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There better be a Retina mini, otherwise they're wasting our time. Nobody even cares about the regular iPad anymore, it's all about the mini. Give me the Retina mini or give me death!
That's just you. I just sold my iPad mini and I'm looking forward to moving back up in size to a full size iPad, especially one that's lighter and thinner than my old iPad 3.

Weight was one of the reasons I switched from the iPad 3 to the mini in the first place. I also missed the screen size when using the mini though.
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The iPad mini can do everything the iPad does but in a much more compact package. Those who refuse to make the switch can't let go of the past. It's time to embrace the future.

The only way a full sized iPad could best the mini is if Apple increased the screen size beyond 9.7" and/or turned it into an "iOS Pro" type device that ran some new hybrid version of iOS and OS X. Then maybe I could see why someone would choose it over the mini. Other than that, the mini is all anyone could ever need in a tablet.

The mini is where it's at, and Apple better recognize and not treat it like some red headed stepchild by crippling it with yesterday's display and processor. They better give the mini its due instead of trying to force an upsell.

 

unfortunately scanned medical texts don't care about the future and demand all the power and screen real estate available...

now if i could pinch and spread my ipad mini and make the screen grow and shrink, i'd buy a mini.  until that future...full size iPad for this nobody.

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Is it just me, or are these events getting very, very long in the tooth?

Just one more "One more thing..." would reinvigorate the masses. As it is, these are old, predictable, and outright dull.

 

What the **** are you expecting, dancing chimpanzees? They're events meant to show off better versions of products that hundreds of millions of people use and love, in terms of both hardware and software, and always contain a few surprises. You probably don't even know what you want. Apple is not going to release new random shit for the hell of it. 

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So, Mavericks, iPad(s?), Mac Pro ready yet?

 

64bit iPad, new camera, possible finger print sensor, new chassis, better battery life? New Apple iPad case?? new iPad colors???

 

Some additional info on Mavericks maybe or rehash, iOS7 adoption rate, iPhone weekend launch weekend sales figures? Some dev videos, some ads, 3rd party guest demo, that must be 45 minutes at least, then Mac Pro time? Videos, demos, benchmarks, Its got to be at least 90 minutes (of pure gadget lover entertainment).

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Yes, its just you. 

That was a Steve Jobs thing...I doubt there will be any "One more thing" anymore in Apple's lifetime. 

Well, it used to be a Steve Jobs thing. Now it's a Samsung thing.
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There better be a Retina mini, otherwise they're wasting our time. Nobody even cares about the regular iPad anymore, it's all about the mini. Give me the Retina mini or give me death!

OUR time? NOBODY

You mean your time and you.

Don't confuse your opinions for fact. There are a lot of us out in the world that still care about the full sized iPad and/or don't need the Mini to be retina or it is crap
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Agree 1000% - Mr Cook, the world's former best COO, has absolutely no clue how these "one more thing" moments were valuable for Apple's brand cachet. Now what do we have? Everything that we are told in advance by everyone and their dog...nothing else.

 

I'm sure that Mr. Cook does know how great those moments were, but also knows that he's not Steve and that it wouldn't work for him.     Even by Steve, who did them remarkably well, "one more thing..." was becoming silly because it was always expected.   It's like the fake encores that bands play at concerts.   They simply hold back one song, walk off the stage and wait for everyone to yell, "Encore!"   Then they come back.  Most of the time, they don't even bother turning up the house lights to fool you.     I've seen some musicians rebel against this and say, "look, we're not doing an encore...we're just going to play all the songs we intended to play without playing the game of walking off the stage."

 

As brilliant a presenter as Steve was, if you go back and watch the videos of the events, there are plenty of moments when Steve says something and you can see he was expecting a big reaction and he doesn't receive it.    I always found those moments a bit uncomfortable.    There's only so many times you can call something "insanely great".   

