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  • Tonka 18 Oct 2012 10:50:14 19,840 posts
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    That's another thing Apple has done away with. The unified screentarget for iOS.

    It's no where near as fragmented as Android but last time I counted there are shit... How many screen sizes and ratios are there? 6? 4?

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  • speedofthepuma 18 Oct 2012 11:32:23 13,246 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
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    @beastmaster
    The iPad isn't too big to carry, and I never feel the screen is too large.

    I just don't get it (but totally prepared to be wrong). My rabid Apple-fanboy friend feels exactly the same mind you.
    I don't know, the iPad is definitely too big unless you want to carry it in an extra bag, no? Unless you wear baggy trousers. :)

    Probably perfect for people who want to carry it with them all the time - which is nothing I need, though. And which only will make sense if it has 3G.
    Fair points. Is this mini really pocket sized then? If so I concur. I'm just disappointed so much effort is going into a gap in the market rather than something shiny I really want.

    It is all about me after all.

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • beastmaster 18 Oct 2012 11:50:55 10,207 posts
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    It's not been confirmed what resolution these are going to run on? I just assume it'll be a retina type display as they won't go backwards with a lower resolution.

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  • monkman76 18 Oct 2012 11:54:08 3,409 posts
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    Consensus seems to be 1024x768, like the ipad 2, which would make sense in terms of not having to redesign apps. Which would give it a higher PPI than the ipad 2 (obviously), but still some way off retina levels I believe.
  • yegon 18 Oct 2012 12:28:43 4,918 posts
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    Yeah, miles off, about 163.

    http://pixeldensitycalculator.com

    Can't possibly imagine it'd be same res as current iPad for reasons of cost and battery. Be a bit of short term thinking using some kind of middle ground res given the current app situation and the inevitable 2048x1536 mini v2 end of next year. Which is great for Apple as there'll be a tonne who'll buy a v1 then upgrade to a v2 next year. Pity, I like the idea of smaller form factor and lighter, but I can't purchase new stuff with sub 200 ppi, I'm utterly spoilt. My MacBook Air, with its lowly 127 ppi, still is absolutely fine but I don't hold that upto my face.

    Re: pocketability, 4:3 ratio means it'll be a bit of a squeeze into a coat pocket and no chance in a trouser pocket. My 7.7" Tab, 1280x800, 16:10, fits easily in a coat and even in a trouser in a pinch (although I wouldn't want to go hiking or running up steps with it in there) by virtue of being narrower.

    Edited by yegon at 12:48:24 18-10-2012
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2012 12:38:36 56,034 posts
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    No you weren't, you liar.

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  • speedofthepuma 18 Oct 2012 12:42:30 13,246 posts
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    :D

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • yegon 18 Oct 2012 12:44:54 4,918 posts
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    I wouldn't touch a W8 tablet with a barge pole in the first year, let others suffer early adopter woes and few apps, then swoop in later if it ever improves. Sincerely hope W8 succeeds and innovates though, as much as I like my iPad, Apple really need a monumental kick up the arse in the tablet space.
  • Tonka 19 Oct 2012 07:11:02 19,840 posts
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    True that. It never pays to be an early adopter.

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  • Ginger 19 Oct 2012 07:21:46 6,808 posts
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    yegon wrote:
    I wouldn't touch a W8 tablet with a barge pole in the first year, let others suffer early adopter woes and few apps, then swoop in later if it ever improves. Sincerely hope W8 succeeds and innovates though, as much as I like my iPad, Apple really need a monumental kick up the arse in the tablet space.
    Likewise the new ipad Mini. Just look at the problems with the new iphone 5, light bleeding, fringing around bright lights in the camera. First gen of a new product is always a risk

    /shakes fist at lumia 800

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  • yegon 19 Oct 2012 07:50:56 4,918 posts
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    Ginger wrote:

    Likewise the new ipad Mini. Just look at the problems with the new iphone 5, light bleeding, fringing around bright lights in the camera. First gen of a new product is always a risk

