iPad 3 To Have Major Changes In Form Factor

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  1. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    Will the iPad 3 have a volume button or will it be removed to make it thineer?
     
  2. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    how much thickness would the volume button even take up? It's on the iPod touch, and I find that insanely thin (to the point of being difficult to use, at times)...
     
  3. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. And I would be bummed if they removed it and relegated volume to settings or the multi tasking tray unless the future iPad in question was *materially* thinner as a result.

    As of this moment, the volume switch is not something that is likely preventing the iPad from being thinner. Jeez Apple's own custom 30 pin connector is probably itself thicker if you include whatever is behind the opening.
     
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Well let me look at my iPad 3 and see what is on there!:confused:

    How much "thineer" could it be?
     
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    This topic suggests that the iPad 3 will have major changes. The rumours all point to the opposite.

    -1 internets for OP.
     
  6. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    Any thinner it would snap! I reckon it's perfect as is.
     
  7. JeffMorse macrumors regular

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    I don't think I want it any thinner either. At a certain point it becomes more difficult to carry around.
     
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    This true indeed and so will the hands of those making them. It will be thiner i'm certain.
     
  9. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I'll let you know once it is announced.
     
  10. applephanatic macrumors member

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    The iPad 3 will keep the volume rocker, the first generation iPod Touch had not rocker and it was annoying to use at times.
     
  11. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Whocaresit and Wasteland; made for each other.
     
  12. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502

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    The device needs to keep some of its physical features to retain its great look. IMO anyways.
     
  13. xraytech, Jan 18, 2012
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  14. ejisfun macrumors regular

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    I really hope the form factor doesn't change. The iPad 2 looks amazing how it does now. Plus, I don't want to have to go the first few months of owning my first iPad (I'm buying the 3 whenever it comes out) with bad cases from companies simply trying to push a case out. I've found several iPad 2 cases that I really like that I'll buy if it is indeed the same form factor.
     
  15. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    No volume button at all....one level all the time :rolleyes:
     
  16. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    If you think about it, you don't really need a volume control. If it's too loud, just stand further away.
     
  17. miamialley macrumors 68030

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  18. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    What's the question again? I couldn't hear you as my music was playing too loud and I couldn't find my volume button to turn it down :D
     
  19. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    The OP really needs to stop trolling, either that or he has a very poor grasp of expressing himself properly.

    I can't be the only one irritated when he posts a thread sounding like it has some new insight into Apple's next highly anticipated product, then proceeds to follow up with a lame musing/query of his own. :mad:
     
  20. Mouseinhat macrumors newbie

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    Harsh but fair, god help him/her if they ever need any help on this forum.
    Do they start threads like this just for the kick of seeing them on the front page?
    Get a life o.p.
     
  21. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    The OP is already "In Time-Out," why reopen a dying thread to say this?
     
  22. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    My crystal ball tells me that there will be no volume button, and SIRI will increase/lower the volume upon request.....:D


    For the OP... Please re-read your original post prior to posting. You are asking us about a tablet that has no information released as of today, so how the heck can anyone know about a volume button or anything that is official ???
     
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  24. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Impressed that with a single post the OP has gained 45 down votes.
     
  25. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Ha Ha!!!

    That's nothing.

    Check this thread...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1257905

    The OP got -365

    The OP has 5 posts to his name, all in that one thread.
     

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