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Old Jul 7, 2012, 06:41 AM   #26
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While I'd never want to own a 7" tablet, this may be good for the people who think the ipad is too big. If they price it at $250, then it's a worthy competitor to the nexus 7
same with me, making ipad smaller makes no sense, its already small and if people remember ipad was made to compete against crappy netbooks, its much capable device than netbook and screen real estate is just perfect.

i also vote against smaller ipad, instead apple shud focus on improving ipod touch which is their king device for media consumption
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 06:42 AM   #27
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making ipad smaller would not be a good step as we need adequate amount of area for a good web experience and apple doesnt offer compromized products, a big screen ipad can make sense not shrinking it down even further.
When the iPad was released, it was basically a (great) web browser. Between Facebook and eBay, lots of popular websites have a native app now. Apps are usually much cleaner and would absolutely work on <8". Are there world-wide usage statistics for tablets? I wonder if browsing still ranks high. I only see Facebook, casual games and movies on the subway.

And this is even more anecdotal, but I wonder if there is a local bias towards bigger tablets in the American and European markets. I'm in Asia and many people have pointed out that the iPad is too big and heavy. I've never heard anyone in Europe say that.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 06:48 AM   #28
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Still isn't going to happen, and if it does Apple will only price themselves out of the market with it.
And I would also call BS on the idea of it being made on a different production line in a different country to the current iPad and iPhones etc!!
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 06:53 AM   #29
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I was reading an interesting article (I think it was a Smartmoney blog--saw it on Flipboard) that mentioned how a majority of iPad users (60%) leave the device at home. It's possible that this rumored device would be targeted at people who would be more inclined to have an 'on the go' tablet. Although, for me, my iPhone is about the only thing I want to be carrying unless I'm traveling somewhere.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:05 AM   #30
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i used a iPad for 2 years. i think i'm now moving on to jellybean.

i'm not going to jump through a million hoops anymore to do something basic in restricted iOS.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:14 AM   #31
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I can't wait - I want this as a dashboard mounted iOS device - for GPS etc. - it's perfect size for this.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:21 AM   #32
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I'm thinking if this is true then maybe we see one event announcing both the new smaller iPad and the new iPhone.

If production is supposedly ramping up in September for this device and iOs6 is going to be available this Fall, well, Sept 22nd marks the beginning of Fall, maybe we get a Sept announcment with a release in October.

Remember the article not to long ago, Apple is planning to have an "exciting September"?

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...ipad_mini.html

I'm thinking an event the week of 24-28 in Sept for the announcement, ya heard it here first folks! lol
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:29 AM   #33
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While I'd never want to own a 7" tablet, this may be good for the people who think the ipad is too big. If they price it at $250, then it's a worthy competitor to the nexus 7
So if the original iPad and all subsequent ones had been 7" you would never of bought one, and still not own one now?

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There's no way a company like Apple could pull something like this off. It will fail. Badly.
So if then original iPad and all later ones had been 7" devices then the whole iPad range of tablets would have been a massive fail for apple?
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:38 AM   #34
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I think there could be some truth in this. The market for e-books has taken off ( with Apple pushing text books) and maybe this model could serve that purpose (as a Kindle-like device), notwithstanding different screen technologies.

There is a potential gap in the line up and Apple may think they'd rather have some of that than let competitors take it. A £200 or similar price point gets easier to justify. I'd probably consider one for times when I don't want to take my MBA around with me.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:39 AM   #35
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Now look at the education market. $500 is too much to spend on a child or ask a parent to spring for. $250 isn't much more than we used to expect in terms of graphing calculators. They have smaller fingers, and are more comfortable working on small screens. This has to happen to capture the education market.
This.

I'd buy one for each of my daughters simply for the education factor. At that price point, it'd be a no brainer, for our needs anyway.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:44 AM   #36
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The device is real. But it's not a mini iPad. It's the new iPhone. Apple is going to trounce the Samsung Galaxy Note.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:50 AM   #37
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making ipad smaller would not be a good step as we need adequate amount of area for a good web experience...
I have a good web experience on my iPod touch, I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 07:51 AM   #38
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What's so unlikely about either?
Well we seem to get a lot of stories in bunches "leaked" out that Apple don't seem to care about as much as they used to, based on their "doubling down" on security statement it would seem unlikely that they wouldn't take action if true.

