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post #41 of 64
I still prefer my iPad 2 over my iPad 3. Yes the retina screen is nice, but less interesting to an old chap like me with glasses. I prefer the iPad 2 because its thinner and has better battery life.

Getting thicker and heavier with a shorter battery life is a backward step for me. I prefer mobility over pixels that I can't see unless I look for them.
post #42 of 64
Blue logo thicker = FAKE
post #43 of 64

Last year when the rear case for the mini first leaked, the logo was the same color blue. These are the real deal.
 

post #44 of 64
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Last year when the rear case for the mini first leaked, the logo was the same color blue. These are the real deal.

Maybe, but not that I can find.

This is the closest I've seen, and given the odd colors, I'm willing to write it off as the camera being out of wack, or the reflection of the sky. The only photos I've found with the "blue" logo and trademark have that same watermark.

http://geekace.com/tablets/ipad-mini-photos-leaked-might-be-named-ipad-nano/
post #45 of 64
People seemed to think that the retina iPad was the first time Apple made a thicker version of one of its devices. But years ago after the introduction of the original iPod, Apple introduced higher-capacity iPods that were almost twice as thick as the original (which was already pretty thick).

There's always a balance between form and function, and Apple has demonstrated it will make small sacrifices to form for big gains in function.
post #46 of 64

The blue color is a protective layer of paint which withstands the anodization process (likely applied by silkscreen or pad printing):

 

  1. Enclosure gets polished first.
  2. Logo and iPad lettering are imprinted.
  3. Enclosure gets anodized.
  4. In the final step, the blue, protective paint gets washed off to reveal the shiny Apple and iPad lettering.
post #47 of 64
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The blue color is a protective layer of paint which withstands the anodization process (likely applied by silkscreen or pad printing):
  1. Enclosure gets polished first.
  2. Logo and iPad lettering are imprinted.
  3. Enclosure gets anodized.
  4. In the final step, the blue, protective paint gets washed off to reveal the shiny Apple and iPad lettering.

I can see how that might work for the word iPad but the Apple logo is a plastic inlay from a complete cut out from the casing. The WiFi and BT antennas are behind it.

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post #48 of 64
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I can see how that might work for the word iPad but the Apple logo is a plastic inlay from a complete cut out from the casing. The WiFi and BT antennas are behind it.

Where do you see a cut-out? The inside of the enclosure as shown in the pictures is entirely closed, no cut-out. Trust me... I work in the industry.

post #49 of 64
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I can see how that might work for the word iPad but the Apple logo is a plastic inlay from a complete cut out from the casing. The WiFi and BT antennas are behind it.

 

I guess you are confusing the full-sized iPads, which indeed feature the plastic inlay you referred to, with the iPad mini, which features a polished logo instead (much like its smaller siblings, the 5th-gen. iPod Touch and iPhone 5). Take this image, for instance:

 

http://img.tjskl.org.cn/nimg/5b/fd/47ef9e108f81bfc4170e9d587f93-0x0-1/new_ipad_mini_parts_back_cover_battery_cover_white_cover_with_original_quality.jpg

 

Then, there's also this photo from a 1st-Gen. white-and-silver iPad mini teardown by iFixit, in case you're still doubting that:

 

http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/aUrxcdPMKNk1MHHL.huge

 

The way the shiny Apple logo on the iPad mini sometimes appears as if it was made of black plastic is just a function of its reflectiveness. I know the black model can easily fool you (Apple products have, after all, very tight gap tolerances, and a black-on-black plastic inlay wouldn't look all that much different from the actual polished logo), but I'm guessing you either don't own a silver one, or never held one for more than a few seconds. ;)


Edited by Mainyehc - 2/21/13 at 8:15pm
post #50 of 64
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Where do you see a cut-out? The inside of the enclosure as shown in the pictures is entirely closed, no cut-out. Trust me... I work in the industry.

See Mainyehc's post above.