 

"One more thing" doesn't work today because Apple has been rolling out its products at separate events.    So we had the iPhones a few weeks ago and the iPads now.   So if you fragment the events like that, what could you possibly show as "one more thing"?

 

Also, as the product lines become mature, you have to wonder if the events are necessary at all for the times when the product being shown is just an evolutionary upgrade.     Maybe doing the annual Developers Conference presentation is enough and the rest of the year, unless it's something totally new, can just be a press announcement. 

 

The only way "one more thing" would work today is if it was something that was absolutely not expected by anybody and had not been ever rumored.     Like an Apple robot, car, bicycle or refrigerator.     Or something that's been rumored but would still be completely unexpected now, like an Apple TV set or the Apple watch.     Even if they announced that the MacPro was final and shipping in two weeks, I don't think  people would get that excited and it would seem out of place at an iPad announcement. 

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There better be a Retina mini, otherwise they're wasting our time. Nobody even cares about the regular iPad anymore, it's all about the mini. Give me the Retina mini or give me death!

Why start this silly debate?
Out on the streets of Manhattan I see FAR more iPads vs mini's.
Plenty do still care.
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It about time! A7X I hope instead of the A7! 802.11 ac and 4GB RAM, IGZO display! Make it so!
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The iPad mini can do everything the iPad does but in a much more compact package. Those who refuse to make the switch can't let go of the past. It's time to embrace the future.

The only way a full sized iPad could best the mini is if Apple increased the screen size beyond 9.7" and/or turned it into an "iOS Pro" type device that ran some new hybrid version of iOS and OS X. Then maybe I could see why someone would choose it over the mini. Other than that, the mini is all anyone could ever need in a tablet.

The mini is where it's at, and Apple better recognize and not treat it like some red headed stepchild by crippling it with yesterday's display and processor. They better give the mini its due instead of trying to force an upsell.


Again, big pile of your opinion. Only this time you had a side of 'and if you don't agree you are stupid' trolling subtext
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Apple knows damn well they better introduce a retina display ipad mini or their Xmas sales will suck a**!
Or they won't and it will still sell like mad.
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Who cares about the incremental iPad updates...it's time for a mature AppleTV to be introduced.
The box I mean, not a real TV...never saw the point in that.

Faster processor, better graphics, AC would be great. But we need the store side to really make it shine. Better quality files, better pricing, better release schedules, filling in old TV seasons, parity with features from disks. They get that together and things will really go wild.
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You can actually tell when Al Gore doesn't look bored!?

 

They mean to imply that Gore wishes Apple would stop copying Samsung and get on with innovation. Or some such Fandroid fantasy.

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. Cable box pass though so it could really control the TV would be great too.

Unlikely to happen. Apple seems to clearly be going the route of getting apps for all channels. Which would be even better than having a separate box. Provided they can get all cable providers in on it

Add direct subscriptions and detach the apps from the OS so we download what we want and ignore the rest and that would be awesome
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Is it too much to ask for 2GB RAM in the full size iPad? I have a 3rd gen and Safari tabs constantly crash. I also have frequent app crashes.
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I have to agree with the long in the tooth comments. OK, a new iPad, it's not game changing anymore.

 

And the copies are, I suppose?

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Or they won't and it will still sell like mad.
What would a non retina mini have that would make it a compelling product over the current gen?
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The one more thing I would like would be either the Apple TV with AppStore, or a matching expansion chassis for the Mac Pro that can also serve as a stand alone itunes server for the consumer market
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22nd makes sense.   Ship date… ideally 'something' will be available before the 31st to get a final bump on Q4 revenue.

 

I would think Friday the 25th.  Make for a interesting earnings call the next week.  

 

Ummm.  Apple's 2013 fiscal year ended on September 28th, so October 22nd (and the 31st) would be in Q1 of FY2014 (calendar Q4 of 2013).

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Who cares about the incremental iPad updates...it's time for a mature AppleTV to be introduced.
The box I mean, not a real TV...never saw the point in that.

