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post #31 of 55
The Galaxy Note did much better than anticipated and companies know that there is a market for big phones/smaller tablets. Apple as much as I hate their products would be stupid NOT to pull off a cash grab.
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So, rather than bring out an iPhone 5 with a DECENT screen size, Apple feels the need to release a new "mini iPad" product. That way, anyone who buys an iPhone 5 will also be urged to buy a mini iPad. doh.gif
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post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

I've heard these rumours time and time again, and only recently am I starting to see the usefulness of such a device. At first, I thought it was too similarly sized to the 9.7 inch iPad, and I thought for the most part it would just cannibalize sales from the 9.7 inch iPad, but I'm starting to come around. As the Kindle Fire has proven, there is plenty of desire for a 7 inch slate at a good price point... such a size is more ideal for reading.
It won't have a retina display. It'll be 1024x768.
>>>>>
I'm hoping Apple will do something along these lines:
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iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5
4 - 4.6 inch 1440x960 IPS display
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iPad 7.85 inch
1024x768 IPS display (163 PPI)
Dual-core A5 at 32nm
That would provide a good range of devices. You'd have the cheap iPod touch 4, the more expensive 4.6 inch iPod touch 5, a 7.85 inch iPad, and then a 9.7 inch iPad, as well as the iPhone 5.

Too low, IMO, if they're launching at anything more than $299.
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post #34 of 55
Large phones are stupid.
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post #35 of 55
I thought the Note was crazy till I actually used it. Best damn phone I ever used.
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post #36 of 55
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Why would apple put a 16:9 1080p display on the 7.7" iPad? That would be beneficial to the customer, and that is not how Apple does things.

You make it sound like every other company that competes against Apple is perfect and does no wrong.

Hah.
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post #37 of 55
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didnt they bash the playbooks 7in formfactor about a year ago?

Jobs claimed 7" tablets would be DOA and can't compete, unless they include sandpaper to file down your fingers. I guess 7.7" is fine though.

looking at how the playbook sales turned out though, I guess he was kinda right tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post

Jobs claimed 7" tablets would be DOA and can't compete, unless they include sandpaper to file down your fingers. I guess 7.7" is fine though.
looking at how the playbook sales turned out though, I guess he was kinda right tongue.gif

Playbook had other issues as well, like 3G only working if you tethered it to your BB.
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It does, but I also find it hard to believe, if this device ever comes to fruition, that Apple would sell it that cheap. The cheapest ipod touch is $200, the most expensive is $400. I can't fathom Apple would consider overlapping price points for their own devices.
Moreover, I can't say that this is or isn't true, but it's definitely not Apple's accepted philosophy to enter an already-established market.
They're very different products though... both have their purposes.
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Why would apple put a 16:9 1080p display on the 7.7" iPad? That would be beneficial to the customer, and that is not how Apple does things.
Why? Well let's see... it'd break app compatibility, 16:9 excels only at movies and games, and is rubbish for books, unlike 4:3 which is great for books, good for games, and okay for movies. And then... you'd need twice the graphical horsepower to run existing iPad games on the 7.85 inch iPad, which wouldn't be great for battery life. If anything, you'd see a 2048x1536 resolution, but this is a budget iPad... so, that's unlikely.
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So, rather than bring out an iPhone 5 with a DECENT screen size, Apple feels the need to release a new "mini iPad" product. That way, anyone who buys an iPhone 5 will also be urged to buy a mini iPad. doh.gif
They will bring out an iPhone with a decent screen size -- at least I hope. It's been five years now, and Apple's already tested a larger prototype, so it's likely we'll see it this time around.
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Too low, IMO, if they're launching at anything more than $299.
What's too low? The resolution... ehh, it's complicated to pop a 2048x1536 resolution on a 7.85 inch display -- the A5X is too hot for a smaller slate and battery life would suffer greatly. It's a budget slate too... I doubt it'd cost more than $299 as the iPad 2 is only $399.
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Oh I can't wait for this, possibly a 4' iPhone, AND a 7.7'~ iPad. Oh I can't wait to see someone with that combo, nothing beats LOLing in public.
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