New iPad to be carbon fiber?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by WLS, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    There is no reason to make a mini shell out of carbon fiber. Cheaper fiberglass or even plastic would be much cheaper and more than adequate.

    Why drive the price of the device up for no added value.
  3. mrkjsn macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2010
    Fiberglass and plastic is prone to cracking. Remember the old 3G iPhone that had a tendency to crack after a while? You won't get that from carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is much lighter as well.
  4. stuaz macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Yeah especially around the dock connector! :)
  5. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    I don't believe they will spend that kind of money on a shell for the mini, where they would be trying to lower costs if anything.

    Maybe on an iPad 4, but not a mini.

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