Would a CD slot been too much for the iPad?

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Would a CD slot been too much for the iPad?

  1. Yes too much, don't need it...

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  2. Not at all, I would like to see a CD slot in the future...

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  1. RunOverProducti macrumors regular

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    #1
    I don't know if a CD for CD/DVD slot would have been too much or not, what you guys think?

    I'm not sure...
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you talking about just a CD slot, or do you actually want a CD/DVD-ROM mechanism in there, on the other side of it?
     
  3. Mshilling macrumors regular

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    What could you really even do with a CD slot? Just for playing movies/music i suppose...either way, the added size/weight/battery drain would totally change the device to something else, and it would not be worth it IMO.
     
  4. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular

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    Yes.
    They should have also put a tape deck in it too.
     
  5. RunOverProducti thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah for DVD and CD, I don't know if I would want it...I was curious to see what you guys would think...
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    haha no kidding

    would have made the thing so much thicker
     
  7. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

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    They should have put in a 2TB 3.5" hard drive too, 2TB owns 64GB
     
  8. renewed macrumors 68040

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    What's a CD? ;). That would be a step backwards.
     
  9. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Like putting helicopter rotors on the space shuttle ;)
     
  10. phillyred79 macrumors regular

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    Well, I think a SD slot might be a better option than a CD slot..
     
  11. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for the tape deck suggestion. Or perhaps one of those nice floppy disk thingamajigs.
     
  12. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I was disappointed the iPad didn't have an 8-track deck, but I still bought one. *sigh*
     
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    I think you mean reverse camera - so that you can see what's happening when you're backing up.
     
  15. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    If this isn't sarcasm.... Then I just don't know what to say! :)
     
  16. Justin122 macrumors 6502

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    They should also have a Terminal app and add extra hard drive bays, maybe stick in some PCI Express slots in there too whilst you're at it.
     
  17. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    A) There's no file browser, so that would limit you to CDs and DVDs

    B) Apple wants you to purchase your media through iTunes, so why would they let you directly play CDs and DVDs?

    C) Slot drives kill battery life, are loud, vibrate the device, and would at least double the thickness of the iPad, and increase the weight.
     
  18. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I honestly can't remember the last time I touched a CD, must be close to 5 years ago. But yeah, if you're willing to give up a couple hours of battery life, you could have a CD reader in there, but it makes zero sense for most people.
     
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    8 Track?
     
  21. iRabbit macrumors 6502

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    Only if it takes 5 1/4" disks too.
     
  22. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    No of course not. He is dead serious. I think they should put a CD/DVD/Blue Ray drive in there. I would also add a keyboard and a SD card slot. I also would change the name from iPad to Sony Vaio Z.
     
  23. cube macrumors Pentium

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    And no 8" ??
     
  24. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    I've used the CD drive in my MBP once or twice this year. Things are moving more towards download and with apple pushing iTunes im sure they cant wait to see the death of the CD.
     

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