New iPad Models Spotted in Device Logs

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  1. Paul Dawkins Suspended

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    Should be one small, medium and big. Pick your storage. everything else is the same. Oh wait it's not.
     
  2. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    People have always been able to do work on the iPad. It really boils down to how much effort you are willing to invest in making it work (no different from any other device or platform).
     
  3. TurboPGT! macrumors 68000

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    Uh, no. It doesn't change anything about the 12.9" Pro, or the fact that a 9.7" will still exist.

    Except this is exactly what Apple is planning to do with the next gen iPhone and they have great desire and great need to evolve their most popular entry in the iPad lineup at this time. It is without argument that Apple needs a major technology bump in the iPad department to reinvigorate interest. A larger, nearly edge to edge display, possibly with a Touch Bar section replacing the physical Home Button, all inside the known footprint of the most successful iPad...is a huge head turner for the product.

    Nope. The lineup soon will be:

    12.9" Pro
    10.5" Pro
    9.7" Air 3
    7.9" Mini 4
     
  4. profets macrumors 68040

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    I have to agree - I think this is what's happening as well. Pro as a designation for iPads with screen larger screen real estate (in pixels - 2732x2048, for better multitasking), and some form of the existing 9.7 and 7.9 sticking around, getting updated or something.
     
  5. jonnysods macrumors 601

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    Goodness how exciting! I wonder if its slightly faster than the old ones!
     
  6. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Most computer companies release more than two or three models a year and don't sit on their desktops for over a year. Apple is an iOS company.
     
  7. dwaltwhit macrumors 6502

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    Well sure but whats the point of the edge to edge display of I can't tap things around the edges? How will it be able to tell if I am touching something incidentally?
     
  8. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Very easily, that's what the rejection algorithm is made to do, and why it feels like magic when it it works flawlessly.
     
  9. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    So much for daddy's lil girl right? lol.
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    That's Mrs AFB's birthday sorted then as she is struggling a bit with storage on her 32gb iPad Air.
     
  11. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    I actually think Surface Pro 4 is killing it in the tablet-as-computer-replacement arena, not the far more numerous media consumption arena which the iPad is obviously the best tablet to do such activities. Apple is trying to pitch the iPad Pro as a computer replacement, which I think the Surface Pro 4 does far better job of doing if you do something other than write documents all day.
     
  12. B4U macrumors 65816

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    As you have pointed out, Apple barely cares about Mac. But if people stop complaining, they would not hear our voices.
    So, we live in a society where different opinions exist. Get used to that.
     
  13. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    You live in a world where Apple checks MacRumors apparently.
     
  14. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    The surface pro is likely still used as a laptop by the people who buy them, and less so as a tablet. I think this is very different from the people who buy an iPad specifically because they want a true tablet experience for getting things done.
     
  15. Chenhan macrumors newbie

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    I bet Apple will let you wait for another half a year and put a soon-to-be obsolete budget GPU(RX470/480) inside the new iMac.
     
  16. Rlittle89 macrumors newbie

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    totally agree. There's really no point for it to exist any more, especially at its current price.
     
  17. profets macrumors 68040

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    While I do understand the argument, I can think of a few reasons quite easily:

    -primary device for kids
    -excellent size for an ebook reader
    -iPad size preferred by someone who uses an iPhone SE or 4.7"
     
  18. B4U macrumors 65816

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    Believe it or not. There was a topic before where the IP address was traced back to Apple.
     
  19. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    And it could be as simple as checking how well Safari works.
     
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    plexdk macrumors 6502

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    Apple only released 1-3 models of each model a year before it "became an iOS company" - and usually their computers run for like 5 years, before you need to upgrade
     
  22. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    What year has Apple only updated two laptop models and said "screw you desktop users"?
     
  23. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    I think your suggestions might be based on stereotypes.
    iPad mini MUST remain.
    I suggest that:
    people who prefer mini 2,3,4, with a display that has a sharper and higher ppi (pixels per inch) than the other larger iPads with lower ppi.
    people who like lighter weight iPads.
    people who like compact devices.
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    iPad reduces my productivity. Everything takes twice as long on iPad than on mac. iOS is designed for consumption and casino slots like tapping actions. The marketing effort can't hide that fact.
     
  24. profets macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I was explaining quick reasons as to why the mini should remain.
     
  25. B4U macrumors 65816

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    Picking Mac Rumors of all the websites out there available. Sure...
     

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