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    News - Apple confirms iPad launch event for March 7th in San Francisco

    Exactly what will have changed over the iPad 2 besides the display?
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    Re: News - Apple confirms iPad launch event for March 7th in San Francisco

    there have also been rumours of a new mini docking port
    Not Apple-bashing, but what's wrong with the "standard" MicroUSB plug?

    That said, the fact that Samsung and Asus also choose to use a proprietary connection instead of that (uUSB) for charging/data-connection of their full sized tablets annoys me.

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    Re: News - Apple confirms iPad launch event for March 7th in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny_Y8S View Post
    Doesn't support composite video.
    Doesn't support HDMI video and audio.
    Doesn't support VGA video.
    No it doesn't.
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    Doesn't support audio.
    Isn't as easy to "dock" a device with.
    Isn't as easy to support a plug in dongle (EG IR transmitter)
    Yes it does.

    USB OTG, this is how you see people controlling their cameras from their phones in quite cool ways, ala:
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/06/a...ew-fanboys-re/
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    Re: News - Apple confirms iPad launch event for March 7th in San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny_Y8S View Post
    Doesn't support composite video. Doesn't support HDMI video and audio.
    Doesn't support VGA video. Doesn't support audio. Isn't as easy to "dock" a device with. Isn't as easy to support a plug in dongle (EG IR transmitter) A few advantages exist for a "plain" USB connection, but Apple would lose a lot. I'd rather have a single connection on my device than two... or three!
    Garn, I forgot that they (Apple) use that connection for video (been too long since I did anything with my iPod).
    Definitely don't agree though that the Apple dock connector is any easier to dock into than a microUSB. Personally I'd prefer to have standard connectors - say a microUSB plus one of those new microHDMI - sure that breaks your "one connection to rule them all" rule, but it's personal preference.

    Kind of off-topic, but I thought the general trend was to try and use WiFi or BT to stream media content these days. If so, then doesn't that relegate the dock connector to charging and data only?

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