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View Poll Results: Do you think an iPad Mini will ship this year?
I believe it is for real, and I want one 32 35.16%
I believe it is for real, not interested in one 45 49.45%
I don't think it is coming soon, but I'm interested 6 6.59%
I don't think it is coming soon, not interested 6 6.59%
I will only get one if it blends 2 2.20%
Other (explain in post) 0 0%
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:08 AM   #31
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I would have voted yes to the question:

Do I believe it is coming and would I be interested if it has a 3G option and is substantially cheaper than the current iPad?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #32
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I think they better make one - otherwise continue to lose out on a growing market for 7-inchers.
I won't be getting one though; we're really happy with our current non-Apple 7-inchers and have an aversion to Apple's walled-garden approach in general. (Their new connectors for the iPhone 5, obsoleting existing ones, didn't gain them any credibility in this regard!)
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:34 PM   #34
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(Their new connectors for the iPhone 5, obsoleting existing ones, didn't gain them any credibility in this regard!)
Apple should include a free adapter with each device that uses this new port.
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Apple should include a free adapter with each device that uses this new port.
Even with an adapter many of the existing docks won't work well as the adapter will make the iDevice ride up higher than designed. Most electronics companies have finally gone over to using the micro-USB, I wish Apple would do the same.
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The new connector also has an embedded chip which, apparently, will make it hard to create knock-offs. It's for security though, it's no money grabbing scheme.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #38
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last I heard it has been cracked?
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:55 AM   #40
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i am so sick of apple rumors. They are nothing but ploys to drive up the stock market and to keep everyone interested in apple computers. THats it in a nutshell folks
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Apple should include a free adapter with each device that uses this new port.
Oh, I doubt Apple will be giving away anything free anytime soon; especially as it relates to keeping it Proprietary. (I get "digital claustrophobia" just thinking about Apple!)

First they dumped Google Maps - with the ensuing fowl-up, and now this, sheesh! Will their millions of customers stick with them, or will some say "enough" already!

What's that story about killing the Goose that laid the Golden Egg!
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Oh, I doubt Apple will be giving away anything free anytime soon; especially as it relates to keeping it Proprietary. (I get "digital claustrophobia" just thinking about Apple!)

First they dumped Google Maps - with the ensuing fowl-up, and now this, sheesh! Will their millions of customers stick with them, or will some say "enough" already!

What's that story about killing the Goose that laid the Golden Egg!
I've never understood brand/company loyalty, especially with Apple and Sony since they charge a really high premium price for their products. It kind of reminds me of that scene in Animal House where the frat pledge is stripped to his underwear and bent over being whacked with a paddle, and after each degrading whack he yells out, "Please sir can I have another." I sort of envision a lot of the Apple fans in that state of mentality--they will take whatever Apple dishes out and be happy with it and remain loyal.
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Yes, I do believe there is one coming. Apple has officially announced an event for next week with the tag line "We've got a little more to show you" and I'd say that is a clear indicator for an iPad Mini.

They also see that there is a market for a 7" (ok, it'll be nearly 8") iPad. They see eReaders from B&N, Amazon, Kobo, Google and others are doing well, or will have better products in that range shortly.

They want a slice, a very big slice of that pie, and being brutal, I think they'll get it and dominate the 7" market in the same way they do the current tablet market.
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I've never understood brand/company loyalty, especially with Apple and Sony since they charge a really high premium price for their products....
Cost isn't as important to some as it is to others.

Familiarity and the fact you can't get get other brands of machines to even run Apple OSs (without a bit tomfoolery) is another. Though, personally, I like the hardware, too.
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I've never understood brand/company loyalty, especially with Apple and Sony since they charge a really high premium price for their products. It kind of reminds me of that scene in Animal House where the frat pledge is stripped to his underwear and bent over being whacked with a paddle, and after each degrading whack he yells out, "Please sir can I have another." I sort of envision a lot of the Apple fans in that state of mentality--they will take whatever Apple dishes out and be happy with it and remain loyal.
well I sort of agree but you omit one important thing. Apple products (in general) work so well and user satisfaction is higher than other brands. Look at the ipod, it has a 70% market share!
And not only that Apple have been at the forefront (arguably until recently?) of innovation (iphone, ipads etc)

but I agree, they are not cheap
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