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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:50 AM   #276
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I thought this form-factor wouldn't work on a large iPad. I thought the reasoning for the larger bezel was so you had somewhere to put your thumbs. Wasn't this something that Apple identified as a shortcoming of the competitors tablets?They all had thin bezels and it made them awkward to hold/use. Does that not matter anymore? Can the iPad mini touchscreen distinguish the difference between a touch and a resting palm/thumb?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:53 AM   #277
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gonna need some other reason to upgrade; ipad3 does everything perfectly

honestly thinking about going android with it's higher res screen (2560x1600)
There is no point to a higher res screen when the lion's share of apps are designed for a phone.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:54 AM   #278
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Lettering?

It may have been mentioned before, but the lettering on the purported iPad 5 is incomplete and looks as if it has been retouched or something. Non?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:05 AM   #279
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What about scratching? Several iPhone 5 owners that I know REALLY hate how beat up their phones look. Does the mini suffer from the same thing? And would this?

I just picked up a White iPad (4th Gen) recently, and I like back / edges. Doesn't feel too heavy, and i think the bezels are great actually. I'd really have to be convinced that this new design is superior (for other reasons besides weight or specs).
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:08 AM   #280
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I wonder what it will weigh?

Before I bought an iPad mini, I compared its weight with the full size iPad (about half!) and that is what sold me on the mini.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:12 AM   #281
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If it comes out looking like a larger iPad mini, I'm not sure how that's even a remotely out-there guess. Seems to make perfect sense, really.
Shh, dont mock his obvious genius!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:15 AM   #282
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What about scratching? Several iPhone 5 owners that I know REALLY hate how beat up their phones look. Does the mini suffer from the same thing? And would this?

I just picked up a White iPad (4th Gen) recently, and I like back / edges. Doesn't feel too heavy, and i think the bezels are great actually. I'd really have to be convinced that this new design is superior (for other reasons besides weight or specs).
The pointed edges on the previous iPad were the one thing I hated about it. The other area for major improvement is the weight. Looks like the next design will address both these things, so I'm happy. I'll probably get a white one so it doesn't show scuffs and scratches so much.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:24 AM   #283
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It may have been mentioned before, but the lettering on the purported iPad 5 is incomplete and looks as if it has been retouched or something. Non?
I noticed that as well. I suppose it's possible that it's real but they used Photoshop to remove the serial number etc to hide where it came from.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:35 AM   #284
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:38 AM   #285
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I thought this form-factor wouldn't work on a large iPad. I thought the reasoning for the larger bezel was so you had somewhere to put your thumbs. Wasn't this something that Apple identified as a shortcoming of the competitors tablets?They all had thin bezels and it made them awkward to hold/use. Does that not matter anymore? Can the iPad mini touchscreen distinguish the difference between a touch and a resting palm/thumb?
Which competitor larger tablets have thin bezels?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:41 AM   #286
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"virtually no left or right bezels"? How would you hold a 10 inch screen then? You stop holding it, you place it on a desk when you need to use it and we made it so thin that you cannot find it.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:44 AM   #287
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This.

If this comes in March, big IF. It'll still have A6X.

But with a smaller case, they've had to have made some major new evolution of battery technology... or we'll be looking at a 6-8hr battery life iPad, and Apple's not going to make that sacrifice.
Or they have significantly improved the A6X power consumption, or maybe even a bit of both.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:45 AM   #288
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Can't wait will buy on launch hopefully spring!! Fingers crossed
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:33 AM   #289
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Wasn't this something that Apple identified as a shortcoming of the competitors tablets?
Hah. I forgot about this. It was from Job's last keynote wasn't it? In reality, I find my thumb is often a good half inch into the screen on my iPad 4 when holding it by the smart cover, just to stop the magnet pulling off and the damn thing shattering to little pieces on the floor...

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:33 AM   #290
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I'm a super heavy user obviously (note my signature...) but I skipped the iPad 4 as a good but not overly compelling upgrade from my 3. This 5 mockup however is definitely my next purchase. 128GB black for me please...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:35 AM   #291
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this will now kill ipad mini.. go figure.. I am in for one in march
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:39 AM   #292
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this will now kill ipad mini.. go figure.. I am in for one in march

Lol I am not sure it will kill but I know what you mean. I was def going with a new mini but now that they have the reg in a smaller form factor it is going to be a harder choice.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:49 AM   #293
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thinner bezels? yes please!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:50 AM   #294
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I'll finally get a white iPad now that it wont have the inconsistent black pieces on the back.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:01 AM   #295
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Reducing the size of the enclosure is almost entirely made possible by vast reductions in CPU power usage and much lower power displays.

Therefore the chin/frame on the first couple of generations were required almost entirely because of same.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:25 AM   #296
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lol... people really call it that ?

Thinner is lightweight..... but then you also have more heat problems...

Its like a bloody scale..... Gold, or no gold.

Apple people prefer to be rich.
I got a chance to look at the new iMac, the 21.5" model. It was in a Best Buy store. When I put my hand on the back of the screen, it felt extremely cool. I could not find one spot on the back where it felt hot. Maybe this is not the case when using graphic intensive programs. My 27" iMac get hot all the time, except when it is sleeping.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:30 AM   #297
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How much more different do you want it to be? I don't see where they can take this design any further and keep it functional for most people.

Although I'd love to see a bezel-less iPad (I hold mine like a painter's palette most of the time, negating the bezels), I can see the necessity for the top and bottom bezels for the camera and home button.

The form factor is basically mature at this point; however this is a significant change in design for the full size iPad, despite the fact we've seen it in the iPad mini. Is that what you meant?
at this point...speed is useless. ipad needs to be more useful rather than being a toy. Thin and small isn't cutting it...except those who have weak arms.
I expected apple to be more honest about themselves and start thinking about how to make ipad more effective. Why can't ipad be ipad with phone capability or something ..i don't know.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:32 AM   #298
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So my old accessories (case, keyboard case, etc.) won't work with the new iPad?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:34 AM   #299
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Maybe because it's not as big an issue as some might have you believe.
It's not an issue to me but look around the threads and there's many complaining about it
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:35 AM   #300
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Wow!!

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I like the use of masking tape
Yes, it is true folks. The next generation iPad will be held together by masking tape, instead of adhesive glue, to save on cost and weight.

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