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8/27/2014
01:56 PM

Apple Preps Jumbo iPad

iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement.

(Source: Apple)
(Source: Apple)

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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/27/2014 | 3:42:41 PM
Taking wagers
Shall we start a pool on the cost of a 13" iPad? I'm in for $1,499 - $1,699 with keyboard.
Laurianne
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8/27/2014 | 3:58:44 PM
Re: Taking wagers
What do you think, readers? Is Lorna in the right neighborhood? Also, is the size right?
DonaldD113
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DonaldD113,
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8/27/2014 | 4:13:57 PM
Re: Taking wagers
For that price, it better have a keyboard and run OS X.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/27/2014 | 4:16:01 PM
Re: Taking wagers
Microsoft charges extra for the Surface keyboard. I can't see Apple bundling it, though who knows?

And it's more likely that your next Mac will run iOS, no!!!?
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/27/2014 | 4:26:19 PM
Re: Taking wagers
I dislike that Microsoft charges extra for that keyboard. Let's not imitate that model, please. Next it will be called a "typing fee".
jgherbert
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8/27/2014 | 10:28:57 PM
Re: Taking wagers
@Lorna> "And it's more likely that your next Mac will run iOS, no!!!?"

 

Well I've heard that rumor, but then again I've seen Windows 8 and how the idea of a unified operating system went down with the world. We've discussed this here before I think, but the needs of a touch interface are really quite different to those of a mouse/trackpad/otherpointingdevice-based interface, and trying to make them all look the same is, at best, a wildly risky proposition :)
Thomas Claburn
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8/27/2014 | 4:26:06 PM
Re: Taking wagers
I think Apple would have to do it for $999 or less. Otherwise the pushback will be too much.
jgherbert
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8/27/2014 | 10:33:17 PM
Overlap
So the rumors have a 12" Macbook Air (still an "Air"?) and a 12.9" iPad. Seems odd that they'd have the biggest iPad being larger than the smallest (future) Macbook. And which do they want people to buy? I am not a fan of the Microsoft OS, but the Surface 3 thingy they're advertising does look pretty cool. So rather than a 12" MacBook fighting for market share against a 12.9" iPad, perhaps Apple needs to find a way to unify those products.

Or maybe we all love laptops more than I think we do.

Lorna Garey
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8/28/2014 | 9:04:00 AM
Re: Overlap
I'm sure it's generational, but I find a touch interface good for a few things, but overall, give me a compact trackpad and physical keyboard.
PedroGonzales
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8/28/2014 | 3:35:00 PM
Re: Overlap
a regular keyboard and mouse still beats a tablet.  I think tablets are good for consuming media, not for doing office work.  I think Microsoft is in the right direction if they want to merge tablets and laptops.  Surface comes with a keyboard and a stylus pen to handle surface touch screen capabilities.
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