Would a CD slot been too much for the iPad?

Would a CD slot been too much for the iPad?

  • Yes too much, don't need it...

    Votes: 257 94.5%
  • Not at all, I would like to see a CD slot in the future...

    Votes: 15 5.5%

  • Total voters
    272

RunOverProducti

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 26, 2008
232
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...
 

Mshilling

macrumors regular
Apr 30, 2010
178
0
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.
 
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RunOverProducti

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 26, 2008
232
1
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?
Yeah for DVD and CD, I don't know if I would want it...I was curious to see what you guys would think...
 
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pondie84

macrumors 6502a
Jan 28, 2008
592
0
+1 for the tape deck suggestion. Or perhaps one of those nice floppy disk thingamajigs.
 
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Justin122

macrumors 6502
Sep 14, 2008
408
55
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.
 
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slpdLoad

macrumors 6502a
Jun 10, 2009
664
0
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.
 
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HiRez

macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2004
5,848
1,803
Western US
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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DKatri

macrumors 6502
Sep 2, 2009
475
0
Birmingham, UK
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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