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Old Feb 8, 2013, 02:43 PM   #251
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I think you have it wrong...

At least it should be different, if they go down that path I hope the size is more like this not a smaller screen to just match the height but lets extend the screen a bit and still stay within a nice width

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 02:47 PM   #252
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perhaps a smaller battery
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:28 PM   #253
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Not interest in Apple stuff anymore

Apple only playing catch up nowadays. After getting all the iPad since the first one, it's time to move away.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:37 PM   #254
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So the iPad screen will remain at 9.7"?

16:9 for a phone and 4:3 for a tablet. Yep, it makes sense, Apple.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 08:31 PM   #255
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I feel like apple needs to do a major upgrade to their OS more than anything else...However I will line up for these...
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:49 PM   #256
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I do hope the upcoming iPad has the smaller borders like the Mini. I got rid of my iPad w/ retina for a Mini for this reason alone. I cannot touch type with my fingers and need to be able to type with my thumbs. I LOVE the Mini.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:58 PM   #257
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[Apple] needs to learn from the iPhone debacle it is currently facing.
And then your whole argument blew up...

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 11:12 PM   #258
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I feel like apple needs to do a major upgrade to their OS more than anything else...However I will line up for these...
And as long as people line up, there is no dire need for them to make the upgrade. The focus seems to be more on form, and that's what catches the consumers eye.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 12:21 AM   #259
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Where are all the people who claimed it was technically impossible for a thin device to have a Retina display? And there was 'no way' there would be a Retina Mini in 2013?

Of course this was coming. I feel bad for all the iPad 4 buyers who got duped when a much lighter thinner device was in the pipeline.

And I'm really looking forward to all those 'the display isn't that bad' apologists fawning over the Retina Mini when it's released later this year.
They were screaming about how the technology just wasn't possible for many years, and how great the iPad Mini's screen is. A couple big tech reviewers also said the technology was impossible.
Probably changed their screen names.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 12:52 AM   #260
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I feel like apple needs to do a major upgrade to their OS more than anything else...However I will line up for these...
iOS has a very boring UI. Seriously, it looks like a stamp album. Another art inspiration from good old days. Like the "Bauhaus look" for Windows 8 UI.

I see many iPhone users collecting so many junk apps like a stamp collecting hobby.

But iOS stamp album design is OK to me as long as I can use iPad to read PDF, read e-books, read newspaper, surf internet, Skype, Google map, shoot photo and video. That's good enough, and that makes iPad not a toy.
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And as long as people line up, there is no dire need for them to make the upgrade. The focus seems to be more on form, and that's what catches the consumers eye.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 01:24 AM   #262
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I think I recognize a few of those.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 07:16 AM   #263
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If the iPad 5 is going to look like this, an is light, I might have to get rid of the mini. The size of the iPad 5 in the image, and hopefully a bigger iPhone would be a winner for my line of work.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 12:34 PM   #264
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If iPad 5 is light enough to hold with one hand as easily as the mini currently is then I would opt for that one over the mini...
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 12:39 PM   #265
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i think it looks great. the slimmer bezel is much wanted. however, please release in march/april. also, the retina ipad mini i believe would be even better. if it gets the A6X chip, it would be the perfect iPad
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 10:19 PM   #266
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Why not eliminate the entire bezel and work with the thumb technology they have been developing for the mini to recognize they aren't interacting when the user is holding the device. It would be like a new thin bezel television, so good!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:11 AM   #267
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What about the iPad that isn't even a year old yet? The iPad 3???
My iPad 3 still works perfectly. Did yours quit working when the 4 came out? Do you expect it to quit working when the 5 comes out?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:46 AM   #268
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My iPad 3 still works perfectly. Did yours quit working when the 4 came out? Do you expect it to quit working when the 5 comes out?
My iPhone 4s exploded when the iPhone 5 came out, Apple is being extra aggressive.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 05:50 AM   #269
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Not interesting in the slightest. Where's the killer feature? To those saying it makes the current iPad look ancient. lolol shills. There aren't even any apps that show the power difference between the ipad 3 and ipad 4. ie. What's the point.

Apple built itself to be very independent of processing power and now that's biting them in the butt, the same with the stalwart dedication to the that silly resolution on the iPhone. Literally what is the point of a more powerful processor if there are no apps to take advantage of it? Faster and faster web browsing? We're well past the point of good enough.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:22 AM   #270
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Where's the killer feature? To those saying it makes the current iPad look ancient.
So much is about perception of when and how something comes out, I wonder how new the iPad would look if it had no bezel and then went with one because people did not want to touch the screen, or if the cell phones were so huge and the smart phones with smaller screens were new and people were happy they can finally have one not take up so much room.

A mouse would be a amazing device if we had been touching our computer screens this entire time. (Not tablets.)
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:01 PM   #271
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you mean the ipad was never portable? or you think it is?
I was saying the iPad was already portable, and the slight shrinking of the width won't do much
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:46 AM   #272
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This again feels like evolution, not revolution.

Split screen/Multitasking - yes, this is venturing into iOS turf. But it is a bit ridiculous that we can't respond to a tweet/iMessage whilst watching a film. But yep, I recognise that is an iOS issue.

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I agree, and while other think Apple should rest on their laurels I think making the iPad even more useful will help Apple keep the lead they have.

This one option I quoted above is what's making me consider other alternatives. The Galaxy Note 2 is one device that really does have the power and functionality of a tablet, and has really made my iPad useless. Now, in looking for an updated tablet, I can either get the same functionality and usability as my Note 2 (i.e. a Note 10.1 . . . . which is one ugly tablet) or I can deal with the many limitations of the iPad.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:03 AM   #273
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Oh yes, raw power - perfect for playing angry birds and temple run.
Or editing HD video, but OK.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:08 AM   #274
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I have the mini but my thumbs touch the screen all the time. It doesn't really work. But it does make the thing smaller which is good...
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Or editing HD video, but OK.
you mean with that toy of an app called iMovie?
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