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Apple Producing Smaller Version of iPad

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Nick, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I'm afraid you're out of luck, then. I just don't see anyone adding a handle, as most people want the protection of a case when they move their device. Plus the vulnerability to breakage of the handle itself and knocks to the device that'd bring in a lot more repairs and complaints. That's my handle on the situation....:D
     
  2. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    You could be right, but I sure hope you're wrong.

    They actually do have a $399 product ATM. The non-Retina iPad 2. So unless the iPad Mini is Retina, might be hard for them to justify charging the same $399 for a smaller non-Retina device.

    Different market segments, IMHO. Desire for pocketability vs. desire for screen size. Also at $299, the iPod Touch is 32GB. I think a 32GB iPad mini will cost $399. Just my .02.
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Agree. At the same time, I'd buy one for my gf, and then we'd have an extra device just for reading. My iPad has been burning through battery time even when asleep, and so the other day I read part of a book on my iPhone. It was surprisingly convenient and comfortable, aside from flipping the tiny pages every few seconds. The iPad isn't comfortable for extended reading unless it's on its own stand.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Funny you mention that. I have an old HTC Incredible (3.5 inch screen) I use like an iPod, and it is a surprisingly good e-book reader. Larger type than the newspaper, but as you say, more page flips.
     
  5. gilg1

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    Yup...you are probably right... I forgot that they still sell the iPad 2 at $399.99.... 16gb iPad Mini at $299.99 is a better price point with the 32gb probably at $399.99
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Amazon, ever vigilant for new trends in the marketplace, has added a new line of products -- cleaned clocks. I've ordered two, one for the mantle and one for the loo. :sure:
    I took my laptop to a pc repair shop and they said they could handle that. :p


    EDIT: A local jeweler is now offering a new service -- clock cleaning.

    bada boom!
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Bada Bing!!

    I hope those cleaned clocks are digital!

    Way easier to clean digital streams than analogue....:hurah:
     
  8. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    This probably belongs in another thread, but speaking of digital clocks, I recently got an analog-to-digital converter for my bladder -- now I pee a digital stream, but I still have to raise the seat! :lol: bada-bada-boom!
     
  9. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    "Ecosystem." I hate that word even more than "Cloud." :lol: It's not a forest, it's a tablet! :lol:
     
  10. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Using your example it sounds like you added an "L" by mistake in digital cLock. :grin:
     

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