Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:21 PM   #101
Aidan5806
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterKeeks View Post
I am glad that they are shifting design directions, if only with their iOS devices. Aluminum is getting tiresome.
They're actually moving more towards aluminum........The iPod touch now uses aluminum as a primary component, so does the iPhone 5, and the iPad mini.
__________________
Aidan Maycock: Future CEO of Apple, inc.
Aidan5806 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:22 PM   #102
Mr. Gates
macrumors 68020
 
Mr. Gates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
Less bezel please !
__________________
This is a RUMOR site For speculation and discussion.Not a Fan-Club. Just because we are interested in Apple rumors it doesn't mean we should be frothing at the mouth with Apple rabid comments.
Mr. Gates is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:23 PM   #103
bdub786
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
The problem with increasing the frequency of updates is it forces Apple to restrict new features to new devices to twist your arm into upgrading. Remember when the iPhone 4S got Siri and iPhone 5 got 3D maps; they weren't backwards compatible.

However, I think this is simply to correct their misstep on iPad 4th gen. They released a marginally better iPad so they could have a common connector across their flagship devices. The next iPad will probably bring Apple back to a near annual cycle.
bdub786 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:31 PM   #104
e-coli
macrumors 68000
 
e-coli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Personally I think the new iPad will sport an elongated aspect ratio screen like the iPhone 5. Just one man's opinion.
e-coli is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:31 PM   #105
ob81
macrumors 65816
 
ob81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia Beach
Send a message via AIM to ob81 Send a message via MSN to ob81
This is why I buy the products that I am 100% satisfied with and stick with them. The writing was on the wall. Apple changed a lot from when I bought my first Powerbook. You can't blame them. It is always about the money. Steve Jobs actually stopped a lot of this. It was always the board that wanted to grab as much money as possible.
__________________
MBA 13" | iPhone 5 | iPad mini |
www.twitter.com/ob81
ob81 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:34 PM   #106
spb3
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
if thinner means less battery life please no.
spb3 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:34 PM   #107
firewood
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Silicon Valley
Quote:
Originally Posted by iFanboy View Post
I think the message from Apple to Consumers is clear:-

"Stop expecting to have the latest model for a pre-determined amount of time before we release a newer model"
"Because we plan on surpassing our own products before the competition can one up us."

Samsung. et.al., ain't gonna wait no full year....
firewood is online now   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:38 PM   #108
kas23
macrumors 603
 
kas23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Wow, when there's smoke, there's fire. We may actually see new iPads mid-next year. Who would have thought?
kas23 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:39 PM   #109
DaveN
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2010
I like both sizes

I bought an original iPad for my wife's birthday years ago and now just bought a mini for myself. At 51, I do prefer the larger screen but also like holding the mini in one hand. The reason I bought the mini is that I wanted a portable device for my pickup when camping (gps, etc.)

Basically, I'm a happy camper. I won't buy every iteration of any product. I buy what I have a use for. Nothing more. So far Apple has provided products that suit my wants.
DaveN is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:44 PM   #110
krravi
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Gates View Post
Less bezel please !
And how are you going to hold the iPad? You mean the iPad Mini trickery?
__________________
Lots of Apple,Sony and other gadgets.
krravi is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:45 PM   #111
CausticPuppy
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinasn View Post
Thinner and lighter?! I thought it was going to be thicker and heavier!
Kinda like..... the 3rd gen iPad?
__________________
2011 Mac Mini Server, 16 GB RAM, 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, 500GB HDD + 3TB NAS
Haswell rMBP 13" - i7/512GB
Mac Mini 1.83GHz Core2Duo, 3GB RAM, 60GB SSD
iPad Air/iPhone5S
CausticPuppy is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:45 PM   #112
kas23
macrumors 603
 
kas23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by gadget123 View Post
Ipad 3/4 is noticeably heavier. It's being embarrassed by thinner and lighter tablets including Mini and Ipad 2 and Kindle.
True. And the same (albeit in terms of screen resolution) can be also said in support of the rumors that a Retina Mini is coming soon too.
kas23 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:46 PM   #113
iBreatheApple
macrumors 68020
 
iBreatheApple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
I fully understand that I can't expect my products to be the latest and greatest forever but COME ON. I really wish they were on a two year cycle with a major upgrade each cycle.
__________________
Steven Jobs was nothing less than brilliant. His vision to change the world was genuinely inspiring.
iBreatheApple is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:50 PM   #114
irDigital0l
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by iBreatheApple View Post
I fully understand that I can't expect my products to be the latest and greatest forever but COME ON. I really wish they were on a two year cycle with a major upgrade each cycle.
Good thing your not the CEO of Apple.

