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post #136 of 623
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Originally Posted by marvin View Post
Yep, main reason why I'm not buying one now. From the various teardowns that have been performed, there's a lot of extra volume in the iPad and quite a bit of room for Apple to shrink the internals even more. Shouldn't be much of a challenge for Apple to ditch most of the bezel and produce a physically smaller iPad while maintaining screen size and battery life.

Plus they should be able to knock down the weight a lot by moving to a composite back as they did with the iPhone. Milled G10 would be preferred, but more likely molded Lexan due to cost. Milled aluminum looks nice, but it's not a very practical choice due to density. Smart industrial design, dumb engineering decision. The convex back needs to go too.

Secondary reason is cost. The iPad doesn't have any competition right now, so Apple's basically able to charge what they want. I figure increased competition should force them to drop their margins down into the 30% range vs the 50% range they're in now.
Great points. I think giving it time in general is wise when it comes to buying technology. The Xbox 360 launch is a great example for this. 6 months is not a long time unless you're going through some terminal disease.
post #137 of 623
I apologize if this has been mentioned. I looked thru and could not find it in this thread. Does the iPad have the ability to stream your itunes library? Similiar to how Apple TV works. I know the iPhone can't do it (without apps like Simplify), but I was hoping the iPad could.
post #138 of 623
not so far
post #139 of 623
Thanks Grawk, hopefully I can still use Simplify- but I heard they were stopping support for it.
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post #141 of 623
That would be great too! Right now I would settle on just streaming my stuff to the Pad.

edit- anyway just got back from BB with a 64GB. I hope I don't regret waiting for the 3G, but I figured I have my iPhone for internet everywhere. I really don't think this will leave my living room.
post #142 of 623
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I finally saw the apple case yesterday. Mine is being shipped now. It'll work, but I wish it wasn't so flimsy. It looks like it will only be really good for portrait mode tipped up slightly like a keyboard. I'd like a case with a pocket for the wireless keyboard that can stand up solidly for watching videos.

P. S. The bezel is absolutely necessary. Without it, you'd be activating the touch screen as you hold it.
post #143 of 623
Don't know of a small case that can hold the keyboard and provide a stand but the incase Travel case has extra room for keyboard, power cord, etc. and comes with a little stand, with a cable holder built in, and is not too huge.
post #144 of 623
Something i forgot to mention is, when i was checking out the iPad i overheard people saying the Apple case is causing problems regarding difficulties when it comes to charging the iPad while it's attached. I would just like some confirmation if this is true?
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Not for me
post #146 of 623
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Originally Posted by Pepsi View Post
Something i forgot to mention is, when i was checking out the iPad i overheard people saying the Apple case is causing problems regarding difficulties when it comes to charging the iPad while it's attached. I would just like some confirmation if this is true?
No problems for me.
post #147 of 623
It amazes me that electronics and their related peripherals that begin with "i" have totally transformed our lives.
Anyone who puts down Apple or Mac, or puts it in the same league as Bose, is making a totally naive statement.
Like it or not, Apple has changed the world as we know it (sort of like the space program). All of this from a man who drew no salary from his own company for years. Other companies could stand to learn some business sense from Apple.

Hats off to the innovators of the electronics world who make our lives a better place.
post #148 of 623
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I remember back when a large population here on HeadFi was totally bashing the iPod, saying it was inferior, had lousy sound quality and was a product designed for "sheep". Now, they all appear to have gone out and bought their own iPods. Have they learned anything from their mistake? No. Now they make the same sort of foolish comments about the iPad.
post #149 of 623
Was messing around with it the past weekend(father bought three so I just used one for the whole weekend). It's very much a large Ipod Touch but it's still great at what it does. I just placed an order for the 32gb version.
post #150 of 623
I am still trying to make up my mind, i have a great macbook pro, i have the 2nd gen 32gb ipod touch, i even have an iphone 3g, is this even necessary in my case?
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