iPad 6.1mm?

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  1. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    Not impressed.

    5mm and 1ms latency screen is what will impress me.
     
  2. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    Can't wait to see your press event where you show us the prototype you've developed.
     
  3. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously? 1.1mm really matters that much to you? That's a pretty laughable thing to whine about.

    My god, the people stuff complain about on this forum is hilarious
     
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  5. rotation macrumors member

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    I'm much more impressed by 5.56mm



    I mean what are we talking about?


    Google is still in 8mm world. 7mm is an "ultra thin" android tablet.


    oddly enough, i think 5.56mm might be just around the perfect thickness.
     
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    Bah I'm holding out for 1mm and 0s latency. Get to work you lazy Apple engineers!
     
  8. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

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    Samsung Tab S is at 6.6mm since earlier this year.

    Honestly, I don't know how anyone can tell the difference anymore.
     
  9. rotation macrumors member

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    Rulers?
     
  10. Piggie macrumors 604

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    I guess, just for numbers sake alone, 5mm may be seen as a magical number to reach.

    6.1, 5.8, 5.3

    None really have the ring, or real punch that 5.0mm would have.

    Perhaps this is a goal in the next few years?

    I know it does not matter, 1.1mm is nothing in reality, but perhaps its a sort of milestone in the marketing world, and it's good to have a goal to aim for.

    Now the screen is bonded, I suppose it really just needs a fair battery tech improvement and the iPad could get there.

    Perhaps the year after next?
     
  11. Cod3rror thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This one, this one understands.
     
  12. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Right at the thickness of 4 U.S. penny coins stacked... practically hamburger sized. :p
     
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    5mm iPad Air 2 with a 512MB A8M.

    I can see the tag line now: "Packs almost as much power as 2 years ago into a 5mm frame. Now with 3hr Battery.".

    We can only dream. </s>

    EDIT: Oh, and the other tag line: "Now with a screen that can refresh 30 times faster than you could ever notice!"
     
  15. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    LOL. 5.56mm gonna gun that 6.1mm down.
     
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  19. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Everyone needs a goal.

    Running, jumping, dieting etc etc.

    Apple will have goals set also.
    I'm sure Apple would of loved to have been able to SHOUT "6mm thick"

    They just had to swallow hard and accept that they could not quite manage it and decided to draw the line at 6.1mm

    You would never sit round a table and decide 6.1mm was the target to go for.

    Either the case was too weak, the battery was too thick, the electronics could not be fitted of the ports were the issue that made them compromise on the 6.1mm

    Again, none of this matters in reality.

    Could you ever tell, without a point of reference if it was 5.0mm or 6.1mm?
    Probably not.

    It's just a number to aim for, drive marketing, drive sales.

    Like anything in life, the nearer to get the harder it becomes.

    It's easy to lose a couple of stone when you weigh 20 stone.
    It's a hell of a lot harder to lose a could of stone if you are 8 stone.

    Tell you what will be interesting if someone wants to do it, and post it here:

    Can someone post up the percentage drop in thickness of every model of iPad compared to the model it replace. As percentage lost would be more impressive than the actual physical amount.

    So for example,

    iPad 2 was 35% thinner than iPad1
    iPad 3 was 12% thinner than iPad2

    I just made those numbers up, but would be interesting if someone did this accurately from the iPad1 to the iPad air2


    Thanks.
     

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