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Michael Endler
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9/30/2014 | 11:38:48 PM
Re: iPads caught in a trap
@techocrati,

Maybe. If they release the alleged 12.9-inch iPad, they'll have to know a bunch of people will want to use it with a keyboard. Will Apple leave all that business to third parties, as it does now? Could Apple's mind change now that Microsoft, with its new Continuum feature for Windows 10, might have finally found a non-awkward way to do 2-in-1s? Apple's got a bunch of patents for 2-in-1 designs, many of which pre-date the Surface by quite some time. They've been thinking about it, but who knows when or if they'll act.
Alison_Diana
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9/23/2014 | 5:19:17 PM
Re: iPads caught in a trap
Yes, when i go to conferences I increasingly see people with tablets but I much prefer typing on my heavier MacBook. And I actually prefer my Kindle for tablet-like tasks like reading or looking up a website. Despite owning an iPad and a Kindle, I use my Kindle Fire a lot more than the iPad, even though i have a keyboard for the iPad.
Michael Endler
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9/22/2014 | 3:59:47 PM
Re: iPads caught in a trap
@Chris,

I've seen smartphone covers that are supposed to limit the angle of view such that it's fine for the user but harder to see for onlookers. I haven't tried one, though. Not sure how satisfying this would be in practice for someone concerned about this. Anyone tried it?
ChrisMurphy
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9/22/2014 | 3:27:19 PM
Re: iPads caught in a trap
I mentioned to a friend about getting the large screen iPhone, and she said "no, then everyone can see my business." Bigger not always better. Her triple pack is PC-iPhone-Kindle, with the Kindle just for reading.
nomii
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9/22/2014 | 2:57:27 PM
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@Pedro the heat is on in the tablet market which some time ago was seen in the laptop market. I think phablet is something to watch about as well. I believe that having a smart phone with a bit bigger screen will serve all purposes till the time we have some thing extra ordinary piece of equipment getting out attention.
nomii
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9/22/2014 | 2:54:04 PM
Re: iPads caught in a trap
@Chris you might be right but I have people for whom the price is just perfect. I believe it is basically the nature of work they are intended to do. Many a time a much expensive thing cannot do which some thing of few bucks can deliver.
JosephM649
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9/19/2014 | 3:38:05 PM
Re: iPads caught in a trap
Apple has already been eclipsed by another company!  It's called Samsung and Android.  They've had the "new" iPhone features for several years, and as the Samsung commercial points out, the Galaxy Note 2 beats out an iPhone Plus because it includes a sylus! It's time Apple looked for another market - maybe buggy whips!
PedroGonzales
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9/19/2014 | 9:47:06 AM
Re: iPads caught in a trap
Me too.  For work, I don't think a tablet can replace a laptop.  I'm hoping someday there will be a really light laptop.  Even better than the macbook air.  My laptop is really heavy, I try not to take it with me only if it's absolutely necessary.
hhendrickson274
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9/18/2014 | 2:39:21 PM
Possible alternative
One could make an argument that Apple is working on new MacBook Air with a 12" touch screen if you look at some of the rumours out of the supply chain regarding a potental 12" touch-screen.  That would make sense as it's in the middle of the current Air line-up and with the slow merger of the iOS and OS X platforms, I can see them doing some work to come up with a touch-enabled OS X as a dot release of 10.10 or 10.11.
ChrisMurphy
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9/18/2014 | 11:27:57 AM
Re: iPads caught in a trap
I'm not even sure about the detachable keyboard, @PedroGonzales, though I haven't used Surface and am open minded. My world depends on that workhorse laptop, so I want zero compromise on the laptop experience, esp the keyboard. TDB
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