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Old Dec 23, 2011, 04:45 PM   #76
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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.
Why stop at 17? Make a 60" iPad and call it ONE MORE THING

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Old Dec 23, 2011, 04:46 PM   #77
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A Dear Glorious Dead Leader Memorial Birthday Edition.

Just when you don't think things can get any scarier, they get absolutely bat s___ crazy terrifying.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 04:54 PM   #78
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Based on the way the article reads it is exactly that .

I got a negative 1 vote for my last comment but i am not running Apple.

I know how companies work and if they can find a way to capitalize on something they most certainly will.

Do i personally think it is moral ? no honestly i dont .

Will i be surprised if they do and use Steve Jobs birthday as a way to push product ? no i wont be the least bit surprised.

I am speaking from they're perspective not my own personal one.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 05:02 PM   #79
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Don't worry about negative votes. If there's one forum in the world you'd expect to get those is on MacRumors.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 05:13 PM   #80
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All of this overblown Steve Jobs crap is out of control.

I look down upon people who hero worship a freakin CEO.

If anyone should be honored it's Johnny Ives and all of the engineers who developed the damn products.

Some people are just too fanatical about how much they like Mac stuff and need someone to focus their obsession on.

Calm down my fellow geeks.

H is not a god, not even a great man. Just a CEO
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 05:23 PM   #81
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the instant my bank allows me to design my bank card, this will be it.
Well, it would looks like this, but due to some restrictions, we can't put the SATMM..


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Old Dec 23, 2011, 05:25 PM   #82
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Limiting time off just to meet a deadline in memory of someone, charming.
I agree. The Luna New Year period is all about family being together and enjoying this one time of year where the extended family is home.

It would be like a Chinese company coming to the USA and saying we want to limit your time off at Thanksgiving / Christmas / New Year so we can meet a deadline.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 05:36 PM   #83
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A Dear Glorious Dead Leader Memorial Birthday Edition.

Just when you don't think things can get any scarier, they get absolutely bat s___ crazy terrifying.
It won't happen. While there are way too many Apple users who show signs of being members of a cult, the people in charge aren't stupid. They understand that starting to do things like this would seriously hurt the company.

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Old Dec 23, 2011, 05:41 PM   #84
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Hard to say. But it does get one excited.

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Everyone wants to do that.
Oh, I love it.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 06:24 PM   #85
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Even the date of Steve's death is magical. Just almost at the same day when iPhone 4S announced. You can't beat that kind of dedication.

Releasing iPad on Steve's birthday is an awesome tribute. But that would make Apple so predictable. Something I wouldn't like Apple to be.
Ooh it's February 24th .. there must be something Apple going to announce today.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 06:59 PM   #86
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All of this overblown Steve Jobs crap is out of control.

I look down upon people who hero worship a freakin CEO.
Agree - the whole idea of a product announcement on the birthday of the late turtlenecked overlord seems really tacky and exploitive.

I hope that the Tim realizes that people expect more class from Apple than to do something so crass.

Even worse, would be a yearly "Jobs Death Day" Apple sale on 5 October.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:06 PM   #87
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I hope we get better cameras

I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS

iPad would be great for taking inventory, pictures of student work right from their desktops, etc.

The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.

See what I mean?
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:17 PM   #88
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I will probably upgrade for a retina display. Everything else could be the same as the iPad 2.
I skipped the iPad 2 too give myself some time on the iPad and look forward to the iPad 3.

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I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS
I HOPE WE GET BETTER CAMERAS

iPad would be great for taking inventory, pictures of student work right from their desktops, etc.

The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.
The retina display wants better cameras to play with.

See what I mean?
Other than a better front-side camera and a slight bump on the back side I wouldn't expect the iPhone 4S camera for the iPad 3. People don't whip out their iPad to snap photos like they do a phone.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:18 PM   #89
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February 24th happens to be my birthday as well if anyone needs any gift ideas...
Mine, too. Pisces rock.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:19 PM   #90
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All of this overblown Steve Jobs crap is out of control.

I look down upon people who hero worship a freakin CEO.

If anyone should be honored it's Johnny Ives and all of the engineers who developed the damn products.

Some people are just too fanatical about how much they like Mac stuff and need someone to focus their obsession on.

Calm down my fellow geeks.

H is not a god, not even a great man. Just a CEO
He's not a god. He's an actual man who lived.

You get tired of people respecting this man's legacy less than 2 months after his passing and yet you think you're clever with Mr Gates as your handle?

Pathetic.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:22 PM   #91
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Asap!

I want the iPad 3 to come as soon as possible! This will be my first iPad so I'm rushing it! I just want the retina display, better camera and Siri...if the iPad 3 can have all this and come out in Feb, then i will be the happiest guy on earth
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:35 PM   #92
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LOL - "typo"

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Then again! TIM as you call him! (you seem to be on first name terms with the guy) could realize that Apple could make a fitting statement and give a sack load of money to cancer research! for a man that has won NUMEROUS awards! and has given soooo much too all of us! the overlord (your words) was allot more than a simple CEO and has done way more than most! maybe one day you yourself will amount to something and people will talk about you! ( NAAHH, not going to happen lets face it!) in the meantime maybe we should all live by the words (people in glass houses should not throw stones) and not feel the need to follow others like sheep to gain approval
Had to laugh when I saw "Last edited by z4n3; Today at 17:20. Reason: typo" at the bottom.

Why didn't you fix all of the errors?
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:43 PM   #93
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It's cheesier than a Spielberg movie! Apple cashing in on their dead founder's birthday to sell ipads - No matter how you try to justify it, that's how it's going to look.

Of course if it were to be released on his birthday I would be earlier than expected so that would be a bonus.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:47 PM   #94
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I don't care what the other specs are, if it has a retina display, it's mine day one! Period.

TAKE MY MONEY!
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:49 PM   #95
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lost faith

After the iPhone 5 that seemed almost a certainty with all the supposed great sources being cited... hard to believe any of this tripe anymore.

Also, who the heck wants to take photos with an iPad anyway? I've had an iPad2 for about 6 months now and have yet to make a single photo with it.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:51 PM   #96
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He's not a god. He's an actual man who lived.

You get tired of people respecting this man's legacy less than 2 months after his passing and yet you think you're clever with Mr Gates as your handle?

Pathetic.
Steve Jobs was a man.

But he did things that normal people could not (or did not think of).

Hence, people worshipped him as a god.

He's hardly the sole incidence of such a thing happening.

Also, Gates is presumably his actual name, and not a play on the founder of Microsoft.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:55 PM   #97
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He's not a god. He's an actual man who lived.

You get tired of people respecting this man's legacy less than 2 months after his passing and yet you think you're clever with Mr Gates as your handle?

Pathetic.
Pathetic???

Dude......My last name really IS Gates.

When I signed up YEARS ago I just figured ......"Might as well use my name" It IS a common name (Do you think there is only one?)


You want to know what is REALLY Pathetic ?! - Your reading comprehension. You missed the whole point of my post
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 08:03 PM   #98
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The word is DID YOU NOT and not "Didn't"

What are you jibbering about? Too much egg nog?
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 08:05 PM   #99
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Arbitrary deadlines make me nervous

I'm a big Apple fan, but when a product is pushed to be released by a certain date (Christmas shopping season, Independence day, Steve Jobs' birthday, etc.), I worry about corners being cut and QA lapses.

Every new revision of an Apple product comes out with annoying bugs. My 2011 17" MacBook Pro game with a missing lid magnet and a warped lid. I got a replacement, and this one had a slightly bad up arrow key and a bad light sensor. And this was just supposed to be an update to the internals. I didn't have the patience to wait for a while, because my 2007 model died right on time.

(Since I have AppleCare, I'm going to wait until I'm done with my degree this Spring before I get these minor problems repaired. I don't even care about the light sensor, the arrow key has to be pressed harder than normal SOMETIMES, and I use external keyboards most of the time anyhow. Still, when I pay $3000 for a system, I expect it to be perfect, but Apple couldn't manage to do that. What a shame.)
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 08:31 PM   #100
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I agree 100%. Prefer Apple products, but all the worship stuff is just pathetic.

Seems like he was a decent human being in some respects. And not so much so in other respects. He steered the company from near ruin back to being profitable again. Is this what qualifies for "sainthood" now?


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All of this overblown Steve Jobs crap is out of control.

I look down upon people who hero worship a freakin CEO.

If anyone should be honored it's Johnny Ives and all of the engineers who developed the damn products.

Some people are just too fanatical about how much they like Mac stuff and need someone to focus their obsession on.

Calm down my fellow geeks.

H is not a god, not even a great man. Just a CEO
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