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Old Dec 23, 2011, 11:47 AM   #26
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I can't see the biggest tech company in the world pushing a product through for something as sappy as the former CEO's birthday. Really push a product to make the holiday shopping season or something like that? Sure. But getting it out on his birthday isn't going to increase sales much (might get some more press but the iPad 3 will get tons anyway).

Steve Jobs would scoff at the idea. He told me in a dream.
Agreed. Although I fully respected the man for his accomplishments, but setting a ship date for some sentimental reason is downright silly.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 11:49 AM   #27
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That works for me! The sooner the better!
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 11:55 AM   #28
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Celebrating someone's birthday right after they've died is disturbed but hey whatever.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:02 PM   #29
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Friday?

Feb 24 2012 is a Friday. No way they'll do a major announcement on a Friday. (News would get buried for the weekend. Apple usually announces Tuesdays for good reason. Fridays are when you announce bad news.)

Not to mention how uncharacteristically sappy this would be of Apple, even if Feb 24 was a better day of the week.

So, no.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:06 PM   #30
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well the 4S got announced basically when he died so it seems fitting
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:06 PM   #31
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I would LOVE a 17-inch iPAD.

Please apple.

Make a 17-inch ipad.

Magazines and newspapers would be fantastic on this.

Video would be mind blowing.

Games would be mind blowing.

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focustaiwan reports (via 9to5mac) that apple pushing its manufacturing partners to meet deadlines that would allow the company to launch the ipad on steve jobs' birthday, february 24th.according to the report, workers at several ipad component suppliers as well as manufacturing partner foxconn will have limited time off during the usual lunar new year holiday. The lunar new year holiday itself falls on january 23rd next year, with workers generally receiving a number of other days off from work around that date.

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sources have been reporting a variety of rumored dates for an ipad 3 introduction, with some claiming a debut in the march-april timeframe while others have pointed to a february launch being in the works.

Apple last year launched new macbook pro models on jobs' birthday, although that unusual thursday introduction was likely a convenient coincidence driven by the debut taking place during the presidents day holiday week.

Article link: apple pushing to introduce ipad 3 on steve jobs' february 24th birthday?
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:11 PM   #32
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Please apple.

Make a 17-inch ipad.

Magazines and newspapers would be fantastic on this.

Video would be mind blowing.

Games would be mind blowing.
17-inch iPad?

The line would be really short considering you'd be the only person buying it.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:11 PM   #33
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Please apple.

Make a 17-inch ipad.

Magazines and newspapers would be fantastic on this.

Video would be mind blowing.

Games would be mind blowing.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:11 PM   #34
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As long as the iPad 3 has a retina display and new chip, it's a Day 1 buy for me. Can't wait!
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:13 PM   #35
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As long as the iPad 3 has a retina display and new chip, it's a Day 1 buy for me. Can't wait!
Right?! I'm sure it'll have a new processor and ram though. Also seems fit to upgrade the camera bit, at least the back facing one, and time for a storage upgrade.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:15 PM   #36
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I would hope for a more incredibly amazing announcement. Something on the scale of the 20th anniversary mac. Or maybe an Appe II with a Sandy Bridge E in it with a high DPI monitor. But it MUST have a 5.25 drive.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:21 PM   #37
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Retina Display + Siri.

Sold.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:24 PM   #38
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Retina Display + Siri.

Sold.
Who are you kidding? Minor spec bumps and you'd buy.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:30 PM   #39
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One aspect of the "Steve Jobs Era" that lives on, is the continuing ability to manipulate the press to Apple's advantage daily.

Always a new favorable rumor, claim, or other reports to keep the Apple Brand at the forefront.

No matter what the Apple spin machine never crashes or goes down. It "just works" 24/7 spitting out tasty morsels for the humans to feed on.

No wonder Apple has mind share. The public is peppered with Apple this or Apple that. A marketing effort no other entity could possibly match.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:35 PM   #40
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Tablet not ipad...

