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Old 10-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #136
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Yes, I think that would have been more attractive, even with the higher price. As it is, there isn't anything innovative about this device.
How innovative is it supposed to be?

It's a slightly smaller version of something else, so all it has to do is work exactly the same as its slightly larger predecessor.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #137
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More display area but fewer pixels actually means it gets to display less information. Not at all what they were advertising in the presentation.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #138
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How innovative is it supposed to be?
Technically, since its an Apple product: not innovative at all.
Anything with the magic logo will sell even if it does absolutely nothing:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...gallery-video/
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:45 PM   #139
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Technically, since its an Apple product: not innovative at all.
Anything with the magic logo will sell even if it does absolutely nothing:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...gallery-video/
It's a shame that all the conversations that revolve around Apple have to deteriorate like this.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:10 PM   #140
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It's a shame that all the conversations that revolve around Apple have to deteriorate like this.
Yes it is, so why did you start down this path?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:23 PM   #141
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It's a shame that all the conversations that revolve around Apple have to deteriorate like this.
Hey!
I'm *agreeing* with you.
You're right: Innovation is overated.
So is functionality.
People *will* buy just about anything if its marketted the right way.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:07 PM   #142
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Here's how the 7 inchers compare. This is from Gizmodo, here.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:09 PM   #143
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #144
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Here's how the 7 inchers compare. This is from Gizmodo, here.
The only quibble I'd have with that chart is that it doesn't list Bluetooth for the Kindle Fire HD.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #145
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Here's how the 7 inchers compare. This is from Gizmodo, here.
512MB of RAM???
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #146
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #147
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If I was given a very attractive price only to trade in my N7 for the IPAD Mini, I still would not think twice. No thanks, Apple, I'll keep what I have.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:51 AM   #148
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Yes it is, so why did you start down this path?
Well, you started on page one.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:52 AM   #150
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Here's how the 7 inchers compare. This is from Gizmodo, here.
Thanks! That's exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to see.

I've been considering a small tablet to see if it could eventually replace my e-ink ereader, and have narrowed it down to the Fire, Google's Nexus and was waiting to see what the mini-iPad offered. The huge pro of a mini-iPad is that most everything else of mine is Apple so this would fit right in and integrate really well.

I also see that it's pretty much the lightest (yay!) and thinnest (yay!) of all those listed. That's a huge plus for me. But, a huge disadvantage is that Apple decided on a slightly bigger screen - why?!? Personally, I'd love a 6" tablet, so the smaller the better. At least it's light and thin, and despite its screen size, its overall size (which is actually what I'm most concerned with) is not so much bigger; in fact, it's ever so slightly shorter than the Nexus and ever so slightly narrower than the Fire despite its larger screen size. So it seems to me, without pictures of all three next to each other yet, that Apple must've gone in the right direction of a smaller frame around the screen. Though, it could've all been even smaller with a 7" screen. Or a 6" screen.
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