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Topic # 110829 17-Oct-2012 11:15 Send private message

Looks like apple has confirmed their next event!

My guess is that they will finally release an iPad mini and perhaps the new iMac Models for 2012.

Your Thoughts ?









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  Reply # 702386 17-Oct-2012 11:17 Send private message

Definitely looking forward to seeing the iPad mini. If it's as good as the renders (based on rumours), I'm sold. Especially if it has a sub-$400 price tag for the 8GB Wi-fi only version (just want it for web browsing).



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  Reply # 702390 17-Oct-2012 11:21 Send private message

yeah ! Also keen to see if they have done anything new with the iMac's :)




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  Reply # 702399 17-Oct-2012 11:30 Send private message

iPad mini, Mac mini, new 13" MacBook Pro, iTunes 11, availability of new 21.5" iMac, and announcement of new 27" iMac.

Edit: Updated :)

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  Reply # 702419 17-Oct-2012 11:51 Send private message

Benjip: Definitely looking forward to seeing the iPad mini. If it's as good as the renders (based on rumours), I'm sold. Especially if it has a sub-$400 price tag for the 8GB Wi-fi only version (just want it for web browsing).


ipad mini fills the gap between the ipod shuffle and a full ipad.  Keen for something to control the next song via airplay etc and that free apple remote app back to itunes on a laptop etc is very cool.  So yeah, I could see a use for an inbetween sized model where a phone sized unit is too small and an ipad is too big on the bus etc.  Sounds cool.

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  Reply # 702429 17-Oct-2012 12:05 Send private message

Behodar: iPad mini, Mac mini, new 13" MacBook Pro, iTunes 11, availability of new 21.5" iMac, and announcement of new 27" iMac.

Edit: Updated :)


Pretty much all the hardware updates ahead of the Xmas shopping season,

There is also some speculation we may see an iPad 3 update to replace the old 30pin dock connector with the new lightning port.

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  Reply # 702476 17-Oct-2012 13:11 Send private message

i am going to be very poor soon.

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  Reply # 702482 17-Oct-2012 13:15 Send private message

wellygary:There is also some?speculation?we may see an iPad 3 update to replace the old 30pin dock connector with the new lightning port.


I think there will be a new ipad too with the new dock connector and possibly the A6 processor. It means that they can then also extend out the next big ipad update for another year.

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  Reply # 702485 17-Oct-2012 13:20 Send private message

Jaxson: ipad mini fills the gap between the ipod shuffle and a full ipad.?


That is what the ipod touch is supposed to be. If it is going to be the same price as the ipod touch(which is very expensive for what it is) they are either going to need to drop the ipods price, or noone is going to buy it, and they will get a mini instead. A ipad mini would be far better for games for kids, which is what the ipod touch was previously targeted towards.

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  Reply # 702486 17-Oct-2012 13:21 Send private message

wellygary:
Behodar: iPad mini, Mac mini, new 13" MacBook Pro, iTunes 11, availability of new 21.5" iMac, and announcement of new 27" iMac.

Edit: Updated :)


Pretty much all the hardware updates ahead of the Xmas shopping season,

There is also some speculation we may see an iPad 3 update to replace the old 30pin dock connector with the new lightning port.


I really hope not!!!




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  Reply # 702489 17-Oct-2012 13:21 Send private message

The iPad Mini is said to have the lightening connector which makes most docking stations redundant unless your docking station connects to the iPad using a USB cable.

iMacs are expected to be announced and their was some discussion about an update Mac Mini and possibly Mac Pro.

I was about to order two Mac Minis and a Mac Pro but I am going to hold off for the time being.

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  Reply # 702490 17-Oct-2012 13:22 Send private message

mattwnz:
wellygary:There is also some?speculation?we may see an iPad 3 update to replace the old 30pin dock connector with the new lightning port.


I think there will be a new ipad too with the new dock connector and possibly the A6 processor. It means that they can then also extend out the next big ipad update for another year.



Wouldn't that make is a new ipad rather than an update, referring to the processor.

Would be good, current ipad replaces the ipad2 and a newer version at the premium end, to be honest I can't see it happening as the current ipad is too new still.




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  Reply # 702500 17-Oct-2012 13:26 Send private message

dickytim:
mattwnz:
wellygary:There is also some?speculation?we may see an iPad 3 update to replace the old 30pin dock connector with the new lightning port.


I think there will be a new ipad too with the new dock connector and possibly the A6 processor. It means that they can then also extend out the next big ipad update for another year.



Wouldn't that make is a new ipad rather than an update, referring to the processor.

Would be good, current ipad replaces the ipad2 and a newer version at the premium end, to be honest I can't see it happening as the current ipad is too new still.


It would be more like an 's' upgrade, like they did with the iphone 4. Also they probably need 4G on the ipad, which basically brings it up to the specs of the iphone5. The thing about apple though recently is that they tend to under deliver, so it may just have the new dock connector and that is all. Especially if the ipad mini will have the same processor specs as the ipad 2, which is using 1 and a half year old hardware.

With the new MS surface there is now going to be so much choice for tablet devices.

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  Reply # 702746 18-Oct-2012 07:31 Send private message

mattwnz:

It would be more like an 's' upgrade, like they did with the iphone 4. Also they probably need 4G on the ipad, which basically brings it up to the specs of the iphone5. The thing about apple though recently is that they tend to under deliver, so it may just have the new dock connector and that is all. Especially if the ipad mini will have the same processor specs as the ipad 2, which is using 1 and a half year old hardware.

With the new MS surface there is now going to be so much choice for tablet devices.


Maybe if they do upgrade the Ipad3 it will be called the New-New Ipad ? :P




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  Reply # 702764 18-Oct-2012 09:20 Send private message

iPad mini with coloured back just like the new iPod touch. Reckon that's what the colourful invite is alluding to.

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  Reply # 702777 18-Oct-2012 09:49 Send private message

mattwnz:
Jaxson: ipad mini fills the gap between the ipod shuffle and a full ipad.?


That is what the ipod touch is supposed to be. If it is going to be the same price as the ipod touch(which is very expensive for what it is) they are either going to need to drop the ipods price, or noone is going to buy it, and they will get a mini instead. A ipad mini would be far better for games for kids, which is what the ipod touch was previously targeted towards.


Sorry that should have read fill the gap between the ipod touch and the ipad. Embarassed

I was quite interested in the 7" china tablets as I wanted something smaller than an ipad but I can't stand using a phone sized device for most stuff I want.  I actually would prefer a simple phone for calling/messaging/taking quick photos/listening to music but a 7" tablet for mobile use and a full ipad for home use. 

I do think there is a place for an intermediate 7" ish device, rather than have 'mobile' phones get larger and larger but still fundamentally have a much smaller screen than a 7" or 10" tablet.

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