Comments on: What the next iPad will look like http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/ New Rules for a New IT World Sat, 10 Dec 2011 03:24:58 -0500 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Troy http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1218785 Troy Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:39:48 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1218785 Sounds very interesting but 2 screens back to back will probably be a weak design resulting in alot of cracked screens. Sounds very interesting but 2 screens back to back will probably be a weak design resulting in alot of cracked screens.

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By: Redes de proteção http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1211200 Redes de proteção Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:03:56 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1211200 I think simple is beautiful. I think simple is beautiful.

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By: Ismael Ghalimi http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1209939 Ismael Ghalimi Sun, 14 Nov 2010 13:23:21 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1209939 Indeed, one has to get a MacBook Air 11" in his hands and see these pictures to appreciate the value of the proposed design. It's not directly intuitive. But when you see it, it feels right. Very natural. Very simple. Very streamlined. Indeed, one has to get a MacBook Air 11” in his hands and see these pictures to appreciate the value of the proposed design. It’s not directly intuitive. But when you see it, it feels right. Very natural. Very simple. Very streamlined.

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By: Edwin http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1209606 Edwin Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:05:13 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1209606 Interesting. I just noticed that they tried some of that in the past. Here is a <a href="http://bit.ly/cdrb1w" rel="nofollow">post</a> on the history of the Apple Tablet. Now that I see your screenshots, there is something interesting about having both screens. It will be interesting to see how it pans out. Interesting. I just noticed that they tried some of that in the past. Here is a post on the history of the Apple Tablet. Now that I see your screenshots, there is something interesting about having both screens. It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

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By: Ismael Ghalimi http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1209506 Ismael Ghalimi Fri, 12 Nov 2010 03:50:49 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1209506 Apple has a <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/.a/6a0120a5580826970c013485974513970c-pi" rel="nofollow">patent</a> on such a form factor, but it would be more bulky and cumbersome I believe. Simple is beautiful. Apple has a patent on such a form factor, but it would be more bulky and cumbersome I believe. Simple is beautiful.

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By: Edwin Khodabakchian http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1209504 Edwin Khodabakchian Fri, 12 Nov 2010 03:48:38 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1209504 Interesting. What about allowing the screen to slide out instead of flipping. This way you could have a single screen. Interesting. What about allowing the screen to slide out instead of flipping. This way you could have a single screen.

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By: Ismael Ghalimi http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1208530 Ismael Ghalimi Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:41:29 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1208530 Rup, I think simple is beautiful. A second screen keeps things very simple, with existing mechanics. And it preserves the two form factors that people are used to: laptop and tablet. It's all about reducing the cognitive friction. Rup,

I think simple is beautiful.

A second screen keeps things very simple, with existing mechanics.

And it preserves the two form factors that people are used to: laptop and tablet.

It’s all about reducing the cognitive friction.

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By: Harry http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1208526 Harry Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:30:53 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1208526 The new iPad will almost certainly have the same built-in gyroscope that the iPhone 4 has in addition to the accelerometer. The new iPad will almost certainly have the same built-in gyroscope that the iPhone 4 has in addition to the accelerometer.

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By: Joshua Billington http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1208003 Joshua Billington Mon, 01 Nov 2010 17:31:31 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1208003 A <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/.a/6a0120a5580826970c013485974513970c-pi" rel="nofollow">similar concept</a> was submitted for patent in July 2010. A similar concept was submitted for patent in July 2010.

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By: Ark http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1206680 Ark Tue, 26 Oct 2010 09:19:17 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1206680 It would be great with a Home button. It would be great with a Home button.

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By: Rup http://itredux.com/2010/10/23/what-the-next-ipad-will-look-like/comment-page-1/#comment-1206421 Rup Mon, 25 Oct 2010 05:57:40 +0000 http://itredux.com/?p=1742#comment-1206421 Hi Ismaël, I share your enthusiasm for the iPad and the new MacBook Air, but I have other expectations for this new product you are hoping for. It's very quick and easy to point out the two main things lacking from an iPad to make it into a MacBook Air: - a keyboard (pretty obvious !) - horizontal multi-touch surface So, instead of sticking an iPad onto the MacBook Air, why not just deliver a separate, full-sized Bluetooth keyboard with a large glass trackpad, i.e. something like a detachable MacBook Air keyboard? The form factor of this keyboard would be important: too long (keyboard + lateral trackpad) would make it difficult to use in trains and planes, and Apple would need to produce left and right-hand keyboards with the trackpad on one side or the other. The trackpad should NOT be independent, since you do not want to have to keep three pieces (keyboard, trackpad and iPad) balanced on your small tray in front of your seat on the plane! The trackpad should be in its central position, just like any MacBook. This device could possibly have two extra features: one would be some way of hooking the iPad to it to keep things stable, but this would be difficult to make practical and beautiful! Another would be an intelligent way to use the space provided under the keyboard, maybe as an enclosure for extra batteries? In that case, designing the connector to the iPad is part of the previous point about hooking the screen to the keyboard. Bottom line: iPad + full-sized Bluetooth keyboard with large glass multi-touch trackpad is a better solution, from my point of view, than a double screen MacBook Air. What do you think? Hi Ismaël,

I share your enthusiasm for the iPad and the new MacBook Air, but I have other expectations for this new product you are hoping for.

It’s very quick and easy to point out the two main things lacking from an iPad to make it into a MacBook Air:
- a keyboard (pretty obvious !)
- horizontal multi-touch surface

So, instead of sticking an iPad onto the MacBook Air, why not just deliver a separate, full-sized Bluetooth keyboard with a large glass trackpad, i.e. something like a detachable MacBook Air keyboard?

The form factor of this keyboard would be important: too long (keyboard + lateral trackpad) would make it difficult to use in trains and planes, and Apple would need to produce left and right-hand keyboards with the trackpad on one side or the other.

The trackpad should NOT be independent, since you do not want to have to keep three pieces (keyboard, trackpad and iPad) balanced on your small tray in front of your seat on the plane!

The trackpad should be in its central position, just like any MacBook.

This device could possibly have two extra features: one would be some way of hooking the iPad to it to keep things stable, but this would be difficult to make practical and beautiful! Another would be an intelligent way to use the space provided under the keyboard, maybe as an enclosure for extra batteries? In that case, designing the connector to the iPad is part of the previous point about hooking the screen to the keyboard.

Bottom line: iPad + full-sized Bluetooth keyboard with large glass multi-touch trackpad is a better solution, from my point of view, than a double screen MacBook Air.

What do you think?

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