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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:55 AM   #76
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Yup, my interest has switched to the mini. I passed down my 1st gen iPad to the kids and got me a mini. I still haven't filled up a 16g iPad yet.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:56 AM   #77
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I think the chances of the iPad 5 starting with 32gb is slim. With cloud services now, the reliance to keep everything on your iPad locally has gone down. There will always be users that want everything to be is there which is fair especially when you consider the cost of data plans. However, most people are okay with 16gb. I personally will continue to get the 64gb model.

Heck, if I was Apple, I would keep four storage sizes for the next year or two before considering coming back to three sizes. Why? More cash!!!
I would agree with you if it weren't for providers raping us with the cost of data.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:57 AM   #78
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Do we really need 128GB iPhone, what are you doing with the 64gb? Or are you suggesting it for suggestion sake?
Here's my situation:

I love TV series, but hate watching them when they air, because I can't wait a week after one episode, they sometimes don't broadcast in correct order, I might not have time to watch the episodes at given times, I want to be my own director of programming.

Now, when on vacation I want to travel light, so I won't bring my iMac.
Instead I'd like to bring my iPhone, hook it up to an Apple TV and enjoy my shows...

Now... those 64GB quickly fill up with apps, photos and videos I take (especially on vacation, duh ^^) and so forth.
Leaves room for ~15GB of TV shows... Don't even bother putting something on there!

In fact, iPhone's capacity can't be big enough, same for the iPad, especially as they market it as computer. 128GB should be the starting capacity for any "computer". (Actually more than that, but I'll give them some leeway)

And I want the iTunes integration, yes, many mock iTunes, I love it. I like that it counts my plays and hence, watching a tv show is ever so convenient.
No more "at which episode did I stop? at which SEASON?" for me.

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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:58 AM   #79
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Oh...didnt realize we were even discussing JB or not.

Well, if unlimited SD-Storage selection via iFile and free Tethering of your bought-data, and zyphyr 1 finger swip up app switcher are not reasons enough to JB, I don'k know what are!!!
LOL!!
But you're missing the point. 90% of Consumers a)don't even know about jailbreaking and b)out of the 10% that do know, probably only 10% of them actually jb.

It's a very small percentage of Consumers...techies, really.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:58 AM   #80
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Now, apple, really ? Drop the 16GB, and shuffle the prices all down by 100 and then your going to look sensible,

Im lucky, i get my ipad mini wifi+3g 32gb for 69 , it comes with my mobile phone/tablet joint contract, if i had to actually BUY a device outright, id go for an android or surface, better price/performance ratio
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:00 AM   #81
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128gb = $799
256gb = $899
512gb = $999
1TB = $1099
2TB = $1199
4TB = $1299
8TB = $1399

Yea I think the 8tb would be nice.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:02 AM   #82
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8) many othe reasons that I'm to tired to think of right now.
Places with no cell or wifi access. Like most places outside your hotel when abroad, for example.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:02 AM   #83
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Why Apple? Why push a new high price instead of cutting current prices or just sitting on it till a model update?
Because Apple is in the business of making a profit. Cutting prices would reduce profit. Would you make such an offer to your boss? "I'll take on added responsibility for an increase in pay." Or, "I'll take a cut in pay until youi can find someone to replace me."
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:03 AM   #84
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128gb = $799
256gb = $899
512gb = $999
1TB = $1099
2TB = $1199
4TB = $1299
8TB = $1399

Yea I think the 8tb would be nice.
There isn't a 8tb flash drive yet, and you are assuming a doubling of space with only $100 increase, which I think isn't possible nor feasible.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:05 AM   #85
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There isn't a 8tb flash drive yet, and you are assuming a doubling of space with only $100 increase, which I think isn't possible nor feasible.
I think he was joking. but who wouldn't want an iPad server?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:05 AM   #86
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:07 AM   #87
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I think he was joking. but who wouldn't want an iPad server?
Hey I wouldn't mind it, server admin with ipad is already fun. As long as they develop an ethernet adapter for iPad connectors.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:07 AM   #88
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There isn't a 8tb flash drive yet, and you are assuming a doubling of space with only $100 increase, which I think isn't possible nor feasible.
The 100$ increase is illogical as you'll need to add additional memory chips instead of just changing the actual memory chip. But, it is possible with a system using RAID 0. I'm not aware of the actual maximum size of the memory chip used by the iPad... But, it would probably cost few K$
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:07 AM   #89
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128GB is nice but not for that price. Seems Apple is getting greedier now with their pricing (as if they weren't already). No plans to ditch my iPad 3 unless price comes down to a more reasonable level or hardware gets super updated soon.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:08 AM   #90
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But you're missing the point. 90% of Consumers a)don't even know about jailbreaking and b)out of the 10% that do know, probably only 10% of them actually jb.

It's a very small percentage of Consumers...techies, really.
true true....i do agree with everyon else here though, that it was pretty douchy to keep the 16 giger and increase the price by $100.....
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:10 AM   #91
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Lets pay as much as a full laptop for a device that does half of what the laptop does. Seems logical.
Apple's logic is a beautiful and yet oh so mysterious thing, isn't it?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:10 AM   #92
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There isn't a 8tb flash drive yet, and you are assuming a doubling of space with only $100 increase, which I think isn't possible nor feasible.
Yes, yes this is not realistic, just fun to think about.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:12 AM   #93
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Yes, yes this is not realistic, just fun to think about.
I can see it. But only if they create ethernet adapter for it.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:13 AM   #94
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I'd like to see a 128gb Touch , thats where I think the size is long overdue
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:17 AM   #95
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This is great news!
Pushes out the top end to a nice 128Gb.

Now I just need to sell my 32Gb iPad 2
They just need to make the 32GB the base 16 is not worth anything though, not enough space after the OS and standard apps, leaves you with 13.5 which is cheesy...
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:20 AM   #96
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Wow a 128 gb for $799 (interesting, the prices are listed in CND). I really hope that flash technology drop in price real soon
Why hope for a price drop in flash technology? Apply will still charge $100 more because they know some sheep will still overpay.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:27 AM   #97
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What are you people putting on your iPads that would require so much space? Now that I use iTunes Match for music, I have a hard time even filling up 16GB. I can see maybe 32GB if you want to store some movies but 128GB?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:33 AM   #98
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Because Apple is in the business of making a profit. Cutting prices would reduce profit. Would you make such an offer to your boss? "I'll take on added responsibility for an increase in pay." Or, "I'll take a cut in pay until youi can find someone to replace me."
Yes, but they also make profit from selling more of them. One can argue that they would make profit selling more iPads a a lower price.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:34 AM   #99
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I still can't find a use for a tablet from any manufacturer.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:35 AM   #100
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Tempted

Even though it is outreagousely overpriced I'm kind of tempted because I really want the retina, lte and upgraded camera. I doubt Apple will do anything earth shattering in the fall.
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