Invites tommrow? Possibly

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  1. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    I just was looking and saw that last years March event invites went out the 10th of March. Then I looked and realized that tommrow is April 10th. I know the month is off but even so Apple could announce a event tommorow matching their previous date of the 10th. Yes its all anecadotal and I'm reading way to much into this but well someone's gotta be the crazy person staying up all night drawing connections bewtween things that have no connection :D:):apple:
     
  2. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    iPad line was just updated/streamline last month. The new iPad is flying off the shelves. There won't be another update at least til the fall
     
  3. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Proof of the new one flying off the shelves? Also this is a prime time to release new Pro models uncontested as the current iPad is, why wouldn't they take advantage of the opportunity.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    While the latest iPad was more of a "sidegrade" than an upgrade to the Air 2, I don't see why they would release new models just weeks after its launch. Why wouldn't they have unveiled them all at once? At this point, I'm thinking that summer is the soonest we'll see new iPads, but fall or even the holiday season is much more likely.
     
  5. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I mean they're in entirely diiffferent product categories now, has Apple ever updated the MacBook and MacBook Pro at the same event hmmm;)
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    You're kidding right? That was not an update, not even close. More of a downgrade. Apple had extra iPad Air casings lying around and saw a way to sell them for cheap. Flying off the shelves, I highly doubt it. The iPad Pros are due for an update, without a doubt.

    OP: We could see an invite tomorrow, but unlikely. I never bought into this 4/14 iPad release. I would say the week of the 17th or 24th are more likely and we could see invites mid-week.
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    Because anyone buying the new iPad is not interested in Pro features. Its just a very basic and very cheap iPad. It would not hurt their sales of the 'new' one at all. Completely different target audiences.
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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    The MacBook has only been upgraded once and the pro was upgraded at the event that the MacBook was revealed.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Uhh the MacBook has been around for years and years now and its usually upgraded every 1-2 years. Remember the White polycarbonate? Still a MacBook. This is just a new body style. No different than when the MBP got a new look several years back.

    Apple usually (not always, but usually) updates the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro together.
     
  9. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You and me share equal views, I agree a event will probably be announced mid/later this week I just thought that the 10th lining up was a funny coincidence. As for that "new" iPad its great for those wanting a basic iPad for the fundamental uses of a iPad, but come on Apple the Pro community wants its turn now.
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    For as long as I can remember the MacBook and Air line has been updated separately from the MacBook Pro, with the MacBook Pro in fall and Airs in Spring, although my memory could be scrambled
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes and no. There are years that we got all laptops at WWDC in June, then there are years where MacBook came in Spring, Airs in Summer and Pros in Fall. There really is not exact time frame. But for a while laptops were spring/summer and iMacs were late fall.
     
  11. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That makes since, I seem to remember that, I started paying attention to it all in 2010 but my memories of Apples events and timing is foggy pre 2012
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    They definitely had more predictable patterns back then. 2011 was a massive curveball moving iPhone from June to September.
     
  13. JPack macrumors 6502a

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    "Extra iPad Air casings lying around"

    Do people actually believe this?
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Um yes. They still sell the Air as refurbs, therefore they still have the components to make it. Hence the reason why the new iPad is literally an Air.

    Why else would they make the new iPad the same as the Air and not the Air 2 which was still in production and could have easily used that casing.
     
  15. JPack macrumors 6502a

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    Apple uses just in time manufacturing. Furthermore, Apple's procurement teams wouldn't be silly enough to buy millions of dollars of shells sitting in a warehouse for no reason. Apple's suppliers like Catcher Technology supply the iPad chassis on an as needed basis. This tightly linked supply chain is one of the reasons why iPhone and iPad production will never move to the U.S.

    Even if we ignore the above, the iPad (2017) chassis has different volume button, speaker, and microphone cutouts from the iPad Air. Not to mention the iPad (2017) comes in gold color which was never available on the iPad Air.

    No, neither Apple nor their suppliers keep extra iPad casings around.
     
  16. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Fine, I will concede to your point, but up until your last sentence. Because Apple is still making and selling Air refurbs, there must be extra iPad air casings lying around. Otherwise they wouldn't still be selling refurbs, they would only be making refurbs for replacement AppleCare iPads. They typically stop selling refurbs once the 'well' of supplies have dried up. Especially considering how old the Air is now.
     
  17. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 68000

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    BTW if invites don't come tommorow ill still be here unlike that other poster that never responded after claiming April 14th launch
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Its Very similar to the iPhone SE casing that was reintroduced similarly to the 5s. The Air One casing is likely is in similar fashion to how the new iPad 9.7 is now. I do understand their differences in cutouts and in color variations, but the molds were likely the same. In Order for Apple to obtain the price point of the 9.7 inch iPad, it certainly isn't a casing as thin as the Pro.
     
  19. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

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    Even if they use "just in time manufacturing", the mold and process to retrain for a new product is the most expensive and time consuming cost. They essentially used the same mold and schematics that the factories were already trained to assemble, albeit some updated parts, to keep cost down and sell it at a high margin/low price.
     
  20. DNichter macrumors 68040

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    I certainly don't think a silent upgrade / press release for old iPad hardware repackaged and sold for cheap means that there won't be an update to the Pro line. I still expect something in the spring/summer time frame. They need to push iPad/iOS like they did for Mac/OS X in the past. This is how they gain steam.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Would make no sense to do an event after they just announced the iPad. if anything they would of done it together if something was close.

    october is more likely imo
     
  22. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502

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    Come on, Apple! We dont care if an iPad event makes sense or not, we are ready to buy!
     
  23. eeqlaehuje macrumors newbie

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    I think they're going to update the 12.9" pro on WWDC. I dont expect a new chip, maybe A10, but that's a maybe. I'm confident they're gonna include true tone and upgrade the camera or whatever
     
  24. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    There will be no event now until WWDC which is likely to be a software only event, so the next product event will be September with new iPhone 7S and iPhone 8, we could also see iPad's, after that we are likely to see a October event for Mac's probably an updated iMac.
     
  25. eeqlaehuje macrumors newbie

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    I disagree. That's too much hardware to be released in a 2 months period. Something has to be unveiled on WWDC. Not prior though
     

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