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08-17-2010, 11:48 AM #21
Not gonna happen.
Next iPad revision will come out a year after the U.S launch of the first gen iPad.....and still be gimped....fact.
Also, I wouldn't trust PC World in a million years as a trustworthy source, let alone have accurate rumors.
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08-17-2010, 11:52 AM #22
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Mini iPad ?? I think it's called an iPhone.
08-17-2010, 12:03 PM #23
Other competitors are pushing their 7-inch tablets. It's smart for Apple to continue their dominance of the tablet market and come out with a 7-inch tablet to sway those who don't want something as big as an iPad but not something as micro as the iPhone.
A 7-inch tablet is about the size I would like. I love the iPad, but I haven't purchased one yet. One reason is because you should NEVER buy the first generation of something from Apple unless you have money to blow, and the second reason is something that big does not seem THAT practical to me when I already own a laptop and a netbook.
Now, the iPad will NEVER replace my laptop (Sony Vaio) - as both those products would be competiting for space in my bag. However, a 7-inch iPad would DEFINITELY replace my netbook (Nokia Booklet 3G) as a majority of the tasks I do on my netbook could easily be done on an iPad. Honestly, the stuff I do on my netbook could also be done on my iPhone 4 but the micro size makes it impractical for real document editing, etc.
I guess, what it comes down to is this. A 7-inch iPad would be a direct competitor not only to the foray of 7-inch tablets that would be coming out by the end of the year and next, but would also, nearly single handedly, decimate an already weak netbook market.
Just my two cents.#eli7e revived me
08-17-2010, 12:07 PM #24
08-17-2010, 12:28 PM #25
biggest custmer-apple fanboy/girl that buys ANYTHING apple epic win/fail all the time.
08-17-2010, 12:42 PM #26
This would certianly replace my netbook. Just put a damn phone in it and I would pay up to $800 in a heartbeat.
08-17-2010, 12:52 PM #27
Compared to the ipad, IMO a 7inch screen is a much more portable and convenient. (and twice the size of an iphone, I find that the perfect e-bookreader size) the ipad is a nice, but too large. I'd rather use/carry a netbook with me.
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08-17-2010, 01:19 PM #28
08-17-2010, 01:23 PM #29
If the price for this smaller iPad is around $200-300, I think it will be a huge hit for Christmas.
08-17-2010, 01:43 PM #30
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08-17-2010, 01:47 PM #31
What I want is a larger iPad, not a smaller one!!!! I want the display to be the same size as a letter sized page.
08-17-2010, 02:44 PM #32
I like the size of the current ipad
But I can see Apple making a 7 inch ipad to to gain even more market share and make it harder for the new comers to sell their versions.
08-17-2010, 03:46 PM #33
The iPad has not even made it through it's first Holiday season. It has been around for 4 months and you still can't just walk in to a store and pick one up right off the shelf (unless your at the right best buy at the right time).
The demand is still hot and will be hotter during Xmas. Why does Apple see the need to release another iPad, there's no need.
And not to mention with the alleged iPod with camera.
Doesn't sound like it would make much sense.
08-17-2010, 04:05 PM #34
08-17-2010, 04:14 PM #35
iPhone came and then all other manufacturers started in with their own touch screen phones. iPhone has stayed at the 3.5 inch screen size. Other manufacturers are now trying bigger screen sizes to compete. Has Apple changed the iPhone screen size from 3.5 inches based on consumer demand? No. They change the resolution but keep the screen size.
iPad comes out at 9.7 inches for the screen. Now all these other companies are jumping on the bandwagon and trying everything. 5 inches. 7 inches. 16:9 screens. Will Apple go smaller to compete and sacrifice some battery life? Why do that when they are outselling everyone?
Apple makes what they make and the market reacts. Apple is not reactionary at this time. I do not see a 7 inch iPad in the near future. I do see a front facing camera though .
EDIT: I want to add Apple has probably done tons of testing to come up with 3.5 and 9.7 inches as preferred screen sizes for a phone/touch device and a tablet. I don't see them changing that so soon after an initial product release.
Last edited by southfrisco; 08-17-2010 at 04:21 PM."To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
08-17-2010, 05:27 PM #36
08-17-2010, 05:29 PM #37
Why aren't they fixing iphone 4? Come with another iphone 4 model wich is better according to reception issues! That would have sold many copies! Not mini iPad! God Apple what are you doing? You have customers here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08-17-2010, 05:39 PM #38
I think Ipads are the worst investment ever might as well get a Mac or if u want something like the iPad with more feature get the iphone lol
08-17-2010, 05:50 PM #39
May be the worst investment in your opinion but others are happy with it. To each his own.
Personally I like the iPad and my GF likes it alot. It is just simple and compact.
There are many things that people buy that other's consider a waste of money. If you got the money and like it then it was worth it. If you got the money and don't like it then don't buy it.
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08-17-2010, 06:28 PM #40
Let me know when the iPad shuffle is released