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Old 09-12-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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I'm keeping an eye out, in case they take Amazon's dare and price it at US$249.
(I expect them to go for $349, which is more inline with their past pricing philosophy of pricing their "entry-level" high and relatively close to their mid-range product to up-sell buyers.)

With the screen expected to be plain old iPad XGA resolution, the weight is going to have to be very low to interest me in it as a color ebook reader, but I'm keeping the option in mind.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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No brushed steel on black plastic? And what's with that open apple (a design element not used since the Apple II days) on the button? Is Apple going back to the old Frog design language?
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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No brushed steel on black plastic? And what's with that open apple (a design element not used since the Apple II days) on the button? Is Apple going back to the old Frog design language?
The symbol on the button is a square, albeit with rounded corners.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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The pixelation makes me suspect photoshopping. It could be a 'concept' photo, but I'm (totally guessing) it's not a real product photo.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:41 AM   #6
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The pixelation makes me suspect photoshopping. It could be a 'concept' photo, but I'm (totally guessing) it's not a real product photo.
My thoughts exactly. The ipad seems to be more out of focus than the hand, though they are on pretty much the same plane.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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I'm keeping an eye out, in case they take Amazon's dare and price it at US$249.
(I expect them to go for $349, which is more inline with their past pricing philosophy of pricing their "entry-level" high and relatively close to their mid-range product to up-sell buyers.)

With the screen expected to be plain old iPad XGA resolution, the weight is going to have to be very low to interest me in it as a color ebook reader, but I'm keeping the option in mind.
I can't see it being a penny less than $349.99. Yeah, an XGA screen sounds about right, that would set the stage for the obvious upgrade to the retina. No, thank you.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
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That photo is of a physical mockup based on leaked specifications/rumors, not a 'leaked' photo.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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I don't quite get the appeal of a smaller tablet. Maybe for reading books (though I prefer the 2 page ibooks view when I read on my ipad). But for what else would one prefer this over a regular ipad? I guess portability due to size? If so, I'll just stick with my phone.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:34 PM   #10
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I don't think it's real, even if it was I don't think I'd want one. The current ipad size is about as small as I'd want to go with a tablet (although thinner/lighter always valued). Although there's wiggle room if the aspect ratio moved more towards 16:9 than 4:3.

The only reason I like eInk devices to be midway between phone and tablet size is that the phone is a little too small for long reading sessions and the extra space of a tablet doesn't add anything for fiction, that's only useful for certain reference books or apps etc

tl;dr iPad doesn't need to become smaller, just lighter imo.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #11
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The photo was so blurry it looked like an open apple.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:38 AM   #15
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Oops I forgot that Apple doesn't "do" new iPads in the same cycle as new iPhones, so I guess we just have to wait a bit longer But yes $299 for the iPod Touch 32gb doesn't leave much room for competitive pricing of a 7" iPad, if such is ever released.
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