    /shakes fist at lumia 800
    Had no problems with the 5's camera to be honest, only seen the purple haze once and that was in conditions that I doubt any phone camera could take decent pics. I can recreate the purple thing certainly, but in actual use only seen it once. Never experienced antenna gate in the past either. Think a lot of these gripes across a lot of gadgets, not just Apple's, are from whiney overpriveleged first worlders. Have had flakey wifi speeds though, hoping that's fixed sooner rather than later. Side by side with my iPad, running the same speedtest, pinging the same server, I can get 30-40mbit on the iPad , 1-2mb on the phone 0_0. Other times, the phone can exceed the iPad.

    It's the software situation on the W8 tablets that'd make me reluctant to dive in early. That, and the fact the Pro tablets look far more interesting in the long term.

    Edited by yegon at 07:58:59 19-10-2012
  • THFourteen 19 Oct 2012 07:58:43 31,837 posts
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    Found a website which seems to offer reasonable prices for old ipads
    http://www.rpcrecycle.com/Manufacturer-Apple/Phones.aspx?m=ipad

    haven't used it myself so can't vouch for it, but might be handy for those who are trading in / up.
  • mrpon 19 Oct 2012 08:14:54 27,664 posts
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    Also MusicMagpie take iPads, better rates than TH14.

    /raspberry

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  • THFourteen 19 Oct 2012 08:24:01 31,837 posts
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    No it doesn't... musicmagpie offers 165 for our ipad 2 3g 16gb whereas my site offers 210!
  • mrpon 19 Oct 2012 08:28:18 27,664 posts
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    Heh, depends on the model it seems. First gen ipads are going for more on my site.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 19 October 2012 08:39:20
    My wife wants an iPad guys. You can sell me one :)
  • PrivateFloyd 19 Oct 2012 19:39:31 4,008 posts
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    @CrispyXUK

    I'm selling my ipad crisp if your interested.

    Details in the for sale thread, have sold an ipad to an EG'r before for feedback purposes.

    Goat is hungry.....

  • nickthegun 19 Oct 2012 21:28:49 56,034 posts
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    Thats quite extreme just to get feedback

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  • jonsaan 19 Oct 2012 21:33:54 25,256 posts
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    What's an ipad crisp? A new model?

    FCUTA!

  • PrivateFloyd 19 Oct 2012 23:16:32 4,008 posts
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    You guys.

    However my wording did set me up for some come backs so il let you off.

    But yeah, I'm selling an ipad 3 if anyone's interested.

    Goat is hungry.....

  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 00:01:03
    /continues to rub thighs
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 01:58:09
    @PrivateFloyd I trust ya, gimme ya price!! Want a 360 slim?
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 02:03:46
    7" so it's inbetween, not sure why they didn't so one before - probably jobs being a dick.

    They're right about the 5 dimensions and so are you :)
  • catterz 20 Oct 2012 02:09:50 8,763 posts
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    As an iPhone user I've always felt over-endowed in the thumb department. Luckily my 5 comes on Monday.

    I personally don't see a market for the iPad Mini. I have a MacBook Pro and an iPhone, so I've always ruled out the requirement of any tablet for myself anyway, though I do see a market for a standard sized tablet for other people. A small tablet is basically a large phone that doesn't call, right?

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  • mal 20 Oct 2012 02:27:39 22,006 posts
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    @Facepalm Isn't everyone complaining that Windows 8 UI isn't Windows Seveney enough?

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  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 02:34:04
    @Facepalm so do I, only have apple or osx in the house, just saying jobs was a dick.

    It's also unfair to say they don't innovate as it to say the opposite. Trying not to go it but I think there biggest innovation other than a workable windows based GUI is probably their ouch for USB, caught on quick in computing world
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 02:35:14
    mal wrote:
    @Facepalm Isn't everyone complaining that Windows 8 UI isn't Windows Seveney enough?
    Windows 8 is ace, the metro start bar and full screen apps you can't desktopify are shit
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