Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 21, 2011, 11:43 PM   #26
Eidorian
macrumors Penryn
 
Eidorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cuidad de México
Send a message via AIM to Eidorian
That's a lot money on iPads.
__________________
Core i5 750 / 16 GB RAM / 500 GB SSD / GTX 970 / Windows 8.1
13" Retina MacBook Pro
Eidorian is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:43 PM   #27
Warbrain
macrumors 603
 
Warbrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Quote:
Originally Posted by lozanoj83 View Post
here's my question..

I don't see a dock connector charging them.. so how are they charging them?
Yes I know the battery is great (i've owned one before), but if a store is open 10-10, with customers always using them... the battery will die...

so do they just charge them at the end of the day and hope the battery doesn't die?

edit* I see a cord that runs down the middle of the acrylic plastic that's securely holding the iPad in place... but I dont see it connecting with the dock connector port.. does this mean that these are specially made iPads that have the dock connector somewhere else on the device, and not near the home button?
Could be that they put it through the back of the device and you'll never see it. Or it is possible that it does get to the dock connector in some way?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pep.pep View Post
secret ipad 3?
No.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aiqw9182 View Post
That could be the ambient light sensor from the first iPad but I doubt it. *shrug*
It isn't. It's obviously the camera hole.
__________________
WARBRAIN
Twitter | Blog

Last edited by annk; May 22, 2011 at 08:03 AM. Reason: Post merge - please use the multi-quote function
Warbrain is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:44 PM   #28
Surely
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiqw9182 View Post
That could be the ambient light sensor from the first iPad but I doubt it. *shrug*
It's not. I'm looking at my iPad 2 right now.
Surely is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:44 PM   #29
AidenShaw
macrumors G5
 
AidenShaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Peninsula
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eidorian View Post
That's a lot money on iPads.
No problem, you're paying for it.

Cha-ching - profit margin!
__________________
6 October 2014 - the day that the debate about marriage equality ended. And equality prevailed.
nul
AidenShaw is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:44 PM   #30
Born Again
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Norcal
I'm not sure what to think
Born Again is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:45 PM   #31
ml.sail1
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pittsburgh
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiqw9182 View Post
That could be the ambient light sensor from the first iPad but I doubt it. *shrug*
Thats what I was thinking, but I think I was mistaken and they are, in fact, iPad 2's but yeah... The pic with the iPods is what threw me off, must have just been the reflection in the glass stand that made the edge look thicker like that of the iPad 1st gen
__________________
Late 2013 15" rMBP..............iPhone 5
Late 2012 27" iMac...............iPad air
ml.sail1 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:45 PM   #32
Becordial
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidLeblond View Post
Am I the only one that looks at it and says "thats one too many cables laying around on that table." I think it looks ugly.
I think so too. Even at Apple, still not free of cables.
Becordial is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:46 PM   #33
Warbrain
macrumors 603
 
Warbrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiqw9182 View Post
Image

Wasn't disagreeing with you. Was simply pointing out that it's not impossible for it to be an original iPad because of the hole at the top.
We know that. You don't need to point it out. But there's no reason they would use the original iPad for these displays when the iPad 2 is out. Apple doesn't promote old hardware like that in their stores.
__________________
WARBRAIN
Twitter | Blog
Warbrain is offline   -5 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:48 PM   #34
zim
macrumors 65816
 
zim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
first thought.. wires, wires and more wires—seems very un-apple. Personally I prefer the cards but I can't honestly say that I have every taken the time to read one.. I usually go to the apple store .com to check on prices while at the apple store.
__________________
i like chocolate milk.
zim is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:49 PM   #35
Warbrain
macrumors 603
 
Warbrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Quote:
Originally Posted by zim View Post
first thought.. wires, wires and more wires—seems very un-apple. Personally I prefer the cards but I can't honestly say that I have every taken the time to read one.. I usually go to the apple store .com to check on prices while at the apple store.
You need one to keep these things powered all day. You need another for security. The only one they could do away with is the headphones on the iPods if they really wanted to.
__________________
WARBRAIN
Twitter | Blog
Warbrain is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:50 PM   #36
Casiotone
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by lozanoj83 View Post
here's my question..

I don't see a dock connector charging them.. so how are they charging them?
Yes I know the battery is great (i've owned one before), but if a store is open 10-10, with customers always using them... the battery will die...

so do they just charge them at the end of the day and hope the battery doesn't die?

edit* I see a cord that runs down the middle of the acrylic plastic that's securely holding the iPad in place... but I dont see it connecting with the dock connector port.. does this mean that these are specially made iPads that have the dock connector somewhere else on the device, and not near the home button?
Good question, I noticed that too. I'd like to see a picture of that special dock connector.
Casiotone is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:51 PM   #37
Eidorian
macrumors Penryn
 
Eidorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cuidad de México
Send a message via AIM to Eidorian
Quote:
Originally Posted by AidenShaw View Post
No problem, you're paying for it.

Cha-ching - profit margin!
I am really not sure how much more enticing an iPad will be over a piece of paper with side by side comparison. It appears to be a reckless amount of money to spend on electronics for little gain in the margins. I am sure it can be tossed up as eXPERIENCE but how great are the gains?

