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Old Aug 15, 2013, 10:22 PM   #276
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I know there would be a market for it even if it was smaller. However once you get to that size it would almost be better to just have a touchscreen on a Macbook. My three hundred dollar 11.6" laptop has a touch screen.
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Old Aug 16, 2013, 03:27 AM   #277
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Not a handheld device. Toooooooo biiiiig...... Tooo stooooopid!
I just don't see it happening.

The Mini was different, there was a market and pent up demand.
I haven't once seen/heard anyone say, "I just need my tablet as big as a laptop."

Size does matter...
I'd think of it not as a very big handheld, but as a very small laptop. The richer the iOS ecosystem gets, I think the more sense a product like this makes. I already browse reddit better on an iPad than on the web on a laptop thanks to the Alien Blue app. There are many more examples too of better experiences from apps than both the web and OS X apps. Heck, many don't even have these two counterparts to begin with.
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Old Aug 16, 2013, 07:06 PM   #278
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I would buy one but I suspect that I am in the minority. Also, I would call it "iPad Pro".
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Old Aug 16, 2013, 07:10 PM   #279
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In the pic with the 13" MBA. Isn't the MBA screen supposed to be 0.1" bigger than the 12.9" iPad?

The iPad screen looks humongous compared the MBA.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 06:46 PM   #280
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Hey, I'm fine with it as long as Apple keeps the 9.7'' and 7.9'' line...more products don't hurt but provides more options!

Keep the aspect ratio at 16:9, and it would be awesome if Apple sold an optional keyboard, and then it would be like a MacBook Air but running iOS.

Or maybe running Mac OS X...as a tabletop tablet.
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Old Aug 18, 2013, 03:28 AM   #281
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I suspect something along the lines of 11.3-11.5" would be a bit more agile. A 12.9" iPad sounds cumbersome, though the screen would be gorgeous and you'd certainly be able to do some stuff with it.

This is one of those rare moments where I'd really have to run down to the Apple store and play around with one and see how it fits, etc. Might convince me, might scare me off.
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Old Aug 18, 2013, 08:16 AM   #282
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They could go for this size!

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Old Aug 18, 2013, 05:07 PM   #283
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Who needs a 12.9" iPad when they can get a 20" Sony Windows 8 tablet?

Why wait for a 12.9" iPad when you can get a 20" Windows 8 tablet from sony. http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921644797999
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Old Aug 18, 2013, 05:23 PM   #284
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in my view, they should increase the mini's size from 7.9 to 9" and the ipad's size from 9.7 to 12", that's all, no need to add one more ipad to the line.
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Old Aug 18, 2013, 05:27 PM   #285
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in my view, they should increase the mini's size from 7.9 to 9" and the ipad's size from 9.7 to 12", that's all, no need to add one more ipad to the line.
A lot of people do love the mini's size. If going past 9.7" it likely should just be a touch Macbook Air. I'm using a touch 11.6" laptop and it is really a good thing that it has a keyboard, however I would not mind if it was a docking tablet ultrabook.

Three iPads may be too many, two iPhone sizes and two iPad is likely enough.
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 10:50 AM   #286
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A lot of people do love the mini's size. If going past 9.7" it likely should just be a touch Macbook Air. I'm using a touch 11.6" laptop and it is really a good thing that it has a keyboard, however I would not mind if it was a docking tablet ultrabook.

Three iPads may be too many, two iPhone sizes and two iPad is likely enough.
hmmm... good idea
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 11:42 AM   #287
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I would use it. I use my iPad mini (with the Kindle and iBook apps) to read in bed; my iPad 4 to write with when I'm not using my desktop computer (with a Cooler-Master stand and wireless keyboard), my grandsons use my iPad 1 for games and I would use the big iPad (also with a stand) to do email and recreational web use while "watching" TV. I use the iPad 4 for this now but it would be better to have a larger screen model.

Might use a bigger one for writing and iPhoto also. Lots of possibilities!

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Old Aug 19, 2013, 10:25 PM   #288
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Give it a phone function and shut up the "needs a bigger screen" iPhone detractors.
Give it a bigger screen and shut up the "my tablet needs a phone" iPad detractors.

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I disagree. That's the kind of thinking that gave us the Surface. A touch device should have an interface that was designed for touch not a bastardized system that was made for a keyboard and mouse.

Now I would love to have a touch screen on my Air, in addition to the keyboard and mouse, for those times when it is just as easy to grab an icon and drag it with my finger, but going to a virtual keyboard and mouse on OS X would be a disaster in my opinion. But that is just my opinion.
Oh, it's your opinion? Glad you told me that twice because we if we base anything off of what Microsoft does, nothing would get done around here. Windows 8 was an impractical new operating system designed with touchscreens in mind, and as a result isn't nearly as fun to use on PCs.

I'm not saying "Implement a bastardized, half-assed system that won't work very well." I'm saying "Implement an updated version of OS X that incorporates touch controls to make it easier to work on a touchscreen." This wouldn't be TOO extreme, seeing as how you can pretty much already operate OS X like a touchscreen interface with a trackpad.

For an Apple enthusiast, you sure don't sound very imaginative.
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Old Aug 22, 2013, 08:30 AM   #289
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OMG, please Apple, YES!!!

Pleeease!!!

That thing would rock. I want, big time.
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Old Aug 22, 2013, 04:31 PM   #290
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get a computer instead if you want a big screen. it will probably cost around $800+ if it does happen. which in that case you can get a good computer for that price.

but i seriously doubt this is ever going to happen at all.
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Old Aug 22, 2013, 11:53 PM   #291
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Myth.

MYTH written all over. This "red crispy shiny fruity" company is not enlarging any of their eye o s's, everyone is going smaller and trimmer, why would they go and do that, it is as absurd as thinking they'll bring back the 17"r-MBP ! Or, is, it? ^_~ I'd buy one of these if so.
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Old Aug 23, 2013, 02:06 AM   #292
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Actually, I think it's a size comparison.
But MAC looks beautiful.
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 06:20 AM   #293
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introduce that one apple! i would buy it right away!
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 10:55 PM   #294
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Is it shiny? Where is my credit card? Where?

Is it shiny? Where is my credit card? Where?
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 06:48 PM   #295
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Great for watching porn.
Only if it can do 3D...
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 04:02 AM   #296
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Slowly we are getting there...

When you see the large iPad next to the Air like that it makes me wonder why the they can't make one with the functionality of a computer? All you need is a dock for peripherals, (which could be a wire with a dock hanging off it if the case is too small).
I find it hard to believe J. Ive etc can't see this evolution - or are they just prolonging the separation to profit from two income streams?
Very puzzling to me - can someone elucidate?
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Old Mar 29, 2014, 06:11 PM   #297
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New ipad picture

If you look under apple.com then supplier responsibility on the bottom right corner there is a picture of a person holding what appears to be a larger screened iPad

Apologies if this has already been spotted
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Old Mar 29, 2014, 06:55 PM   #298
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If you look under apple.com then supplier responsibility on the bottom right corner there is a picture of a person holding what appears to be a larger screened iPad

Apologies if this has already been spotted
I think that's a Macbook screen being inspected.
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