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08-05-2012, 03:45 AM #21
Actually iPads are stretched mini-iPods.. Nothing more... And of course we need rear facing cameras for taking pictures, films and other things. iOS is a redone Linux with a java API so much like Android. Open source. Freedom is vital to innovation. I love Apples entries but enjoy others too. Dislike the locking and controlling of things. Corporatism gets us no where.
08-05-2012, 03:49 AM #22
iPod mini will greatly affect the sales of iPod touch.
08-05-2012, 11:35 AM #23
This BS reminds me of last year before the 4S was announced and this site, along with several others, would not stop with their ridiculous "predictions" of the "iPhone mini." What a joke.
08-05-2012, 02:44 PM #24
08-05-2012, 02:56 PM #25
Since the iPhone launch, Apple has been pretty stagnant in terms of innovating their hardware. iPhones, iPods, iPads, MacBooks, iMacs, Mac Pros, have barely changed in the last 5 years. A few under the hood enhancements but that's about it.
Apple have made ground with iOS and OS X, but you look at any hardware and it'd be tough to know is it brand new or from 5 years ago.
Is that a good thing? Has Apple hit their hardware design pinnacle?
08-05-2012, 06:44 PM #26
Well these are not "official pictures" of the highly talked about iPad Mini. Speculation at best. Im wondering how Apple will outfit this smaller version of the iPad as much as the next person. Will it have at least one camera for fact time? Im thinking yes. Has to compete with the current 7" tablets out there and they all have them(so does the iTouch gen 4 on) Should be as thin as the current iPad2/3. Will be a smaller version of the current iPad. Im wondering how they are going to hit the pricepoint of $199 with retina? Im thinking no retina or maybe 2 models one with and one without. That way they can hit the price point and also appeal to the highend user with the current technology. I think a new phone every year is a bit much. We were at a pace where our upgrades were becoming mostly software updates. Now we are back to hardware updates. Win win for the phone maker. Since the 1st iPhone i've gotten a faster phone, better screen/resolution display and Siri. Lets be honest here, most of use would not have an iPhone if we couldnt jailbreak and tweak it. It would be a standard phone. Same with the tablet. I love them both yes..but without a little help, I would not even use them. Thank you jailbreakers haha!
08-05-2012, 10:38 PM #27
Good point... I don't think we will know until it is closer to mini iPads time