People have been saying they want a 15 to 27 inch iPad. This is a bad idea. What they want (I hope) is more of a touch screen/stylus iMac.

Hear me out. I love to draw, its fun on the iPhone but its far to small to do anything complicated/detailed. However if you had an pressure sensitive 15 inch screen that you could use photoshop on and then prop it up and watch a movie, that would be pretty cool but NOT an IPAD.

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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:37 PM   #41
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I think we can all agree that, traditionally, is not how Apple does business.

I don't think there's anything to this rumor.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:55 PM   #42
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The slave workers at foxconn will be delighted to hear they are allowed to skip their new year holiday to make another idiotic capitalist deadline...
The why I read it doesn't go like that. They days off will be "limited" around the holiday. The article states that usually workers take a bunch of days off around the new years, and that there will be fewer. This is standard business for a company that has deadlines. Even Apple tells story employees when they aren't allowed to take much, if any, vacation. And if it's just delaying those extra days off, the workers aren't MISSING any PTO, they just can't take it right then.

Maybe you are just upset because you don't get PTO, and are working today?
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:03 PM   #43
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please stop

This is not how major corporations make decisions...good grief
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:06 PM   #44
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The slave workers at foxconn will be delighted to hear they are allowed to skip their new year holiday to make another idiotic capitalist deadline...
I amazes me as to how many people believe what they read. Hear an unfounded rumor that there may be iPads being made in February, and know that Steve's birthday is in February. Put them together and 'bingo', you have something that is sure to get posted on this site. Another 15 minutes of fame.

BTW, working during holidays is very common everywhere. Only government workers, students, and other children get off for the holiday. I'll be working 12 hours every day through New Years Eve to meet sales quotas for 2011. This happens every year across the country. Welcome to the real world.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:12 PM   #45
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Retina Display + Siri.

Sold.
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Who are you kidding? Minor spec bumps and you'd buy.
Don't forget open APIs for Siri. I bet developers could do some pretty beautiful and outlandishly cool things with double the resolution from a Retina Display and a voice controlled AI. Siri has already been hacked to do some clever things:

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May finally upgrade from my first gen iPad.

Sadly, it will likely come too early for Qualcomm's energy efficient 4G solution to be included. Still, I'd rather have good battery life than 4G. I'm mainly on WIFI and find 3G speeds to be more than sufficient for driving navigation.
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But this is the same Apple that stopped doing Macworld keynotes because they didn't want to be tied to an arbitrary release date for their products.
MacWorld Keynotes were no longer cost effective. The date thing I'm sure was a factor, but it's far more cost effective using the internet, TV advertising, and hands-on demos in company owned stores.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:18 PM   #47
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I will probably upgrade for a retina display. Everything else could be the same as the iPad 2.
It would be slow as hell if they slapped a retina display on an iPad 2. The A5 would really struggle.

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Retina Display + Siri.

Sold.
Why Siri? Its a gimmick. It's kinda ok on an iPhone as its small, and if you use a headset you dont have to put your mouth up to the phone, but on an iPad....what the heck's the point in that?

I know they will put it on either way but its hardly a major selling point The major selling point(s) would be Retina Display, A6 chip and with any luck a RAM upgrade to 1GB.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:19 PM   #48
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People have been saying they want a 15 to 27 inch iPad.
Yes. Countless people have asked for a 27 inch iPad.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 01:30 PM   #49
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The instant my bank allows me to design my bank card, this will be it.
My Desjardins Student Visa card allows me to do that, but I did not think of putting this on it. Next time I will for sure
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The slave workers at foxconn will be delighted to hear they are allowed to skip their new year holiday to make another idiotic capitalist deadline...
Yes, another capitalist deadline...
So they can meet customer wants, needs, and expectations,
So they can turn a profit and grow the capitalist company,
So they can pay government taxes,
So the government can get money to pay their workers,
So government workers can manage and control what everyone else
does without having to fill wants, needs or expectations.

So, who are the idiotic ones?
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