Agreed- that would be the "one more thing". It will be either white and circular or black and doughnut shaped.

A doughnut isn't circular? Why do you think it'll be round? There's no fan in the box, might ads well keep the same FF and improve on the internals, instead of waisting time & money on it' looks. Or do you look at the box instead of looking at your TV?
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Although I do want a lighter iPad with a smaller bezel, I'm really hoping for a new Apple TV announcement. Out of curiosity, what do you want in a new Apple TV? My biggest want is the ability to download apps, although I do wonder if Apple would release an Apple TV with a hard drive again.

HDD? That is soooo 1954. And wy would you want apps to be on that box? We have touchscreen devices for that.
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People forget what Apple events were like pre-iPhone. Overlong business updates, tedious demonstrations of iLife and iWork (Jobs would rotate an image and everyone would cheer), incremental Mac and iPod updates. Macs had the same design for years. Many years would pass between OS X updates that had fewer changes than the yearly updates we get now. Every time we thought we were going to get a phone, we got a Boombox or a sock to put our iPod in instead. There were a lot of duds in the Jobs era: fat iPod, buttonless iPod nano, desk lamp iMac. They've gotten way more interesting in recent years. Now we actually get things we want!

I wouldn't want to call the products Steve introduced boring or anything like that. At all. They were really nice improvements, evolutionary and sometimes groundbreaking. And when not looking at the products, it was his flamboyant-ism that really set the keynotes apart.

'Gotta hit the checkbox' & 'NTLM, whatever that is' are epic moments, in my opinion.

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Is it too much to ask for 2GB RAM in the full size iPad? I have a 3rd gen and Safari tabs constantly crash. I also have frequent app crashes.

1) I'd rather have 'goes through it like butter' over '2GB of RAM' any day.

2) What are you running, and on what? Me: 7 on a 3, and Safari does need to reload tabs, but it never crashes.
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Strange. Everybody is talking about 'machines'. Just me interested in software? What about Finalcut &. CO, Aperture, iLife, iWork? Will there ever be new versions? Personally I believe it is about time.
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Strange. Everybody is talking about 'machines'. Just me interested in software? What about Finalcut &. CO, Aperture, iLife, iWork? Will there ever be new versions? Personally I believe it is about time.

I don't use iLife. Hardly use iWork, so can't comment on that. Aperture I use almost daily, and while there is always room for improvement it's also the cheapest product as we haven't had a paid upgrade in 3 1/2 years we have been getting upgrades, further refining the software.

FCPX is pretty much the same, little over 2 years old and free upgrades with vast amount of added features, all for free.

Would you rather have them increment the products' version numbers, and charge you for it? No ¿ here, just a ?
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I have to agree with the long in the tooth comments. OK, a new iPad, it's not game changing anymore.

And why is Apple the one that must change the game? Having the best product on every category they are in isn't enough?

 

you are pathetic and ignorant, rob.

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If there isn't a retina display mini announcement apple shouldn't even bother to hold the event. 

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2) What are you running, and on what? Me: 7 on a 3, and Safari does need to reload tabs, but it never crashes.

I'm running iOS 6 on 3rd gen iPad.  Tab reloads on Safari all the time.  Incredibly annoying.

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If there isn't a retina display mini announcement apple shouldn't even bother to hold the event. 

Especially if the full size iPad update is just updated internals in a mini like form factor.  I hope Apple has something special planned.  Redesigned apps or 4K displays, just something people might not have expected.

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Whither the Mac Pro? Easily the best kept secret in Cupertino--and why I've long suspected these "leaks" came from Apple directly.

I'm not 100% sure but aren't the Mac Pros manufactured in the USA and if so, perhaps that might also explain the better kept secrets?
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The same Steve that said to never do what he would do...no, I doubt he'd approve. 

