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chanj0
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64 bits ARM
chanj0   10/23/2013 7:04:16 PM
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Market has been anticipating 64 bits ARM for sometimes. Finally, Apple comes out first. I am not too sure about the benefit of having 64 bits ARM on a tablet given its use. Who knows, when there is a better specification, engineers will find a way to discover its potential. Regardless of the potential of 64 bits ARM on a tablet, I am pretty sure it will benefit server, desktop and laptop computer. Given time, a full function OSX will be ported to ARM and the future generation Mac will be ARM based. The next apparent question is, "What will Intel do?"

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Re: Cameras on tablets
chanj0   10/23/2013 6:56:57 PM
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I agreed until I saw people carrying it and taking pictures in Grand Canyon.

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Re: Cameras on tablets
TonyTib   10/23/2013 6:50:47 PM
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Here in Silicon Valley, I see iPads & other tablets used quite often for taking pictures and videos, just like a huge smart phone.  I may think it looks stupid, and that even a cheap camera will give better results (due to optical zoom), but apparently lots of people feel differently.

I haven't asked anyone about it, but my guess is they like the large "viewfinder" and simple operation.

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Cameras on tablets
Frank Eory   10/23/2013 5:40:16 PM
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I find it interesting that the iPad Air has HD video capture, but I wonder how often the camera on an iPad or any other tablet actually gets used. Perhaps it is more useful on the Mini, but it seems like a full-sized iPad is an awkward platform for photography.

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iPad2
MeasurementBlues   10/23/2013 4:24:03 PM
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I'm sticking with my iPad2, thank you very much.

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MeasurementBlues   10/23/2013 4:24:01 PM
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I'm sticking with my iPad2, thank you very much.

TonyTib
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More Apple Catchup
TonyTib   10/23/2013 1:59:26 PM
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Last gen Kindle (Kindle HD) had MIMO; current Kindle HDX is lighter (13.2 oz), and probably faster (2.2GHz quad core).  I guess the big Apple advance is 64-bits.

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Re: Larger Retina Screen?
Susan Rambo   10/23/2013 12:28:30 PM
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You are right. iPad Air screen is same btwn the iPad 4 and Air.  to http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ipad-5-vs-ipad-4/    Sorry for the mistake.

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Larger Retina Screen?
Daniel Payne   10/23/2013 11:37:16 AM
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I don't understand the statement about "larger Retina screen" because the iPad Air has a 9.7" screen, the same size as the iPad 4. Yes, the iPad mini now has more pixels, but also the same screen size.

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Re: MIMO
junko.yoshida   10/23/2013 10:23:34 AM
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glad your wish came through!

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