meant for production? ...... etc etc

Why do you people continue to call it a "7-inch" tablet when it's predicted to be way closer to being an 8-inch (7.85", to be exact)  tablet?

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Just relaying the information.  Cringely is wrong much more than he is right, but the article lays out the plausible reason for the change [but none for your question]

I didn't mean to criticize you. Just wanted to say I was skeptical about this tidbit from Cringely.

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Come a long way from "What idiot would put a camera on a tablet", haven't we… 

 

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Yep, but I always thought and said cameras on iPads was a great idea. The better the the camera, the better.
But even Gruber makes fun of people holding up a tablet to take pictures. Let 'em laugh, I say. Cameras everywhere! People are too image-conscious these days.

 

For tablet, I believe that the front-facing camera should have higher resolution. That would make teleconferencing or simple FaceTime more compelling.

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Why do you people continue to call it a "7-inch" tablet when it's predicted to be way closer to being an 8-inch (7.85", to be exact)  tablet?

I was replying to someone commenting on the Nexus7 so the "you people" doesn't apply to me, but I know what you mean. With that said do you think the smaller iPad is meant for production?

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Despite his so-called "Internet fame," his predictions are wrong about half of the time by my count so there is hope that he isn't actually better than us mere mortals, irrespective of the adulation.  

Nope. He's never wrong. There were just unforeseen delays.

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post #60 of 73
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For a contrarian view.... Cringely.com predicts 10/23 as the in store date for the iPad Mini.

http://www.cringely.com/2012/10/19/want-a-cheap-room-in-phoenix-apple-cancels-competing-event/

But not one photo of all this setup. Sorry but it is possible someone played them with this one.

And it's possible that they could want the managers at the stores to handle the influx of folks coming in asking about the not yet released device, or an influx of other products given that the iMac, Mac mini, 13 inch MBP, cinema displays, apple TVs etc are all rumored for updates at the same event

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post #61 of 73
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No it's not. They are dumping the 8GB and making the 32GB at the same $249 price point the 16GB currently is at. The speculation is the 16GB goes to $99. I don't think you have any 'guys at Google' if you can't even spell NEXUS correctly.

 

EDIT for my 199 typo.

The 32GB Nexus7 is not longer a rumor. Some Staples are already selling them today, If anyone is curious it has 28GB usable, with 4GB for the OS.  

 

What price? $249. . . But no colors.

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The 32GB Nexus7 is not longer a rumor. Some Staples are already selling them today, If anyone is curious it has 28GB usable, with 4GB for the OS.  

What price? $249. . . But no colors.

How did you get a 4GB OS? Are you doing what Dick did and interchanging BASE2 with BASE10 without converting or did you look at the base install being represented as a BASE 2 value then convert to BASE10 to get your 4 GB for the OS?

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How did you get a 4GB OS? Are you doing what Dick did and interchanging BASE2 with BASE10 without converting or did you look at the base install being represented as a BASE 2 value then convert to BASE10 to get your 4 GB for the OS?

Perhaps doing just as Dick did, with the added error of forgetting about preinstalled apps. In any case it reports 28GB available on the system screen when new out of the box..

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Perhaps doing just as Dick did, with the added error of forgetting about preinstalled apps. In any case it reports 28GB available on the system screen when new out of the box..

1) Just do the conversion to get a reasonable count. As previously noted in another thread 32 GB using the BASE10 count is only 29.80 GB using the standard BASE2 count for an OS. That means with formatting, OS and any included apps are closer to 1.8 GB in size. To reiterate, the way NAND is made means that they are over the bare minimum requirement of 32,000,000,000 bytes but it's nominal.

2) If it comes with the default build I'd call that part of the OS for all intents and purposes.

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BTW some blogs are reporting the current iPad lineup will also get a refresh, to be announced alongside the mini during Apple's Oct. 23rd event. Pricing is reported to be unchanged, still ranging from $499 to $829 and storage options should be the same. At least a few hardware changes are expected with changing to a lightning connector and adding LTE support as no-brainers.

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Why do you people continue to call it a "7-inch" tablet when it's predicted to be way closer to being an 8-inch (7.85", to be exact)  tablet?


To justify your existence, which seems to be all about looking for opportunities to put down people, whether justified or not.

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Originally Posted by Harbinger View Post
To justify your existence, which seems to be all about looking for opportunities to put down people, whether justified or not.

 

I fail to see how it's a put down in any capacity.

 

"You people" might fit, but I can see how that can be taken as "the people who call it that".

 

I'll tell you why, Anant; humans are lazy. Same reason they're too frigging lazy to say the three syllables in 'iPod touch'. 

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I fail to see how it's a put down in any capacity.

 

"You people" might fit, but I can see how that can be taken as "the people who call it that".

 

I'll tell you why, Anant; humans are lazy. Same reason they're too frigging lazy to say the three syllables in 'iPod touch'. 

You're right. On its own, it ain't much of a put-down. Guess I am just conditioned by his pattern.

 

As for lazy, it is not more work to call it an 8" iPad. It's more a case of following someone's lead.

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BTW some blogs are reporting the current iPad lineup will also get a refresh, to be announced alongside the mini during Apple's Oct. 23rd event. Pricing is reported to be unchanged, still ranging from $499 to $829 and storage options should be the same. At least a few hardware changes are expected with changing to a lightning connector and adding LTE support as no-brainers.

It would be unprecedented if they made and announced change to a current lineup. The mid-cycle iPad 2 revision was silent and they altered nothing but the lithography of the ASIC so you ended up with increased battery life.

Going to 32nm and in-cell would be interesting as they could make it thinner and lighter for the same battery life or make it last that much longer. The problem with the latter is that once they advertise, say, 13 hours of usage they can't easily back down from that moving forward. Adding the Lightening connector is the only thing I can imagine them easily advertising as a change and even if they did other things, unless we are to expect the 4th gen iPad to continue with at least the same usage duration.

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It would be unprecedented if they made and announced change to a current lineup. The mid-cycle iPad 2 revision was silent and they altered nothing but the lithography of the ASIC so you ended up with increased battery life.
Going to 32nm and in-cell would be interesting as they could make it thinner and lighter for the same battery life or make it last that much longer. The problem with the latter is that once they advertise, say, 13 hours of usage they can't easily back down from that moving forward. Adding the Lightening connector is the only thing I can imagine them easily advertising as a change and even if they did other things, unless we are to expect the 4th gen iPad to continue with at least the same usage duration.

I don't expect anything major either Soli. More a bit of tweaking, saving the 'big stuff" for the normal refresh iPad4

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I don't expect anything major either Soli. More a bit of tweaking, saving the 'big stuff" for the normal refresh iPad4

The dock connector is an interesting scenario since it's never come up before. The more I think of it the more I think Apple could very well push this to other devices. Did any new iPod, save for the iPod Shuffle, not get the the new connector?

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Apple rtstaed the industry in the smart phone and tablet computing. Now they have to keep up or fall behind.  That makes Apple to have to reinvent it's self again.  Without Steve Jobs it's gonna be up to Sir Ives to really create some thing incredible that we never knoew we needed.  1biggrin.gif 1wink.gif 1smoking.gif

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