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post #51 of 64

Since the Macbook Air and iPad Mini are all about lightness and thininity, I thought they would both have standard displays for a long time.

 

But then, one of the main applications of the iPad Mini is reading, which means text, and text is surely the biggest beneficiary of the Retina display? (as I can attest typing this on an rMBP)

post #52 of 64
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See Mainyehc's post above.

 

You do realize I'm actually disagreeing with you, right? 1wink.gif

 

Oh, and while we're on this subject, can someone actually explain to me in layman's terms how can the WiFi and BT radio signals pass through the aluminium casing? It is, indeed, strange that both the iMac and the full-size iPad have their antennas positioned behind their respective Apple logo cutouts (and, come to think of it, the MacBooks also have their antennas in the plastic hinge cover below the screen) whereas the iPad mini has no cutout at all… Does the signal pass through the screen or the front bezel instead?

post #53 of 64
This is not an apple product. This is a hoax or a scam, or this is somebody elses bad attempt to make a chinese knock off of an ape product.

Come on people, i thought you were better than this. That is not the apple logo.

The design is incorrect. The dimensions are wrong. Look closely.
post #54 of 64

SolipsismX: ExactlyMainyehc is also saying that there is no cut-out. Just look at the pictures which started this thread. It'll be the same style as found on the back of the iPhone 5 and the current iPad mini.

post #55 of 64
The leaf in the apple logo is too small, and the base of the apple is too wide. Not real. Overlay an actual logo. You will see.
post #56 of 64
Originally Posted by echosonic View Post
The leaf in the apple logo is too small, and the base of the apple is too wide.

 

Nope.


Overlay an actual logo. You will see.

 

It's called perspective. You've actually defined exactly how it IS correct.

post #57 of 64
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You do realize I'm actually disagreeing with you, right? 1wink.gif

In relation to your reply, I wrote in the Thumbs Up section: "That must be it. I have used the Mini but have only owned the 10" models." My comment hadn't known nor considered that the iPad mini didn't have a cutout like other Apple products. You made a sound argument and I therefore changed my view to lineup with yours.

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post #58 of 64
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SolipsismX:
 
Exactly

Mainyehc
 is also saying that there is no cut-out. Just look at the pictures which started this thread. It'll be the same style as found on the back of the iPhone 5 and the current iPad mini.

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post #59 of 64

I love my Mini as well.  I find myself using it much more than my full size iPad's. Part of it is the size but the weight is very important too.  However, I do miss the retina screen a lot, especially with smaller text.  If they can manage to make it only a little thicker and heavier then we have a winner.  As long as it doesn't get so heavy as to where you no longer want to hold it in one hand for long periods of time.

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post #60 of 64

Hope this means a retina iPad mini is iminent.  I'll be camping out at the Apple Store for this one...

post #61 of 64
Ah, my bad, you're right! It seems I just lurked through the latest forum changes, so I'm still getting used to this new “rating with reply” functionality… Thanks for the heads up! 1wink.gif
post #62 of 64

Umm, YES, and "perspective" does not account for distortion of an image.  You are incorrect, and I will put money on it.

 

post #63 of 64
Originally Posted by echosonic View Post
Umm, YES, and "perspective" does not account for distortion of an image.

 

Of course it does!

 

                                  Image.                                                                 Image with perspective applied.

 

Red Apple logo image overlaid on blue Apple logo product:

 

 

Note that I'm pretty terrible at everything. And yet I'm still able to figure out the perspective tool well enough to match it up.

post #64 of 64
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Umm, YES, and "perspective" does not account for distortion of an image.  You are incorrect, and I will put money on it.

I believe Tallest Skil got it right (if not in execution, at least conceptually 1wink.gif ) and, besides perspective, you also have to account for other optical distortions produced by the camera lens itself…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distortion_(optics)
Edited by Mainyehc - 2/27/13 at 9:22am
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