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Old 10-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #76
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The rumored display is a step into the past
  • 7.85" 1024x768 = 163 PPI
Does suggest a lower price point though.
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Does suggest a lower price point though.
The figures making the rounds are $249 to $299 for the entry level, which would be a higher price point than the competition while, if the leaks are correct, offering a lower resolution screen.
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The figures making the rounds are $249 to $299 for the entry level, which would be a higher price point than the competition while, if the leaks are correct, offering a lower resolution screen.
Oh I expect it to be higher than the competition; Honestly I don't think Apple cares all that much about their competitors' pricing. But I mean with retina we could be looking at a $349+ price tag.
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Oh I expect it to be higher than the competition; Honestly I don't think Apple cares all that much about their competitors' pricing.
Never have, probably never will.
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The figures making the rounds are $249 to $299 for the entry level, which would be a higher price point than the competition while, if the leaks are correct, offering a lower resolution screen.
Typical for Apple. Give you less and charge you more.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:38 PM   #81
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Typical for Apple. Give you less and charge you more.
As I recall that was Sony's MO a couple decades back. It's just something you can get away with when you're top dog in the market.
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As I recall that was Sony's MO a couple decades back. It's just something you can get away with when you're top dog in the market.
Well, that didn't work out that well for Sony, did it?
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Typical for Apple. Give you less and charge you more.
It's the value of the apple. Now just image if it had a banana on the back instead...
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:05 AM   #84
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Well, that didn't work out that well for Sony, did it?
I mean during the eighties. When Sony was top dog in consumer electronics.
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Pretty interested to see this. I've avoided the iPad because I think it's too big for me to find it practical, but I've not really been that impressed with my Kindle Fire in the year I've had it. a smaller iPad may be the thing.
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Pretty interested to see this. I've avoided the iPad because I think it's too big for me to find it practical, but I've not really been that impressed with my Kindle Fire in the year I've had it. a smaller iPad may be the thing.
Steve Jobs was famously against a smaller iPad even saying at one point:

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While one could increase the resolution of the display to make up for some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size.
I wonder where Tim Cook decided to put the sandpaper
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But, that'll be a magical-revolutionary 163ppi.
Well I do have an Acer A500 and live with the ppi which I am pretty sure is the same BUT the problem is its size and weight.

I cannot say I do not the Apple ecosystem because I haven't tried anything to explore it. I entertained the touch 4 to try it out but decided against it. I personally am not thrilled with the touch 5 for the price. So it is the mini or nothing to try their ecosystem.
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I wonder where Tim Cook decided to put the sandpaper
Maybe they decided that long pointed fingernails were the answer.
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To be fair the rumored 7.85" display makes the touch targets exactly the same size as they are on the iPhone. At least when developers follow Apple's interface guidelines.
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To be fair the rumored 7.85" display makes the touch targets exactly the same size as they are on the iPhone. At least when developers follow Apple's interface guidelines.
Care to elaborate? I would expect the touch targets to be larger on a larger display device.
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