Is anyone else really bothered by the black strip on the 3G?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Doju, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    I know, I know, it's incredibly superficial. But on such a clean Apple design it's such a sore thumb. Argh. :(

    I want the 3G, I'm almost positive. If I said no to the 3G, and lost out on internet everywhere if I needed it once, for just $130, due to a simple black strip I'd feel like a fool…

    But… argh. What do you guys think of the black bar? Help. :(

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Regnad macrumors newbie

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    I got the non-3G mostly due to impatience but having no black strip definitely is a plus.
     
  3. MattWylde macrumors regular

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    I could care less about the black strip. Mine is going into a case.
     
  4. gwynne macrumors 68000

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  6. skestes macrumors member

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    Basic Electronics

    Anyone really bothered by it needs to take a course in basic electronics.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It would have been nice if they had used titanium so there was the same clean design. Am I really bothered. Nope!
     
  8. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Not even kidding that's one of the reasons I didn't get it, lol.
     
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  10. kyleaa macrumors regular

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    I understand the need for it and will buy one anyways, but man is it ever ugly.
     
  11. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    +1 but I couldn't care less.
     
  12. JasonH macrumors member

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    You guys realize if they made it all metal/aluminum like the wifi model it would significantly reduce the 3G signal? Then you would all be complaining about reception issues...
     
  13. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Yup :rolleyes:.
    Then I would suggest they use a rubberized sleep/wake button and shove the antennas under it instead.
     
  14. colourtheatre macrumors regular

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    i would umm.. think of it as a birth mark? :S or spray paint it with the same coloUr (yes, i know. i'm in australia you see) as the rest of the device? and claim it as a limited edition iPad?
     
  15. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the black bar had no bearing on my decision, but as you say, not having it is definitely a bonus. It's no surprise the Wi-Fi only model is what's used in all the pics.
     
  16. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, I definitely understand the need for it, but that hardly helps what it looks like.

    *shrugs* Must buy anyway. Pic in updated OP.
     
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  18. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah its ugly but they need it i guess.
    Why not put it on the bottom or have it go all the way across.
     
  19. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    --OT--
    Depends which side of the pond you're on. Obviously the British way makes more sense taken logically, but its a bit more complicated than that (google it, quite interesting).
     
  20. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    I don't know why you would think it needs a logic discussion.

    If you care less than you care now, there's room to go down.

    If you can not care less than you care now, there is nothing lower.

    [​IMG]

    Hey, look! First hit on google :) Pretty straightforward.
     
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  22. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I would rather have a black strip... than an antenna sitting inside of a Faraday cage.

    /Jim
     
  23. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    You missed the point...I don't need it explaining to me, I know perfectly well why "could care less" doesn't make a lot of sense logically or grammatically. It's an idiomatic corruption of the original saying, some would say down to laziness, but that's not necessarily the case (I did read an interesting article on the origins of the corrupted version but I can't find the original link).
     
  24. iRance macrumors regular

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    Why? it looks badass.
     
  25. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought about it for a while but having the 3G without the need of a contract made it worth it..and the wait too.
     

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