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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Who else is waiting for 9.7" iPad with thinner bezel?

I certainly do.... The current regular ipad is too heavy to lug around, whereas the ipad mini compromises too much on its screen size
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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I agree. The only thing that has stopped me from upgrading from my iPad 2 is the weight/thickness of the newer iPads. I like the Mini, but with specs identical to my iPad 2 makes it seem kind of pointless for me to fork out another $500+. When the new iPads are released I'm hoping the Mini will have retina and the big brother will be lighter/thinner, then I will make the upgrade based on my needs.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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I agree. The only thing that has stopped me from upgrading from my iPad 2 is the weight/thickness of the newer iPads. I like the Mini, but with specs identical to my iPad 2 makes it seem kind of pointless for me to fork out another $500+. When the new iPads are released I'm hoping the Mini will have retina and the big brother will be lighter/thinner, then I will make the upgrade based on my needs.

Better jump on the wagon now. 12-21-2012 is supposed to be the last day on earth.......
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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Better jump on the wagon now. 12-21-2012 is supposed to be the last day on earth.......
Refund them on the 22nd if it turns out not to be the case lol
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Better jump on the wagon now. 12-21-2012 is supposed to be the last day on earth.......
How'd that work out?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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Now that the world has ended and we are all disembodied astral travellers, imagine how thin, light, invisible the ectoplasmic ipad5 will be.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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I certainly do.... The current regular ipad is too heavy to lug around, whereas the ipad mini compromises too much on its screen size
The bezel doesn't have much to do with the weight. It's the thickness packed with all that battery. I'd love to have a lighter large iPad as well. I like mini but find it's still a wee bit too small for tablet apps.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 12:32 AM   #8
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yeah, after seeing what apple can do with the ipad mini, i'm hoping the next full size one will have thinner bezels too.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 12:40 AM   #9
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It won't happen until they integrate IGZO displays. With less power consumption, Apple should be able to use smaller batteries leading to less weight.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 12:47 AM   #10
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I actually prefer the larger bezel...it gives me somewhere to hold. Sure the iPad could lose a bit of weight but I still went for the iPad 4, it's a powerhouse! Thinner, lighter meh :/ From the front it will still look the same, gorgeous screen and all...
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:56 AM   #11
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I actually prefer the larger bezel...it gives me somewhere to hold. Sure the iPad could lose a bit of weight but I still went for the iPad 4, it's a powerhouse! Thinner, lighter meh :/ From the front it will still look the same, gorgeous screen and all...
I agree with you on the bezel size. Considering that the full-size iPad is meant to be held with two hands more often, it would mean that the current bezel is a better option.

But considering that iPhone 5, iPad mini both utilized thinner bezels, I wouldn't be surprised to see a slightly thinner bezel, but not overly thinner.

as for the iPad being thin, I don't think we should anything more than 15% thinner. Making it too thin also would affect the heat dissipation. As it is, currently the iPad 4th generation hits temperature around 35C -39C. IGZO & MEMS technology could reduce the power consumption, and reduce the requirement of dual LED backlight to a single LED backlight. As somebody already pointed out, the battery size should come down, thereby reducing the weight. The approach would depend on Apple's plan of just retaining the 10-12 hour, or using the a slightly reduced battery size, and showing a massive improvement in the battery life.

I am hoping for a weight reduction of around 40%, which should bring the weight around 392g from 652g. Anything more would be a bonus.

As for the LTE models, I think they may switch into Qualcomm Gobi MDM9625, which should make it truly LTE friendly.

Can't wait for the launch in mid-2013.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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I certainly do.... The current regular ipad is too heavy to lug around, whereas the ipad mini compromises too much on its screen size
Yep, thinner bezels will really drop the iPad weight.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 11:09 AM   #13
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I very much doubt that the bezel will get thinner soon. They've had plenty of opportunity to do so since the iPad first came out, and it has stayed the same while much of the rest of the design was tweaked and changed.

They could definitely make it a lot lighter as battery and screen tech improves while keeping the bezel the same. I think that would make it a lot easier to hold and use.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 11:53 AM   #14
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The iPad 2's design has been used for the 3 and the 4. It's about time they release a complete redesign, and that's what I'll be getting.

All of Apple's product lineup has been losing weight and getting smaller and thinner over time. It's time for the iPad to follow suit.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:38 PM   #15
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I very much doubt that the bezel will get thinner soon. They've had plenty of opportunity to do so since the iPad first came out, and it has stayed the same while much of the rest of the design was tweaked and changed.

They could definitely make it a lot lighter as battery and screen tech improves while keeping the bezel the same. I think that would make it a lot easier to hold and use.
Umm,,,no, a thinner bezel will make it easier to hold and use. The Mini is a test to see how the form is received by consumers. The next iPad will follow suit. IZGO will be the thing to make this happen- smaller thinner battery, thinner bezels, current Mini backing.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 02:26 PM   #16
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Umm,,,no, a thinner bezel will make it easier to hold and use. The Mini is a test to see how the form is received by consumers. The next iPad will follow suit. IZGO will be the thing to make this happen- smaller thinner battery, thinner bezels, current Mini backing.
What does IGZO have to do with a thinner bezel on the iPad? The iPad's bezel isn't there for technical reasons, it's a design decision.

If it changes it will be because Apple rethought that decision.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 02:03 PM   #17
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I would love thinner bezels but the weight isn't an issue some of you guys on here need to hit the weight rooms jeez lol
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 06:52 PM   #18
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I like the look of the retina iPad. Sure it's not über small and light like the mini, but it feels sturdier and better made in my opinion. The iPad 4 feels like a laptop replacement, while the mini feels like an ereader.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:54 PM   #19
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I've got no complaints. Sure, it could be lighter and thinner, but it is already pretty light and thin. The bezel does not bother me one bit. How else am I going to hold it? It works on the Mini, because it is so small and lightweight, but I doubt that will work well on the iPad.

But, whatever. I'll be happy with anything along these lines. To my eyes, the iPad is pretty much perfect given the technological (battery) constraints.
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I would love thinner bezels but the weight isn't an issue some of you guys on here need to hit the weight rooms jeez lol
This...if the ipad is too heavy for you, the device isn't the problem.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 05:36 AM   #21
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Its tiring to use it when im laying down on bed
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:57 AM   #23
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Its tiring to use it when im laying down on bed
So is a non-paperback book, if you're holding it in the air.

When I'm reading a book in bed, the book is usually touching the bed, thus weight is not a concern. Same with the iPad.

If you NEED to hold a book in the air while reading, then you NEED to use eReaders like the iPad Mini.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:48 PM   #24
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The iPod is tiring to hold in the air! Prop the iPad up on your man boobs, your gut, or whatever other body parts work best for you. Problem solved. A thinner bezel and a lighter iPad aren't going to help much for this.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:28 PM   #25
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should really make the current ipad at least 30% lighter
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