Steve Jobs Says From Cupertino to Tokyo But...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SAG3194, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. SAG3194 macrumors 6502

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    Steve Jobs says you can take the thing on a plane but the maximum altitude for the thing is only 10,000 feet when you fly at 30,000 feet. hmmmm. Somethings not right.

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  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I think they mean unpressurized atmosphere is limited to 10k feet..
     
  3. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    cabin pressure at 39k feet is set to around 7,000 feet via pumped compressed air, so not to worry!
     
  4. SAG3194 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow. ok im good. thanks!
     
  5. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    unpressurized 10k!

    on a plane is fine...

    EDIT : ooops too late
     
  6. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    If you were in an unpressurized cabin at that height, you would be gasping for air just sitting there, eek!
     
  7. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Just wow. Where has everyone's brain gone today?
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Actually at 10k unpressurized, you will may pass out. Air is too thin and oxygen is not plentiful.
     
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  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    10k feet is only 3300 metres, I've been up to 5000 metres with nothing more than coca tea to keep me going.
     
  11. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    are you a mountain goat?
     
  12. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I know Pogue was joking that the flight takes 11 hours, not 10 hours (like Steve said), but I wonder if Pogue was talking about a commercial flight.

    I'm pretty sure Jobs doesn't fly commercial. :)
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Notice the "you may"... many others require bottle oxygen specially people who live in sea level or just above sea level places...
     
  14. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

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    As someone who lives really close to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA. This is not true. Ask the residents of Alma @ 10,578 ft, or Leadville @ 10152ft

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma,_Colorado
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadville,_Colorado

    Also remember, there are people who climb Mt. Everest without extra oxygen.

    The real question is ... what about the hardware of the iPad restricts what altitude is supported?
     
  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Again, see the quote... it says MAY someone from the coast will have a hard time.

    Edit - It seems MR software didn't do a correct editing.
     
  16. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Fair enough. It wasn't there when I quoted your post ;).

    Given take off and landing where you can't use the device he's right.
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I did a quick edit when I realized it was a mistake, but apparently MR server hiccuped and my post looks like a bad mixture of the old and new :p:p:p:p
     
  18. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    But wait a minute, it's so cold up there at 30,000 feet! Certainly colder than 32 degrees! How will I use my iPad?

    Why doesn't Apple think of these things?
     
  19. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    :D :D

    funny
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Well, at least part of your post was correct.

    :facepalm:
     
  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If the cabin pressure on your next flight is 30,000 feet then you've got bigger problems than a non-functioning iPad to worry about.

    Actually, you wouldn't have any problems to worry about. Your family, planning and paying for your funeral might though.
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Nah, he eats to much to be a mountain goat...
     

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