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      10-24-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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Cool Apple 10/23/12 Event: Thoughts & iPhone 5S + iPad 4 Speculation

what did you guys think of the apple event today? thought it was pretty good, just a refresh of all products but disappointed the imac didn't get retina display also the ipad 4 not bumping to 8mp camera. mac pro is due out later in 2013.

highlights:
ipad 4
ipad mini
imac
mac mini
macbook pro w/ retina

so when can we speculate iphone 5s & ipad 5 release?

iphone 2g: 5/29/07
iphone 3g: 7/11/08
iphone 3gs: 6/19/09
iphone 4: 6/24/10
iphone 4s: 10/14/11
iphone 5: 10/21/12
iphone 5s: ???

ipad: 3/3/10
ipad 2: 3/11/11
ipad 3: 3/16/12
ipad 4: 11/2/12 (speculated to be released march 2013, this threw people off by surprise today)
ipad 5: ???
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A new iPad just after 7 months? I bet there are a lot of pissed off iPad 3 owners.
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iPad 4 wasnt a surprise, many knew this was coming, due to the power management issues w/ the 3 and wanting to convert all products to the lighting port

I hear you on the no retina display of the iMac but I dont think the technology is quite there yet. The current resolution for the 27" is 2560x1440 for it to be a retina display it would need a resolution of roughly 5120x2880, not sure how many graphics card can handle that and being able to support two other displays like the current iMac can.
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New iPad just after 7 months. FAIL.

I just got my iPad 3 2 months ago
Had no idea that Apple was going to do this
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my thoughts (from an admittedly apple fanboy):

iPad mini: Amazing form factor. Loved EVERYTHING about it, but then let down by price. I understand that its a premium product compared to other plastic tablets out there, but the price tag is certainly not competitive. It's the bastard child between an iPad 2 and the new iPod touch. I was gonna get one for the girlfriend but even she wasn't impressed. I totally understand why.

Mac mini: Updated I/O and processor + memory spec bumps. Expected.

New NEW (?) iPad (4th gen): I was surprised they did a processor upgrade with the A6X chip (I assume iPhone 5 A6 chip but with quad-core graphics processing to power the Retina display). I was only expecting the change to lightening port. Oh well. Because of the same form factor, I see it as a mid-cycle bump; an "iPad 3S" if you will. I'm satisfied with my iPad 2 so I'll be waiting for the next generation with its newer form factor (thinner + lighter with an IGZO display, etc.).

New iMac: I was only expecting to see a spec bump for the new Ivy Bridge processors + additional ram and USB 3 integration. I was caught off guard by the new form factor which I must say looks absolutely amazing by from what was shown during the media event + pictures. Retina display? No one should be expecting that because of cost and production restraints. Hell, are there even graphics cards that can even drive that kind of screen? It's an AIO desktop; by sitting at a reasonable distance from the screen, a person can barely decipher the pixels anyway. A "Retina display iMac" is pretty pointless. A minor bump in screen resolution might be useful (programmers/developers creating software for the iPad 3/4 who want to see their apps in full res) but other than that, it's not fully practical at this moment.

13" Macbook Pro with Retina display: As expected.

Overall, it was a great media event, but I'll reserve judgement on the products themselves. At the moment, meh. Not interested since the current products I have are fine and I feel no sense of them being 'slow' by any means.

As for the above speculated release dates:

iPhone 5S: at least September 2013.

iPad "5" (new form factor): October/November 2013
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didn't really care since I got my iPhone 5 and retina macbook pro 15inch already.

Not really a big fan of tablets
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