The iPhone 5 stretched samples have many basic design/styling errors that Jony Ive would not approve - look at the camera on the back of the iPhone 4/S, notice how the radius follows the corner radius, neat. Now look at the alleged iPhone 5, it's in the wrong place for that AND it's not even in the middle (vertically) of the band at the top of the phone. This is Far-East design - I know enough from working with them that those details don't matter much, to Apple they certainly do.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:12 AM   #39
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Don't we usually see references in iOS to a new device? I don't remember reading anywhere there was.

What of this is just a replacement to the iPod touch? A new redesigned, more powerful and larger touch?
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:27 AM   #40
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Anyone who keeps saying this isn't going to happen is deluding themselves.

I especially shake my head at those who scream with utter conviction "but it makes no sense!"

Meanwhile, it'll absolutely fly off the shelves both in consumer and education markets. And when I say fly, I mean outstrip iPad sales 4:1.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:33 AM   #41
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i used a iPad for 2 years. i think i'm now moving on to jellybean.

i'm not going to jump through a million hoops anymore to do something basic in restricted iOS.
You, sir, are in the VAST minority in your sentiment.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:37 AM   #42
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What's the point of a smaller iPad? You would truly be better off with th regular iPad size. It seems a little unnecessary to decrease the size of one of your products to compete with another company...
I have friends who switched over to the 7" tab as they found the ipad was too big to fit comfortably in their handbag. Not sure how big the market is, but I daresay there is definitely room for a smaller ipad.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:39 AM   #43
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Of course the mini iPad will happen. Why not? What I really need is an implementation of Xcode for iPad
It's the only thing stopping me from acquiring an iPad, as I already own an iPhone and a MBP. If Xcode for iPad ever became reality, I'd toss away my MBP in a millisec. Apple: let's litigate but let's also innovate.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:53 AM   #44
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So what now between iPhone and iPad? iPad mini? iPad nano? lol
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:53 AM   #45
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I was reading an interesting article (I think it was a Smartmoney blog--saw it on Flipboard) that mentioned how a majority of iPad users (60%) leave the device at home. It's possible that this rumored device would be targeted at people who would be more inclined to have an 'on the go' tablet.
This.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:54 AM   #46
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There will be NO iPad Mini.
Just stop posting fake info...
Apple is not a kind of company that pursues markets, it defines and creates markets.
iPad mini just doesn't make any sense.
After 2 years of posting "news" about it you should learn that it's not going to happen.
Get over it!
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 08:57 AM   #47
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This is what I have been holding out for...a smaller version of the current iPad. Probably will wait longer for a retina display though.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 09:06 AM   #48
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How many years has this rumor been going? Give up on it already.

"The new small ipad due out this year!"

"I know we said last year it was coming out but this year we're sure!"

"OK, OK. We know the last two years we said it was coming out but this is the year!"

Are these stories ran by the seventh day evangelists?
Sure but when's the last time WSJ and Bloomberg joined in? This thing is happening. I'd love to put $20 MacRumors bux down on it and bet you on it
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 09:07 AM   #49
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I don't see this happening, but if it happens so what, I still have my iPad (3rd Gen.), I still love the retina display and I still carry it to school and church, no big deal for me.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 09:09 AM   #50
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There will be NO iPad Mini.
Just stop posting fake info...
Apple is not a kind of company that pursues markets, it defines and creates markets.
iPad mini just doesn't make any sense.
After 2 years of posting "news" about it you should learn that it's not going to happen.
Get over it!
Don't look at it as Apple "pursuing" a market. Just simply look at it as being consistent with what they did to the iPod line (iPod nano) and the Mac line (MacBook Air). I believe the iPod nano and MacBook Air are the most successful products in each of their lines. Why wouldn't they do the same for the iPad?
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