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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:33 PM   #26
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... and most people would naturally use the cheapest SD cards they find, causing slow app startup times and stuttering HD video playback. And what would happen when the card fails? Besides, managing what to store in the card and what in the internal memory would be a hassle. There are many good reasons why there are no memory card slots.

Though I agree the price of storage is high, but it's more related to Apple's business model.
If they were to do that I think it would be somewhat integrated so that the SD card's additional space isn't used until the phone's built-in storage is all used up. Sure, some cheap cards could go bad but it's not like those things have super high failure rates or anything. When it comes down to it, Apple doesn't offer options like this because they make a killing off their $500+ tablets with a few USB sticks worth of storage space.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:36 PM   #27
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I think consumers are starting to question the value proposition of an iPad... Android tablets for 1/2 the price are starting to look very attractive.
There's no fully featured 10" Android tablet that's half the price of the iPad outside of the Nexus 10. Apple will never sell at cost either.

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Apple doesn't offer options like this because they make a killing off their $500+ tablets with a few USB sticks worth of storage space.
Google doesn't offer expandable memory in any of their Nexus products. Only the OEM'S do. Even Andy Rubin has said that expandable memory is too confusing for the consumer.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:39 PM   #28
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I bet it will cost

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:43 PM   #29
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This better settle in the current 64gb price point, because having yet another price hike for the sake of a measly flash chip would be pretty bad on Apples part.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:43 PM   #30
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A 128GB option would be a nice fit with iOS 7 giving us a desktop option along with more flexibility to open/run/store/ files much easier.
It's always been something I've been a bit jealous to see on Android phones and that's about it
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:47 PM   #31
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If they put USB slot, it will look great and more better functionality.

it will make more easier, having usb flashdisk or ext.hdd snap into the ipad, copying movie and music without itunes or having to stick with laptop or workstation.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:49 PM   #32
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this is long over due. memory has been getting cheaper.

Base model should be 32GB, then 64gb, and finally 128gb.

All for the same current price. Apps are larger and more content, this is in the interest of Apple.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:49 PM   #33
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This all has to do with Apple wanting to push up the average selling price of an iPad. Even if less than 10% of customers purchase a 128GB model, they'll increase the average device price by quite a bit.
I agree. The larger capacity means tremendous profit for Apple.

For the customer willing to pay an outrageous price, it only buys convenience.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:50 PM   #34
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This outta raise the stock price
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:51 PM   #35
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If they put USB slot, it will look great and more better functionality.

it will make more easier, having usb flashdisk or ext.hdd snap into the ipad, copying movie and music without itunes or having to stick with laptop or workstation.
That will never happen. A USB allows the user to choose. Apple is about locking users in.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:54 PM   #36
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I'm hoping they will finally kill off the iPad 2 and drop the 16GB iPad 4 into that price point. Then offer the 32/64/128 at the current prices. That will give them something to offer in the spring to keep the shareholders at bay until they roll out a redesigned iPad 5 and Retina iPad mini in the fall.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:02 PM   #37
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looks like it is going to be for the ipad line http://9to5mac.com/2013/01/27/apple-...128gb-version/
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:05 PM   #38
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A 128GB option would be a nice fit with iOS 7 giving us a desktop option along with more flexibility to open/run/store/ files much easier.
Exactly, what is a "desktop option" ?
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:06 PM   #39
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Or Apple could just put an inconspicuous MicroSD slot ... and we can add 64GB of storage for $50.00.




I think consumers are starting to question the value proposition of an iPad... Android tablets for 1/2 the price are starting to look very attractive.
yea, until they start downloading apps for their android tablet.

Looking through the google play store, the number of tablet apps available is mediocre at best.

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Exactly, what is a "desktop option" ?
I bet he was referring to the ridiculous monstrosity/failure known as windows 8
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:09 PM   #40
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I hope they'll get rid of 16 GB versions altogether not just add up one more option making it even more expensive. It's time to make the line up 32/64/128 with no changes in pricing.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:18 PM   #41
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I think Apple may be doing this to differentiate the Full Sized iPad from the iPad Mini.

