Apple's Oct. 22 iPad event likely to overshadow Microsoft Surface 2 launch, Nokia announcement

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  • Reply 21 of 86
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    Grass growing overshadows the Surface.
  • Reply 22 of 86
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Andysol View Post

     

     

    Haven't seen any leaks of a full-sized gold.  You might be stuck with silver/white and space gray/black.

     

    I think we'll see those 2 colors on the full-sized iPad- w/ a fingerprint scanner, A7X, 8mp camera, and 2 gb ram.

    Unfortunately, I think we'll see all 3 colors on the iPad Mini- w/ a fingerprint scanner, A7X, 8mp camera 1 gb ram... and no Retina.

    The pitch will be that it is substantially faster (would actually be over 4x faster) and get the new hardware to overshadow the no retina.  Just my gut telling me.... so I'm basically thinking like an analyst.

     

    Man I hope I'm wrong.....


     

    You might be right about there not being a full sized gold iPad. I'll just choose a color after I see the keynote. I wanted a black one, because I like how my black Mini looks and feels.

     

    I don't think that Apple is going to put the same CPU and the same camera in both the large iPad and the Mini. I'm also not sure about there being a Touch ID sensor on the Mini, but I suppose that we'll all know for sure soon enough in a couple of weeks. The Mini does cost a bit less than the large iPad, so I don't think that it would be a good idea for Apple to have the Mini as powerful as the large iPad.

  • Reply 23 of 86
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member

    Quite aside from setting themselves up for a fall in competing with an Apple announcement, what are Microsoft/Nokia thinking about in competing with each other?

  • Reply 24 of 86
    icoco3 wrote: »
    Announced and launched are 2 different things.

    OK...

    Apple is announcing it's new tablets on 22nd October. Microsoft already announced theirs last month. So there is no clash between Apple and Microsoft. The clash is between Apple and Nokia.
  • Reply 25 of 86
    juandljuandl Posts: 230member

    Apple is gonna eat their 'Launch'   (Lunch)

  • Reply 26 of 86
    stelligentstelligent Posts: 2,680member
    Trying to get that post count up? Seriously, sometimes you just need to wait a second or two for it to show up.

    Why did you want to double down on his double-posting and help it show up 4 times? Sometimes, you need to wait a sec or 2 for common sense to show up before jumping on something.
  • Reply 27 of 86
    stelligentstelligent Posts: 2,680member
    juandl wrote: »
    Apple is gonna eat their 'Launch'   (Lunch)

    Meh ...
  • Reply 28 of 86
    ceek74ceek74 Posts: 324member

    Microsoft launching anything is up there with slug racing and synchronized yawning.  Go Apple!

  • Reply 29 of 86
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    iaeen wrote: »
    Why would the mini need an x series chip if it didn't have retina? Personally I would be more excited about the A7 than retina.

    True- no need for the 7X if no retina. Thanks for pointing that out. I'd prefer an A6X and retina over an A7. But honestly- I'd prefer an A7x and retina and jump the price up. $399 is fine with me. Well worth it.
  • Reply 30 of 86
    The headlines always remove attribution, so they read:
    "...seen as..."
    "...likely to..."
    "...predicted to..."

    Guys, it's noise. Delicious noise.
  • Reply 31 of 86
    Again, how am I post 31?
  • Reply 32 of 86
    Anyone wants what Apple will come up with this fall ? Surprising device is coming but nobody seems to know and talk about .
  • Reply 33 of 86
    Quote:

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    Having your launch on the same day as an Apple launch is probably a bad idea. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 


     

    worse… announcing your launch day 6 weeks in advance is history repeating itself.  

     

    2009 5 weeks prior to release microsoft leaks prices of new zune HD (http://gizmodo.com/5334331/zune-hd-prices-leaked-16gb-for-220-32gb-for-290)

     

    2009 Week before Zune HD release… Apple iPod Touch undercuts all Zune HD prices… http://techcrunch.com/2009/09/09/the-incredible-shrinking-ipod-prices-undercut-the-zune-hd/)

    - Jobs returns from sabbatical to deliver keynote

    - Major Nano upgrade

    - Major iPod Touch upgrade and lowered prices

    - New iTunes (Genius Mode), 

    - new iOS release updating Music Player iTunes, and App Store 

    (of course, the next day, Apple shares dropped 1%)

     

    Sept 15, 2009… Zune HD released… yawn.

     

     

    Fool me once, that's business….

    Fool me twice… must be Ballmer….

  • Reply 34 of 86
    Even the announcement of a date for a new iPad announcement, overshaddow any new MS product these days.
  • Reply 35 of 86
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    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

    By the way, it looks like that there's not going to be any black iPad this year, which is what I was wanting, so I guess that I see a gold iPad 64 GB or 128 GB in my future! It'll be mine! My precious!<img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    The gold -- really, champagne -- is simply exquisite. I really hope they have that on the iPad too.
  • Reply 36 of 86
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    I'm really digging the space gray iPad. That might be the one I go for.

    http://sonnydickson.com/2013/10/09/detailed-hands-look-apples-5th-gen-ipad-design-space-grey/
  • Reply 37 of 86
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,474member

    Quote:


    Originally Posted by WP7Mango View Post





    OK...



    Apple is announcing it's new tablets on 22nd October. Microsoft already announced theirs last month. So there is no clash between Apple and Microsoft. The clash is between Apple and Nokia.

     

    Except an Apple announcement will nullify a Microsoft launch.  Or will this be Microsoft Fizzle 2?

     

    Apple and Nokia clash?  Since when has the interaction between my hand and a mosquito been considered a clash?

  • Reply 38 of 86
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,399member

    I'm interested to see what Nokia has planned for a tablet as long as it doesn't run Android or Windows.

  • Reply 39 of 86
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,779member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

     

    Having your launch on the same day as an Apple launch is probably a bad idea. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 


     

    I'm thinking that Apple did this on purpose. If I remember correctly, this isn't the first time its happened. If Microsoft were smart though, they'd either release their products earlier, or wait another week or so. Nobody will even be talking about Microsoft on the 22nd, even if they release new products. It will be like a back page story. Apple has enough good stuff to release at this event to where this is all people will be talking about. 

  • Reply 40 of 86
    Umm, isn't Xbone launching on that day too?
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