iPad 2 is ugly

Discussion in 'iPad' started by paulos1990, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. paulos1990 macrumors newbie

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    So I have seen a few pics of iPad 2 models now and am I the only one that thinks it's not as beautiful as the iPad 1?
    I just don't think the flat back is right, but I think the flat back works brilliant on the iPod touch (4th gen).

    But then again I have not felt it in hand yet so I will wait and see.

    I would like to know what all you out there think tho????? :apple::):apple:
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Well, since nobody here has seen an iPad 2 I'm not sure there's much to talk about. The models that you've seen are mostly just for general shape, they aren't anywhere near the finish and quality of an Apple product.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Can't judge something that hasn't been confirmed or released.
     
  4. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    It's just speculation what your seeing. There is no prototype as far as the public is concerned.
     
  5. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    I think a picture of what you're talking about would help your discussion. Without a picture, it's pointless really.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'm going to make an iPad2 case that looks like an original iPad.
     
  7. Stetrain, Jan 21, 2011
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    I think he's talking about the models like this one:

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    http://www.9to5mac.com/46335/another-physical-ipad-2-mockup-spotted-at-ces

    They showed up at CES, they're just placeholders by case manufacturers to show how their cases will look on the actual device. Even if they're based on real information from Apple's suppliers, they might not be indicative of the final design and definitely not of the final finish and build quality.

    These case manufacturers at best know general dimensions and locations where holes should be. They don't know what the various things will look like that they need to provide holes for, just that there need to be holes there.


    I really hope though that they keep the brushed/anodized aluminum finish, rather than the chrome finish they use on the iPod touch. It looks nice on the product page but it tends to scratch really easily. Hopefully they switch away from the chrome finish on the iPod as well in the future.
     
  8. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    I like the iPod chrome finish more. It does scratch, but I like scratches on the chrome. Especially compared to the brushed finish when scratched. What's apple going to do with that liquid metal they got?
     
  9. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    Until its released, its just rumors. It may be a fake. You really need thread for this?
     
  10. Synthion macrumors regular

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    I agree. Which is why I plan on being surprised at the keynote. Apple would never make anything so ugly.
     
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I would imagine that we'll eventually see some products with cases, it might be a few years though.
     
  12. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    I know we haven't seen any sort of prototype or finished product, but if what we have seen so far is accurate, I would have to favor the current ipad in design. It just looks.... Applish, if you know what I mean. These models that we are seeing lack a sense of finish and style that gen 1 has. And if those speaker slots do end up on the released product.... Thank god a case will be covering them.
     
  13. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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    I NEVER buy based on styling.

    If it delivers the functionality I require it's a keeper. Period.
     
  14. ilovemyibook macrumors 6502

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    You've never even seen the second iPad. Everything you've seen has been nothing made by Apple. They will make a beautiful iPad...trust and believe.
     
  15. fobfob macrumors 6502

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    Wait until it is released. It will look like this and everyone will love it. It's the Apple product cycle.
     
  16. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun?
     
  17. hleewell macrumors 6502a

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    If Apple settles on that design & texture finish, I would not be the only one who is disappointed. Hundreds of thousands of Apple buyers would be royally pissed. The original design is sleek & exclusive-looking, why not stick with that? Maybe they could add one of those nifty scratch-proof coating ala Motorola Defy for the 64GB or 128GB models? No more 3rd party LCD protectors, back cover scratch resistant protectors etc. I hate to put my i-devices in .."condoms."
     
  18. LaughingAtYou macrumors newbie

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    All you people saying that you'll be pissed or whatever, won't be pissed after sj states reasons as to why "this form factor"(unknown) > last gen form factor.

    And for those who say "I never buy products based on looks." Well apple will choose form if the parts(chipsets, etc.) that apple desires would lower profit margins. In other words, you're a minority.

    And no, I'm not an android fanboy or a microsoft fanboy or an apple fanboy. I'm just being realistic. Apple has been promoting new ways to "do" our everyday tasks even though our old ways aren't inadequate or inefficient. My 3 cents ^^

    Sent from my iPhone.
     
  19. EbolaMonkey macrumors member

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  20. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    ...was not ugly in 1998. :rolleyes:
     
  21. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    It hasn't been officially announced or released for that matter, so any pictures you are seeing are either highly subjective guesses and/or mock prototypes.
     
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  23. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a

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    Is not ugly today,not for me. Never was and never will be
     
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    To be really really honest, I don't care.
    At the moment I have my iPad in an Apple case as many do, so all I see is the black glass screen anyway.
    The case could even be made from Plastic and I'd not really care THAT MUCH.

    To me it's more about what it does than what the box that contains the electronics looks like. Which is why, to be totally honest, the iMac does nothing for me and I can't buy one, as I know it's the design that is crippling the hardware.

    For me, and I know others disagree, you make the electronics 1st to be the very best you can for the price, and then you fit them inside the nicest looking case you can.

    You don't decide on the case you want, and then wonder how you can cut down the hardware to be able to fit inside it and give you the look you want.

    When I use a Computer, or a Laptop or a Tablet, I''m looking at the screen and how well things on the screen look, quality wise, and how fast and smooth they move. To me this is, without question the 100% most important aspect of a computer type device, everything else comes second to this. Sure, it's a bonus if a piece of equipment looks nice to. But it's not my 1st priority.

    I was I selecting a haircut, a pair of shoes or a suit, or perhaps even to some extent a car, then looks would play a dominant or much more important role, but for me anyway, for a computing device it's all about the screen and what happens on the screen. Not if the back of the case, facing the wall, on my 27" monitor device is 1/2" thinner.
     

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