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Harry Devlin
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1/29/2013 | 3:33:51 PM
re: Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
Hmm, or I can buy a 16GB Nexus 10 for $400, which includes a GPS (unlike the $800 iPad) so I can do off-line navigation (with NavFree), and also has HDMI out for hooking up to a TV in my hotel room, and has a MicroUSB port (unlike the iPad) if I need to bring along a lot of data like movies.

Or of course I can buy one of the many 32GB Android tablets with a MicroSD card slot for less than $500.

Apple is making its problems worse, not better, by refusing to come out with products that match the Android tablets in basic functionality. Those customers committed to iOS because of one of the very few apps not available on Android are Apple's core customers now.
Rerednaw
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1/29/2013 | 3:35:40 PM
re: Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
$800 price point for a tablet with no performance enhancement...I am uncertain how positive the demand would be.

Of course I've always had concerns with portable devices that didn't have a slot for standard (SD/XD/etc) memory...
mickrussom
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1/29/2013 | 3:43:57 PM
re: Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
Apple. What a bunch of losers. $800 bucks for a few extra bits of cheap commodity flash. What a sad, non-innovating loser company that comes out with a new product that has more flash. Hahahaha. innovation would be to have removeable msata flash and allow upgrades. But no, crapple makes its entire margin not on new features but overcharging for RAM and flash.

Loser company.
mickrussom
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1/29/2013 | 3:44:45 PM
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the goog is laying the smack down on crapple. The non innovating loser company that charges brutal amounts for ram and flash.
wla1mjd
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1/29/2013 | 3:45:23 PM
re: Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
...So let me get this straight, no performance enhancements whatsoever, still no SD card slot, all Apple did was slot in a different memory chip? Oh yeah, and the price of memory drops every year so the price should be the same or less right?

Wow. Good luck with that Apple.
Marc Lawrence
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1/29/2013 | 3:49:36 PM
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Apple is dead to me ever since they screwed me out of the iPad Google Maps app.
kamikrazee
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1/29/2013 | 3:58:48 PM
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Have to agree. A port o the iPad would be a MAJOR game changer, a means of sync'ng without having to use iTunes would be another solid plus, and being able to use apps not obtained through Apple would reduce the sense of resentment and control that the manufacturer engenders from the outset.

They have a winner and know it. They needn't be greedy when we pay so much for the product.
Andrew Binstock
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1/30/2013 | 5:50:50 AM
re: Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
And the Nexus' screen has higher resolution than the iPad.
burn0050bb
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burn0050bb,
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1/30/2013 | 7:33:15 PM
re: Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
This is the thing that makes me HATE Apple. Memory is cheap, but they price it as a premium in their products. They charge $300 for 128Gb memory, when you can get a USB flash drive of the same capacity for $70. And the memory probably costs them less than $50. F***K you, Apple.


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