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iPad-4 will it get more slimmer ?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by augustya, Mar 29, 2012.

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    Well, I am still to get my hands on the New iPad as it is still not available in my part of the world. But I have been reading lately about the Thickness and the weight between iPad-2 and the New iPad which is just marginal, but a lot of people find it noticeable. I had plans to get the iPad-3 from abroad but people have suggested me otherwise because if I had any problems be it Techical issues, Defects anything I will not be able to get any support or replacement here as the product is not launched here.

    So meanwhile there was this passing thought in my mind, what if some one passes on the iPad-3 right now, hoping that the iPad-4 will be more slimmer in weight atleast to what the iPad-2 was ! Which according to me was the perfect weight though I have still not held iPad-3 in my hands so cant really comment on how bulky iPad-3 is, But People are already feeling the weight. Now I do understand the iPad-3 with such beefed up specs and Display could not have managed with the iPad-2’s battery and hence the Bulk of the Battery. But if you guys recollect there was this talk about Apple talking to sharp for IGZO displays which would have achieved Retina Display with the required Pixel Per Inch at the same time not adding to the Bulk of the battery.

    So if were to talk about now that the iPad lineage has reached its optimum I mean now everything is there, what else could it get? better display, better battery, better GPU. I don’t think Apple will experiment with its size. So Now the only desirable thing left is maybe if it was slimmer if not dramatically atleast to what iPad-2 is. So how realistic is this thought that maybe iPad-4 will be slimmer than iPad-3. Which I think is now only possible if Apple changes the Display Technology used because, had it been possible in the current Display they would have already done it. So now only if it is IGZO or something similar, can it get slimmer and in other respect I think the iPad Family as a product has reached the optimum isn’t it ?

    And of course the endless need for faster and more faster processor and GPU which is never ending :eek:

    Any thoughts ?
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    To be honest, the size/weight differences are miniscule. I would actually prefer it be a little thicker and heavier than it is currently, but that is just me.
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    It's probably subjective. I too would like to see a thinner nd lighter design, which is basically what designers work to achieve.
    But like the iPod touch - I have a 1st gen, which to me is the ultimate design of the range. All other body shapes were just playing around with variations. I fear the iPad will do the same until the next new product is released to replace it.
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    But If I were to get the iPad-3 now, And if Next Year Apple would be to come out with iPad-4 which is absolutely the same, except for it being thinner and lighter. As they did in iPad-1 and iPad-2 I would get pretty annoyed with myself for having made the purchase with iPad-3 then when I would look back ;)
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    So you think other than the shape the ipad1 and 2 are 'absolutely the same' ?
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    So you've never bought any technology? Because every year there is always a new model that is either smaller faster or cheaper.
    Sure you can get the better version in a year from now, but by then you will have figured out that a newer model will come out the following year and you will never get one.

    Also the new iPad is heavier than iPad 2 by about the weight of a box of smarties.
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    Yes they are aint they ? iPad-1 is heavier than iPad-2 what else is different between those maybe the processor here and there...
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    is that a North American Idiom ? ;) Didn't quite understand it ! :eek:
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    A processor here or there is massive. The performance difference between the 2 is really noticeable. And the web cams.
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    I cannot tell that it is heavier...I cannot tell, other than how some of my cases won't fit, that it is thicker. Even the iPad2 could be heavy in your hand, compared to a Kindle e-book reader or a Nook Color, both of which I owned while owning the iPad 2.

    I would say there is a reasonable chance that the next iPad will lose a bit of weight...but would I wait a year for that? Absolutlely not. I need the new screen now. And I will enjoy 4G now.
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    I don't know how much have you read about the IGZO Display but only with that Apple could have acheived a more slimmer iPad as that Display doesnt require a hefty battery, and that is apparently not ready. So I dont know if any of you here agree but if Apple were to keep this current Display technology which is there right now in the iPad-3 which is the IPS Dual Led Display I dont know if they can still come out with a slimmer iPad, had that been the case they would have already done it in the New iPad, isn't it ?

    So My feeling is It has ot a be a Retina Display which is entirely based on a different display technology which can help iPad lose weight !
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    Once the tech is ready...and if it is affordable in the quantities that Apple will contract for, then I do believe they will use it to make their devices less power hungry. It is all a question of whether the tech is ready (can be made reliably and in the right numbers at the right cost)....they will always push to deliever the best in tech. But it all has to make sense technically and economically.

    But the iPad is not in serious need of losing weight. You will always find someone to complain about something.
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    I'm a native North American and I too don't understand "the weight of a box of smarties".
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    lol !
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    Smarties are diff candy in the U.S. and UK (and other places that get UK foods).

    The U.S. Smarties are rolls of circular candy that are like Pez, only softer. The UK Smarties are like M&Ms. I find the Cantonese-translated name for UK Smarties (also sold in Hong Kong, in tubes) funny; they're translated as "Intelligence Beans."
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    Looks like everyBody has got on to work ;) let's draw conclusion from this, what he was trying to say was the new iPad is marginally heavier than iPad-2 :p
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    The weight diff was specified by Apple. Perception depends on the person, though. I can feel the diff between my iPad 1 and 2, for instance, but it's not a big deal to me. For some, it might be.
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    As with anything there is always compromises.

    From my understanding It's really not so much the batteries that made it thicker but the screen. The act of elevating the pixels off the platform to eliminate the pixel bleed is what made it slightly thicker. What they have not quite fessed up to, is all prior screens had pixel bleed in them. Yes the iPad 2 screen has pixel bleed, look real close. Because of pixel bleed, doubling the amount of pixels wasn't going to be a noticeable change in definition to the human eye. The act of raising up the pixels to eliminate the pixel bleed increased the thickness of the display screen. Thus increasing the thickness of the whole device, slightly. Increased battery size to compensate for the power-hungry processor and display didn't mean the batteries had to be thicker they can simply be wider.

    The increased weight was due to the increased size of the batteries. Can you imagine the cries from people if they kept the batteries the same size and lost battery life?

    I can't believe people are griping about an increased thickness of a .6 millimeter or 0.0236 inches and an increased weight of 51 grams or 1.79 ounces. Some people take being a nerd to the extreme. Get a gym membership if it's too freaking heavy and it hurts to hold it too long.

    I'm glad I'm enjoying this new display now and not having to wait another year to shave off .6 mm or 1.79 ounces. Unbelievable what people worry about.
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