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A fresh set of pictures from China show what could be the outer casing for the next iPad, possibly a thinner iPad Air 2. A user on social network Weibo posted a trio of images with the claim that the pictures depict Cupertino's new fondleslab. The report does not provide any technical details on the hardware. Screen-grab of the …

Anonymous Coward

meet the new iPad ...

... same as the old iPad ...

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Re: meet the new iPad ...

>meet the new iPad ... ... same as the old iPad ...

Indeed. Or at least as close enough to the previous models to give people no big reason to upgrade their existing device.

Older tablets tend to do all that is asked of them - web browsing, video and maybe some games. Assuming that most people who want a tablet have already bought one, there isn't a pressing need for people who already own a tablet to upgrade to a new one.

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Re: meet the new iPad ...

"Assuming that most people who want a tablet have already bought one, there isn't a pressing need for people who already own a tablet to upgrade to a new one."

Apart from it being the new shiny from Apple. While not everyone - not even all Applytes - have that mindset, there are plenty of them.

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Headmaster

Typos ahoy!

Blimey, who needs proofreaders, eh? Mind you, the grill will come in handy when I get a bit peckish..

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I wonder

Will it be "cheap"?

If apple are concerned about volume they may be contemplating a lower price point.

phbbbb bwah cough splutter a ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Sorry... a further 30% markup it is then...

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Anonymous Coward

Do they really think everyone will keep buying a new one every year? Of course sales are down - almost everyone who wants one owns one and you'd probably only upgrade once every 3 years.

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Megaphone

Yawn...

...more this bloke says.....

My mate says a bloke in the pub overheard someone say that they know someone who knows this guy in China who works near the factory where some of the stuff for the iPhone 7 is being designed and some bloke was overheard by a cafe owner he knows and apparently the new iPhone 7 will have a better screen,

Seriously stop this shit, if you are going to constantly bang on about rumours, go work for the Daily Star....

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Re: Yawn...

"Seriously stop this shit,", or at least give me the "Thin naked model" you promised, a link perhaps, please, no Lego.

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All bar genius

Making a thinner iPad didn't improve sales, so make the new one even thinner - genius!

If they continue this way they'll have to call it the iSheet (careful how you pronounce that) :-)

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Re: All bar genius

They could supply that in rolls.

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Re: All bar genius

You'll only need one as well.

Maybe two if you're plenty wet ;-)

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Re: All bar genius

Surely, Shirley, that's 1Sheet, not iSheet!

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Coat

That looks more like an apple

than a 'clam'...

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What is ....

"Elam"?

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