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rugby
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Re: Today's Event Poll

said by sk1939:

said by rugby:

said by sk1939:

Timing, considering Microsoft for months has said the release date is Oct 26th. Since Apple released the Mini, it is/was expected the news would dwarf any news Microsoft has. Given the relative lackluster launch though anything is possible.

I'm sorry if you misunderstood me, I asked for facts. Not your own opinion.

Understandable, but you must admit the timing is a little too convenient to be coincidental.

Are you new to the industry? Everybody does this.

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No, they generally don't, especially when the company is the size of Apple. It's rather like a low blow I would say.



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When do pre orders for the ipad mini start? Early Friday or Friday during the day?
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Going by the website saying simply "Oct 26", it will be 12:00 AM Pacific time.
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My next computer purchase will be the iMac...man, that is a KILLER computer! SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! Next on the list, iPad Mini....then Mac Mini...or...maybe the MacMini should be my next purchase..

CURSE YOU APPLE! CURSE YOU! STOP MAKING STUFF I WANT!
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said by Thinkdiff:

Huh? The MBPr 13-in doesn't have an optical drive.

The MBP 13-in and 15-in w/ optical drive is still available.

Different units...plus they still need a low cost MBP.

Once LED prices come down, MBP(R) will be the new MacBook Pro.
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I know, that's what I was pointing out. sk1939 See Profile's comment didn't make any sense (to me, at least) because they didn't "pull" the superdrive on the 15" MBP either. They just added a new category of MBP that does not have superdrives.

I assume you mean LCD prices? I think it'll be 2 years until the MacBook Pro (non-R) is phased out in the 13" form factor. But that may be conservative.
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said by Thinkdiff:

I assume you mean LCD prices? I think it'll be 2 years until the MacBook Pro (non-R) is phased out in the 13" form factor. But that may be conservative.

Right, I meant LED backlite LCD. That said, two years they might start using OLED displays.

Gotta hand it to them, other than their iOS6 screw-up, their moving a long as Jobs would have.
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The new iMac and the iPad Mini bring nothing new to the table, I have no idea why you would want either other than to have the latest and greatest Apple product. You can't even use old accessories with the Mini unless you buy the Lightning to 30Pin adapter.


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said by Thinkdiff:

I know, that's what I was pointing out. sk1939 See Profile's comment didn't make any sense (to me, at least) because they didn't "pull" the superdrive on the 15" MBP either. They just added a new category of MBP that does not have superdrives.

I assume you mean LCD prices? I think it'll be 2 years until the MacBook Pro (non-R) is phased out in the 13" form factor. But that may be conservative.

That's the point, when the current Macbook is phased out none of Apple's notebooks will have optical drives built in. Additionally they nixed it from the Mac Mini and from the new iMac (which they should have made more powerful, not thinner, in addition to being overpriced). Some of us still use those on a regular basis, especially for restore options.


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Then they have a beautiful $79 SuperDrive to sell you. I'd bet the majority of users no longer use DVDs regularly.

I agree the iMac update doesn't make a whole lot of sense from a necessity standpoint. I don't think anybody was demanding thinner iMacs.
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I would have rather kept the thicker size and kept more user upgradable features
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Click for full size
Anybody else get one?

Haven't decided if I'm going to keep the order, yet. Just figured I'd get it now in case they're sold out for weeks like the iPhone 5 (although, I will be very surprised if it is). Need to play with one at an Apple Store first.
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Just preordered my iPad mini!
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White iPad minis are sold out of Day 1 orders already. That's incredible (or they have extremely limited supply).
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I chose Other. I was overall unimpressed, though with a new Mini I can now save money on the outgoing Mini model. As an ipad3 owner, meh to the iPad 4 but I'm still satisfied with the iPad 3 for now.
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Sorry you got hurt over this, but everybody does it.



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said by Thinkdiff:

Then they have a beautiful $79 SuperDrive to sell you. I'd bet the majority of users no longer use DVDs regularly.

I agree the iMac update doesn't make a whole lot of sense from a necessity standpoint. I don't think anybody was demanding thinner iMacs.

I've used my Super drive like twice this year, one of those times was using it just to be using it.
I don't think anyone even thought about a thinner iMac, but I can guaranty they sell millions because it is.
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iPad mini just arrived!
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