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11/9/2012 12:01 PM EST

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Borisblade
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Borisblade   11/9/2012 2:16:51 PM
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What a waste for a worthless article.

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ttt3   11/9/2012 2:54:15 PM
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How is this article "worthless"? Plenty of photos, etc. Did you miss that there are multiple pages?

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old account Frank Eory   11/9/2012 4:34:47 PM
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Thanks to UBM Techinsights for this. It is quite remarkable that Apple released a new generation iPad with nothing changed except the processor and the connector. This is far more incremental than their usual once a year product upgrade, and that alone is newsworthy.

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sranje   11/9/2012 4:49:22 PM
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iPAD Mini has an option for phone connectivity. Who supplies ICs - Qualcomm or somebody else? It would be nice to know !! Purists will dismiss it but - Mini could also be used as a phone/video-phone with a good headset...

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GREAT-Terry   11/11/2012 4:06:31 PM
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After all, what exactly is new in this iPad4 besides the CPU and lightning connector? With just an upgrade of IC with same functionality, I see not much innovation is in here! I frankly feel a bit disappointed with all 3 new products (iPad4, iPadmini, iPhone5) from Apple

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Jack.L   11/12/2012 4:48:41 PM
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Why disappointed? IPAD Mini is a great form factor. IPAD4 is faster and supports a new connector that will form the basis of the ecosystem moving forward. IPhone5 carries on a form factor tradition that is successful. I mean really for a tablet, what are you expecting? Screen is as good as needed now (except not 3D). Cameras are within limits of the technology (and cost). It's a tablet ... it does what is intended and well. While Apple is about form factor, its really about ecosystem and interoperability. There is no need for whiz-bang features to achieve that. People buy them because they work.

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Jack.L   11/12/2012 4:50:56 PM
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I will add .... what do we expect when we get a new PC now? Faster, bigger screen with more resolution, more memory and storage. We do not expect wiz bang features as most of that occurred in the early days. After that is has been incremental. Tablets are already evolutionary not revolutionary so why expect a game changer all the time?

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rogerwilker   11/12/2012 4:51:15 PM
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One upgrade you forgot is the wifi capability of using 2.4 or 5.0. There by increasing wifi capability tremendously. So, you have a much faster processor and wifi speeds.

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rogerwilker   11/12/2012 4:54:36 PM
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Don't think previous versions have the capability to use the 5.0 ghtz wifi band. My router has had this capability for a couple of years with nothing capable of using that band. This is great as there is a lot less traffic on the 5.0 band. This has convinced me that with the faster cpu and wifi, I am ready to get an iPad.

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Daniel Payne   11/12/2012 4:59:03 PM
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Good article with all of the details on ICs used in the design, my only nit is that it has been 7 months since the iPad 3 not 6 months (March to October).

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