All iPads Would you want a ceramic iPad?

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Would you want a ceramic iPad?

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  2. No

    13 vote(s)
    52.0%
  1. RudySnow macrumors regular

    RudySnow

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    If Apple could get the price down for ceramic (relative to the new Apple Watch), would a ceramic iPad appeal to you?

    I would think visually it would be stellar. I also understand that ceramic is more beneficial to wireless charging, so perhaps wireless charging could be an option in a future ceramic iPad. I would be concerned about scratchs and weight. Just wonder what you guys and gals think.
     
  2. masotime macrumors 68000

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    It's an interesting idea, but while ceramic won't scratch easily, it's nature is to shatter instead, and I'm not sure I want an iPad that can shatter.

    I'm no chemistry expert, but if some kind of composite can be made to use shatter resistant ceramic, I think it would be great, assuming that the composite retains the lightness of ceramics versus metals.
     
  3. TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    I doubt such a material can be made. Though we already have something called Plastic which is very shatter resistant, light weight, and also doesn't block wireless charging or cell service.

    I think shattering would be a huge issue with a ceramic iPad because of the greater weight of the device. And repairing that large and shattered back would be expensive.
     
  4. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I would prefer high quality plastic over ceramic.
     
  5. RudySnow thread starter macrumors regular

    RudySnow

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    Well, the point was more related to wireless charging capabilities. Aesthetically, with a wired iPad, plastic of course could work.
     
  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yes ceramic would be beautiful but shattering would be catastrophic for a device like an iPad made of it. I have a few ceramic watches and make sure I'm careful with banging them against things but I can see a lot of shattered iPads if Apple made one out of it.
     
  7. xlii macrumors 68000

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    I'm more interested in screen quality and weight than what the iPad is made from.
     
  8. sracer macrumors 603

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    ceramic?! If Apple produced a melamine iPad I'd be like, "Shut up and take my money!"
     
  9. Traverse macrumors 603

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    No. Expensive, fragile (chip and crack), and glossy cover equals fingerprints.
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