The endless product incest feedback loop has gone overboard here.
__________________
Core i5 750 / 16 GB RAM / 500 GB SSD / GTX 970 / Windows 8.1
13" Retina MacBook Pro
Eidorian is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:51 PM   #38
goobot
macrumors 601
 
goobot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: long island NY
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiqw9182 View Post
Image

Wasn't disagreeing with you. Was simply pointing out that it's not impossible for it to be an original iPad because of the hole at the top.
doesnt matter, you can also see by the metal around it, it is an ipad 2.
__________________
Unibody Macbook |iPad|Apple TV 2|Black iPhone 6
goobot is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:53 PM   #39
ml.sail1
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pittsburgh
Quote:
Originally Posted by goobot View Post
doesnt matter, you can also see by the metal around it, it is an ipad 2.
What do you mean? The original iPad also had a metal band encircling it...
__________________
Late 2013 15" rMBP..............iPhone 5
Late 2012 27" iMac...............iPad air
ml.sail1 is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:55 PM   #40
mattdo93
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SJ
Send a message via AIM to mattdo93
Am I the only one who doesn't mind keeping the old price tags? That's a big power drain right there for Apple.
mattdo93 is offline   9 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:55 PM   #41
smileyborg
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2009
I don't think this is as expensive as you guys think. Probably only a cost of $200-250 per unit. This is Apple, remember, with so much cash they don't know what to do with it.

On a different note, I don't like how the iPads seem to blend in with the products they are supposed to be selling. It's hard to tell what's for sale and what's the "sign" now -- especially with the iPods and iPads. They should have made a nice aluminum or wood enclosure that left only the screen visible to "hide" the iPad's bezel and frame, as it's distracting when you are looking at a MacBook or iPhone or something.
__________________
OS X: 2012 15" Retina MacBook Pro, 2012 Mac mini, Late 2008 Aluminum Unibody MacBook
iOS: 64GB Space Grey iPhone 5s, 32GB Space Grey Retina iPad mini
Twitter: smileyborg
smileyborg is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:55 PM   #42
Grimmeh
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Anyone else laugh at this? Seems very un-Apple-like. Way to cumbersome. Seems like a Microsoft idea…weird.
__________________
iPhone 6 / 13″ MacBook Pro
Grimmeh is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:56 PM   #43
res1233
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiqw9182 View Post
Calm down, I never said there was a reason to use an original iPad. I was simply giving reason as to why that hole shouldn't be the sole indicator of it being an iPad 2.
lol @ calm down. His text seems perfectly calm to me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grimmeh View Post
Anyone else laugh at this? Seems very un-Apple-like. Way to cumbersome. Seems like a Microsoft idea…weird.
Not really. Apple has has interactive mac displays for a long time.
res1233 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:57 PM   #44
chasemac
macrumors 6502a
 
chasemac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In a house.
Send a message via AIM to chasemac
I want to see what those party hats look like.
chasemac is offline   9 Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2011, 11:58 PM   #45
Warbrain
macrumors 603
 
Warbrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Quote:
Originally Posted by smileyborg View Post
I don't think this is as expensive as you guys think. Probably only a cost of $200-250 per unit. This is Apple, remember, with so much cash they don't know what to do with it.
They do get them at cost, sure, but the huge power drain that these things have...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grimmeh View Post
Anyone else laugh at this? Seems very un-Apple-like. Way to cumbersome. Seems like a Microsoft idea…weird.
It's like using Surface for every display.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattdo93 View Post
Am I the only one who doesn't mind keeping the old price tags? That's a big power drain right there for Apple.
I'll miss the paper.
__________________
WARBRAIN
Twitter | Blog
Warbrain is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2011, 12:03 AM   #46
zero-beat
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Looks cool. I like it.

The ipod displays look messy though.
__________________
24" iMac, iPhone 3G [S], MBP 13", iPad 2, Dell XPS 15.
And all that other stuff: trackpad, etc.
zero-beat is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2011, 12:05 AM   #47
Jaro65
macrumors 68040
 
Jaro65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Send a message via Skype™ to Jaro65
Quote:
Originally Posted by AidenShaw View Post
No problem, you're paying for it.

Cha-ching - profit margin!
Exactly what I thought. With its profit margins Apple can afford all the display iPads it desires. I wonder if these iPads will also be loaded with product demos, rather than just serve as price displays. That could be quite useful.
__________________
rMBP | MBA | ACD | iPad | iPhone | ATV | iPods | Senn HD 650
Jaro65 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2011, 12:06 AM   #48
ATH44
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBP13 View Post
Very nice! They're kinda going green by not wasting paper/plastic every time a price is changed.
Since when does Apple change prices?
ATH44 is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2011, 12:08 AM   #49
ratzzo
macrumors 6502a
 
ratzzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Madrid
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidLeblond View Post
Am I the only one that looks at it and says "thats one too many cables laying around on that table." I think it looks ugly.
All that wiring should just go under the table rather than back-then-down in a 90 degree turn.. shrug? I agree with ya
ratzzo is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2011, 12:11 AM   #50
ShiftyPig
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: AU
Reeks of overkill. The iPad now dominates product displays - just an aesthetic disaster.
ShiftyPig is offline   7 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad Mini: rMini: How often do Apple Retail Stores in the US get iPad shipments? iPhone5s5c iPad 5 Nov 14, 2013 12:15 AM
iPad: Will Apple accept iPad trade-in at retail stores? Cyloncat iPad 6 Oct 31, 2013 02:13 PM
Resolved: iPad displays at Apple stores? mrjackal iPad 3 Oct 25, 2013 11:51 AM
iPad: When will iPad 4 w/ LTE be available in Apple retail stores drnscr iPad 0 Nov 13, 2012 05:44 PM
Apple Retail Stores Rolling Out New Retina MacBook Pro Window Displays MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 136 Jun 16, 2012 01:44 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:33 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC