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Old Mar 13, 2012, 12:59 PM   #26
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Bit big for a touch replacement. You're not jogging with one of those on your arm.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 12:59 PM   #27
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"Hold off on buying our 7" tablet, because Apple's got one coming soon." - Samsung
Samsung has little to worry. They sell 7.7" tablet with SAMOLED panel. Apple tablets are not going to get this tech so they will be inferior anyways.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 12:59 PM   #28
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As a develolper I hope not, unless they maintain the 1024x768 resolution it is going to cause fragmentation in UI requirements. As a user I really don't care, I don't see myself wanting smaller than 9.7", it is the perfect size IMO.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 12:59 PM   #29
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Something that size might sell well to some, but I don't think it would be in Apple's best interest. At least at that size, it's actually usable as a tablet (unlike some devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note which combine the worst features of a phone and a tablet; the importability of a tablet without the screen of a tablet).
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:00 PM   #30
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I'm holding out for the iPhone mini.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:00 PM   #31
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Inferior? Jog on kitty!
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:00 PM   #32
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If they did a smaller version there would be too fine line between iphone and ipad. Not good.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:00 PM   #33
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Personally I think Apple should do it. I feel that, for adults, the current size is perfect -- however, for kids, the size would be better for smaller hands.
I think a tablet the size of a Fire or Playbook yet with all the power and app support of the iPad would be a pretty nice device. And that size is coat-pocketable, unlike the iPad which I will have to carry around in a bag of some sort. I'd be interested. Except I ordered an iPad 3 the new iPad already.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:02 PM   #34
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I love anonymous Samsung executives.
They are as reliable as those butt-raping extraterrestrials or Bigfoot.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:03 PM   #35
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Big Foot uses Android. Big hands use iPad.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:04 PM   #36
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I'd be interested in what Apple can do. They don't make garbage, so if they actually released an 8" iPad, I bet it would be worth while. And it would be a whole lot better than any other 7/8" tablet.

But I like the 9.7" iPad just fine. It's the perfect mobile computer that does 90% of what I need to do on a computer.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:05 PM   #37
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I want a bigger tablet: say 15"

It is a nitch use and will still keep the current form factor, but one can dream.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:05 PM   #38
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As a develolper I hope not, unless they maintain the 1024x768 resolution it is going to cause fragmentation in UI requirements. As a user I really don't care, I don't see myself wanting smaller than 9.7", it is the perfect size IMO.
As a developer you should figure things out how to deal with different resolutions.

Like the rest of the computer world's developers are doing just fine.

Why it will fragmentate your applications if the aspect ratio is slightly different? It cannot be that difficult, come on.

The 4:3 aspect ratio sucks with movies. Dont you agree?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:05 PM   #39
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Samsung are probably trolling.

Apple wouldn't make a smaller iPad. Otherwise it will fall into the "not a phone, not a tablet, well what the **** is it then" category that the Galaxy Note is currently dominating.

After the ******** adverts and the ******** lawsuits from Samsung why should we trust this steamy mess oozing from this executives mouth?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:07 PM   #40
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This claim helps to explain why Apple renamed the product line to just 'iPad' rather than continuing the trend of numbers. By keeping it to just the name, they could add a 'mini/nano' on the end rather than the more questionable sounding iPad 3 Mini
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:07 PM   #41
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The size is unlikely, and OLED is just not Apple. They've actually spoken against it I believe.

As for "iPad mini" - Am I the only one who hates this as a name? Even if Apple do release a smaller iPad?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:07 PM   #42
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If they did a smaller version there would be too fine line between iphone and ipad. Not good.
More freedom of choice, not good? wtf
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:07 PM   #43
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As a develolper I hope not, unless they maintain the 1024x768 resolution it is going to cause fragmentation in UI requirements. As a user I really don't care, I don't see myself wanting smaller than 9.7", it is the perfect size IMO.
Apple could release a tablet with that display resolution for $299 to compete with the Kindle Fire. Just not sure that Apple would want to release a new product with downgraded specs, and how it would affect iPod Touch sales (not so worried about the iPhone because it is, after all, a phone).
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:08 PM   #44
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Smaller iPad, or remote for new Apple TV?
Both? They realized the iPod Touch was too small and a normal iPad would be cost prohibitive? And once they're making it for a remote, why not sell it separately for those who have been asking for it. After all making more of them will reduce the per unit cost for them.

Also, imagine buying a second remote so 2 people can scroll through listings separately then deciding together what to what.
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"Anonymous Samsung Executive"

This should probably be posted on MacFUD.com instead.
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Samsung has little to worry. They sell 7.7" tablet with SAMOLED panel. Apple tablets are not going to get this tech so they will be inferior anyways.
And this is based on what evidence?
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Samsung has little to worry. They sell 7.7" tablet with SAMOLED panel. Apple tablets are not going to get this tech so they will be inferior anyways.
And this is based on what evidence?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:12 PM   #48
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Does this make Samsung's lawsuit against Apple "cutting off your nose to spite your face"?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 01:13 PM   #49
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Sure Samsung, I'll believe it when I see it.
Sure The Korea Times, I'll believe you talked to a Samsung executive. Pics or it didn't happen.
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I gotta ask. WHY ARE YOU HERE?

Literally EVERY post you make is anti Apple, anti Steve Jobs, anti everything Apple does and produces.

You have such hate towards Apple the 'communist, no choice, horrible company' you make them out to be, and you're here heckling about it everyday
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