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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:22 PM   #26
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Why does any of that matter to someebody who is going to put it into a case anyways?
Just makes the cased-up ipad slimmer as well
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:26 PM   #27
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When you're recording video of someone else you want to heard them

Like replacing my iPhone I've waited so long for an iPad a few more months won't kill me, can't wait to see what they release in June.
True, but what about front camera FaceTime video chats? Hopefully placing the mic on the back will not impact clarity. On the Mini it's still on the top.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:37 PM   #28
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True, but what about front camera FaceTime video chats? Hopefully placing the mic on the back will not impact clarity. On the Mini it's still on the top.
Video chat works fine on my 4th gen iPod touch. Or they could pull an iMac thing and have two mics (on the top and front, so ipad could be top and back), I think the 15" MacBook has two also to help voice recognition or something.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:38 PM   #29
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So we are seeing components from their partners and it's not going to be released for another 8 months? That is way too long.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:38 PM   #30
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Whats the point of the mic being on the back of the pad... Makes no sense..
For HD video when shot using the back camera.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:42 PM   #31
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Video chat works fine on my 4th gen iPod touch. Or they could pull an iMac thing and have two mics (on the top and front, so ipad could be top and back), I think the 15" MacBook has two also to help voice recognition or something.
I'd just love if they could let me do a conference call or at least let me answer my phone on my iPad and use it as a more powerful speakerphone.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:47 PM   #32
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Don't like the microphone rearrangement.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:12 PM   #33
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:13 PM   #34
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Whatever the design is, I'm upgrading my iPad 2 this year.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:18 PM   #35
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I'm thinking iPad 5 next month and mini with retina in fall.
I would give anything for this to be true. I've waited 3 years too long to get an iPad and an iPad 5 would sure make a nice b'day gift to myself next month.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:19 PM   #36
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I'm screwed. Happily so.

i love both my mini and ipad 3 so i'll immediately buy both a retina mini and a lighter, slimmer ipad 5 ... plus two new cases.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:40 PM   #37
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I will miss the beveled edges. It made the tablet super easy to pick up from any angle when on a table.
Unless it's face down. It's like trying to pick up a penny after cutting your nails to short.
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Nice, loving this redesign. But I'm at a crossroads right now, I'm not sure if I should continue using my iPad with keyboard at school and buy this new generation, or to ditch it completely for the upcoming Retina 11inch MBA. I really don't know what to do, I love the iPad but an MBA would seem much more practical. Decisions decisions...
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:53 PM   #39
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True, but what about front camera FaceTime video chats? Hopefully placing the mic on the back will not impact clarity. On the Mini it's still on the top.
I'd say the new iPad could have 2 mic's like on the new iMac, to help cut down on noise?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:53 PM   #40
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apple knows nothing but making slimmer. Now that's a new design.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:55 PM   #41
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I will miss the beveled edges. It made the tablet super easy to pick up from any angle when on a table.
And super painful to hold or rest on you considering the weight...
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:06 PM   #42
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I'll probably have to upgrade my iPad 3 if the rumored dimensions are true. I'd love a thinner iPad with a smaller footprint.
exactly my thoughts.. Although I'm really curious to see what iOS 7 will bring
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:08 PM   #43
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Ain't no way this is coming out in the fall.

Right now, Apple usually has another announcement. It's DEAD quiet. They have to have something in the pipeline for April or May.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:17 PM   #44
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nah these are for the iPad 6, which comes out 3 months after ipad 5
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:46 PM   #45
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And super painful to hold or rest on you considering the weight...
The iPad 2-4 form factor was really a bad design in my humble opinion for exactly that reason. I would've preferred if Apple kept the iPad 1 design and made it a little thinner.

The worst thing is that they kept this flawed design on three successive generations of iPads! I guess that Jony Ive with his "large manly hands" doesn't feel any pain from holding an iPad 4 for any amount of time (or uses a case).

It's also possible that Apple realized that the design was not optimal but that the replacement form factor took longer than expected to perfect and will only appear this year in the next gen iPad.

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:21 AM   #46
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exactly my thoughts.. Although I'm really curious to see what iOS 7 will bring
I agree. I think iOS 7 is more important than any hardware release this year. There needs to be some new, fresh features and maybe a shakeup in the look and feel of the OS.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:33 AM   #47
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So we are seeing components from their partners and it's not going to be released for another 8 months? That is way too long.
It does seem odd that we are getting this many iPad 5 rumours now considering most of us had resigned ourselves to a fall release.

I hope the June release is true! No, I hope the March release is true!! haha. Surely that's not going to happen.

IF June, it means iphone 6 and ipad 5? Mmm...
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When my wife's old TiBook met it's inevitable demise a few years ago we debated wether or not to get another MacBook or get the iPad. We decided to get the iPad, an iPad2, and have zero regrets. My (at the time) three year old even knew what it was. She wasn't even talking very well at the time but we have video of her seeing the box and exclaiming "a iPad!". I don't really ever use it since I have an early 2009 Octo for design work, but more and more I have my eyes on an iPad for sketching (the old Wacom 9x12 is feeling a little dated) and other productivity stuff, and I really like this new [iPadMini style] design. I haven't held a mini yet but I can definitely wait until they're both updated before I make a decision. Even still, I'm pretty excited!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:12 AM   #49
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I agree. I think iOS 7 is more important than any hardware release this year. There needs to be some new, fresh features and maybe a shakeup in the look and feel of the OS.
Better usage statistics and mouse support are all that seem necessary to add
If iOS 7 comes out with some totally new interface that isn't better than the old one, "don't fix something if it ain't broke", staying at iOS 6.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:31 AM   #50
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I saw this coming.. The iPad mini has a superior design I think and it's no surprise Apple will use it as an improvement for the iPad.
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