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Exactly, what is a "desktop option" ?
OSX on a tablet

...Like that'll happen. If anything it's going to be iOS on a Mac.

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If they put USB slot, it will look great and more better functionality.

it will make more easier, having usb flashdisk or ext.hdd snap into the ipad, copying movie and music without itunes or having to stick with laptop or workstation.
You just answered your own question as to why Apple will NEVER do it

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This all has to do with Apple wanting to push up the average selling price of an iPad. Even if less than 10% of customers purchase a 128GB model, they'll increase the average device price by quite a bit.
Although adding another four iPad models (white & black 128GB models, 3G and WiFi 128GB models) would make stocking them all at physical stores ever-more difficult.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:23 PM   #42
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Although adding another four iPad models (white & black 128GB models, 3G and WiFi 128GB models) would make stocking them all at physical stores ever-more difficult.
Or Apple can also be "creative" by making the 128GB versions for sale as Apple Store exclusive items.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:25 PM   #43
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Or Apple can also be "creative" by making the 128GB versions for sale as Apple Store exclusive items.
Then you'd get some serious lines at the Apple store
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:32 PM   #44
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I'm hoping they will finally kill off the iPad 2 and drop the 16GB iPad 4 into that price point. Then offer the 32/64/128 at the current prices. That will give them something to offer in the spring to keep the shareholders at bay until they roll out a redesigned iPad 5 and Retina iPad mini in the fall.
Nope just add 100$ to tha current top price .
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:37 PM   #45
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There's no fully featured 10" Android tablet that's half the price of the iPad outside of the Nexus 10. Apple will never sell at cost either.

Google doesn't offer expandable memory in any of their Nexus products. Only the OEM'S do. Even Andy Rubin has said that expandable memory is too confusing for the consumer.
That's just an excuse to implement a decent file management UI.

Yes, the iPad still has the technical lead in many regards, but tablets like the Samsung Galaxy 2, Nexus 10, etc. are "good enough" for a lot of consumers. It satisfies the basic uses of a tablet: email, IM/skype, web, games.

I just don't think Apple's strategy of making things more expensive will pan out in the long run. But I guess we'll see.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:38 PM   #46
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yea, until they start downloading apps for their android tablet.

Looking through the google play store, the number of tablet apps available is mediocre at best


Not really, just installed android on a hp touchpad for my aunt and every app she (and my kids want as they go play there) wanted was avaiable for the tablet.

They all seemed fine by me.



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I bet he was referring to the ridiculous monstrosity/failure known as windows 8
Well seeing MS posted record profit numbers I dont think they care. They got higher profit margins then apple or google at the moment.


Oh and I have been using it for months, dont really know what all the whinig is about, its a very nice OS.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:39 PM   #47
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yea, until they start downloading apps for their android tablet.

Looking through the google play store, the number of tablet apps available is mediocre at best.
That's because most apps scale fine for a tablet... unlike iOS? There are some tablet optimized apps, but I hardly notice the difference (if any).

I just picked up a Transformer Infinity to replace my iPad ... Android is definitely not as polished as iOS, but on the other hand, the freedom of the OS is refreshing as well.

If only Apple will refresh iOS and open it up a little, then things would be perfect in Apple land.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:40 PM   #48
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No one CARES! UPDATE iOS already...Apple is so lazy its unbelievable.
WTF do you think Ive is doing...he's redoing it all to a new modern design.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:41 PM   #49
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Would be pleased with the news of 128GB, provided they delete the 16Gb model, and keep the three price tiers for 32/64/128GB the same as the current 16/32/64GB.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:41 PM   #50
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You just answered your own question as to why Apple will NEVER do it [COLOR="#808080"]
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That will never happen. A USB allows the user to choose. Apple is about locking users in.
I hope someday they will reach the point where they put aside their "Locking in customer" effort like they did with Bootcamp.
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