New iPad like product

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Send72nj, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Send72nj macrumors newbie

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    Anyone think there will be a new iPad like product this year? Maybe a mash of an iPad meets MacBook air? Seems strange apple didn't up the storage of the ipad2.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    The new MacBook Air is the mash-up of the iPad and a MacBook Pro (Ultra Portable with instant on, plus full Mac OS X)

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  3. Halon X macrumors regular

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    Not quite.....
     
  4. goMac macrumors 603

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    That's certainly what Apple said...
     
  5. Send72nj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering if anyone thinks there is a reason apple didn't follow what they usually do and double, or at least increase the storage on the iPad?
     
  6. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Doubling the iPad's max storage to 128 gigs would involve using two 64 gig NAND chips. This is simply not feasible currently without eating into their usual profit margins. Maybe next year?
     
  7. Send72nj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could have upped it abit, I would have liked at least 80 gig?
     
  8. mikethebigo, Mar 25, 2011
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    mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    The memory chips only come in 8, 16, 32, and 64 gb sizes. And they like to pair equal sizes together. 80 is pretty much impossible.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    They don't increase the memory as often as you might think:

    Original iPhone 4/8GB (a 16GB modeled was released 8 months later)
    iPhone 3G - 16/32GB
    iPhone 3GS - 16/32GB
    iPhone 4 - 16/32GB

    iPod nano 1st - 2/4GB
    iPod nano 2nd - 2/4/8GB
    iPod nano 3rd - 4/8GB
    iPod nano 4th - 8/16GB
    iPod nano 5th - 8/16GB
    iPod nano 6th - 8/16GB

    iPad - 16/32/64GB
    iPad 2 - 16/32/64GB
     
  10. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    +1
     

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