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iPad 3 To Have Major Changes In Form Factor

whocaresit

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Jul 18, 2010
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Will the iPad 3 have a volume button or will it be removed to make it thineer?
 

jeremyshaw

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Oct 29, 2011
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Will the iPad 3 have a volume button or will it be removed to make it thineer?

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)...
 
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anthonymoody

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Aug 8, 2002
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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)...

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.
 
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JeffMorse

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May 12, 2010
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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.
 
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Michaelgtrusa

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Oct 13, 2008
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This true indeed and so will the hands of those making them. It will be thiner i'm certain.
 
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wickerman1893

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Dec 16, 2008
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The device needs to keep some of its physical features to retain its great look. IMO anyways.
 
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ejisfun

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Jan 7, 2011
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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.
 
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psonice

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Jul 22, 2005
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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.
 
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Futhark

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Jun 12, 2011
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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
 
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Abazigal

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Jul 18, 2011
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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:
 
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SR45

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Aug 17, 2011
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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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