Then the obvious answer if they need a hologram of Steve doing it. 1smile.gif
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I'm not 100% sure but aren't the Mac Pros manufactured in the USA and if so, perhaps that might also explain the better kept secrets?

 

The fact that the Mac Pro wasn't in the manufacturing pipeline when it was announced has a lot to do with that as well.

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Remember Tim Cook said he would address the new product categories during the next earnings call in July?

Maybe that's why the earnings call was moved 1 week back.

Release new product category on the 22nd.

Talk about in on the 28th.

Or is the 5C considered a new product category?

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Can anybody tell me what they expect in the new iPad that hasn't already been disclosed last month at the iPhone 5s' unveiling?
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No love for the macbooks?
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my guess is the event is going to be very game-centric. My guess is the invites will hint at gaming.

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Originally Posted by pazuzu View Post
Can anybody tell me what they expect in the new iPad that hasn't already been disclosed last month at the iPhone 5s' unveiling?

 

Well, A7X; that wasn’t disclosed. The thinner side bezels, battery capacity, speakers…

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I'm not 100% sure but aren't the Mac Pros manufactured in the USA and if so, perhaps that might also explain the better kept secrets?

 

"Assembled in the USA"

 

Most of the leaks are component leaks, and any such Mac Pro component leaks would originate from the same supposed sources around the globe.

 

Back on topic, I’m looking forward to an iPad update.  My iPad 2 has served me well, but it’s time for an update.  Here’s hoping they add some awesome new feature that hasn't been, um, leaked yet.


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Strange. Everybody is talking about 'machines'. Just me interested in software? What about Finalcut &. CO, Aperture, iLife, iWork? Will there ever be new versions? Personally I believe it is about time.

 

Agreed.

 

I really want a multi-threaded version of Pages. I love Pages but it is inclined to slowdowns in graphics-heavy documents: screen updates slow down but only one core of the MacBook is busy (100% utilised), the rest are pretty much idling. Using Grand Central Despatch or whatever would count as keeping up with Apple's latest technologies just like a retina/4" screen update does for an iOS app.

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I don't use iLife. Hardly use iWork, so can't comment on that. Aperture I use almost daily, and while there is always room for improvement it's also the cheapest product as we haven't had a paid upgrade in 3 1/2 years we have been getting upgrades, further refining the software.

FCPX is pretty much the same, little over 2 years old and free upgrades with vast amount of added features, all for free.

Would you rather have them increment the products' version numbers, and charge you for it? No ¿ here, just a ?

You are so right. The alternative is the Adobe Model ... no need to elaborate there!

But I also agree it's time for some leaps in the iWorks and iLife products, they are what most folks use, we Aperture and FPX types are not the main stream I suspect.

Edit: Almost every time I edit a post on AI, Safari crashes ... no other web site I use does this! This is using 10.9 GM and Safari Version 7.0 (9537.71)
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"Assembled in the USA"

Most of the leaks are component leaks, and any such Mac Pro component leaks would originate from the same supposed sources around the globe.

Back on topic, I’m looking forward to an iPad update.  My iPad 2 has served me well, but it’s time for an update.  Here’s hoping they add some awesome new feature that hasn't been, um, leaked yet.

I am sorry you felt I was off topic. The paragraph: "In addition to new iPads, the event in two weeks is also expected to focus on the company's revamped Mac Pro high-end desktop, and the forthcoming OS X Mavericks operating system update." and subsequent comments about the Mac Pro seemed just as on topic as all the iOS product chat. I'm glad your iPad is important to you, but some of us also look forward to a new Mac Pro and like the rare mention in a post even if it is only such a small reference some people apparently don't even notice it.
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Is it just me, or are these events getting very, very long in the tooth?

Just one more "One more thing..." would reinvigorate the masses. As it is, these are old, predictable, and outright dull.

Well maybe they'll hire strippers (or at least out of work theater eye candy) like Sammy did for that Manhattan launch fizzle. 

 

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