Lol even if Apple has billions, it'll still out business of it released a new update every 2 years.

But here's a way you can make sure you get the newest for cheap. Don't upgrade every year.
irDigital0l is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:50 PM   #115
mabhatter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by viperGTS View Post
This is getting ridiculous...
Why? Samsung comes out with a new Galaxy variation every 3 months it seems. Dell releases new PCs all the time... Every 3 months when Intel is on a roll so fast they don't bother to name them any more.

Apple is at an all-time slowdown across the board for cranking out minor revisions... Most products are running 9-11 month cycles.
mabhatter is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:51 PM   #116
RedCroissant
macrumors 68000
 
RedCroissant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Flooding

I personally don't care if they release a new iPad mini so soon after the first generation because it's perfect for my uses.

I think if they do release a new one, then it's Apple's way of flooding the market with the products. It makes sense to me, first sell the basic product to those that are either fanboys or early adopters that understand its limitations, and then come out with a more advanced version to appease those that wanted it in the first place.

It's a,so a way to please the ones that want different sizes of their products. I have an iPhone 4S and an iPad mini and am very happy with both. Seem pele however want the retina iPad and the iPhone 5; great. Now everyone is happy.
__________________
Welcome to the Grid, Program.

27" iMac, 3.2GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 3TB HDD; 32GB iPad 1 WiFi+3G; 30GB iPod Video 5G
RedCroissant is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:52 PM   #117
2IS
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wicked1 View Post
I can see getting a head in technology but now they are pushing these things out too fast, like if you buy a new one today, tomorrow it will be obsolete
Don't worry, this is Apple, who rarely release a "new" product that has enough features to make the previous one obsolete.
2IS is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:54 PM   #118
Yamcha
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
That is insane. The 4th generation iPad was released on Nov 2012, another refresh in March?

Thats far too early, I would much rather Apple work hard at releasing a much better tablet yearly, rather then make incremental changes every 6 months..
__________________
iMac 27" | Intel Core i5 3.2GHz | 8GB Memory | 1TB Hard Drive | GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB | OSX Mavericks 10.9.1 | Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Yamcha is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:56 PM   #119
bflowers
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by campingsk8er View Post
this is just getting out of control...
Why? No one said you had to buy a new phone or tablet every year. Android devices get released every month or so by the different manufacturers. If Apple were to move to a semiannual release, they wouldn't fall behind on hardware specs, which is one area the Android fanboys (and anti-Apple marketing ie Samsung) attack Apple.

Are you one of those people that upgrades your phone every year, or do you upgrade every other, when your contract is up? Most iPhone users skip generations, so just do the same the the iPad.
bflowers is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:56 PM   #120
macfacts
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by antster94 View Post
No, just no.
Are you saying that as a iPad/tablet user or as a Apple share holder?
macfacts is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:04 PM   #121
UmbraDiaboli
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Greed.
UmbraDiaboli is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:11 PM   #122
Radio
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central California
Quote:
Originally Posted by procrastinasn View Post
Thinner and lighter?! I thought it was going to be thicker and heavier!
That was the iPad 2 to iPad 3
Radio is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:11 PM   #123
JS82712
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
apple should fix their software first.
JS82712 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:14 PM   #124
Radio
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central California
Quote:
Originally Posted by bflowers View Post
Why? No one said you had to buy a new phone or tablet every year. Android devices get released every month or so by the different manufacturers. If Apple were to move to a semiannual release, they wouldn't fall behind on hardware specs, which is one area the Android fanboys (and anti-Apple marketing ie Samsung) attack Apple.

Are you one of those people that upgrades your phone every year, or do you upgrade every other, when your contract is up? Most iPhone users skip generations, so just do the same the the iPad.
Cry babies
Radio is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:15 PM   #125
cheezeit
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
mmm bigger ipad mini with ipad 4 specs yes please
cheezeit is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Tags
ipad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad: The new iPad Air. Thinner, lighter? ron7624 iPad 30 Mar 5, 2014 03:35 AM
Apple to Release Thinner Fifth-Generation iPad and Retina iPad Mini in Last Three Months of 2013 MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 190 Sep 25, 2013 06:00 PM
Good time to get the iPod Touch 5th Generation? (March/April 2013). TheHernanFR iPod touch 31 Apr 17, 2013 10:19 PM
Apple's iPad Mini: Thinner, Lighter and Narrower MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 409 Aug 20, 2012 01:27 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC