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Not so much the base machine but an add on line cellular coverage. Third parties can't build that into an iPad. Apple likely would need to partner with a bank or credit card company but I still see such a feature driving lots of sales. Anybody running a small business would benefit. Imagine an electrician, plumber or similar traveling from customer to customer each day. Another good use would be a temporary locations like sporting events festivals and the like. ...
If 16GB wasn't good enough before you would have only gotten 16GB more for your upgrade dollar. This approach just means that you get better value for your upgrade dollar. If anything this will lower the average selling price due to fewer people have a real need for the top of the line model.I really don't understand all the hand wring over the new storage sizes, it is a much more reasonable line up.
Do you ever get the feeling we are being manipulated at these product reveals. Think about it, how many people actually use the cameras on their iPads? I'm just left with the impression that they are trying to pull focus off other aspects of the new machine.For instance the A8X processor. Just try finding info about that chip. They claim it has an extra billion transistors relative to the A8 so those extra transistors have to be doing something.Honestly I'm...
Last year it was obvious that the designs where ready for Touch ID. The problem was production ramp up of the sensors.I'm not a Mini user but this certainly is a bit of stupidity on Apples part. They fall into a pattern here and then wonder why sales are tanking. Look what has happened to iPod Touch which is falling behind even as a gaming platform. It looks like the Mini is in an Apple death spiral already.Well this one I have to disagree with you on. The previous...
Good question, I suspect a new marketing name.This attitude that Apple displays at times is troubling. A device like the Mini exhibits poor sales so they do nothing significant upgrade wise. This leads to a self fulfilling prophecy were sales spiral downward due to the obvious dated nature of the device. Even an update to a simple A8 would have been more inspiring.
I'm surprised that Apple doesn't go after the NFC reader market with iPad. For the guy running a small business that is constantly moving from customer to customer such an iPad would make business life much better.
Well A8 now would need some enhancements but I'm pretty much convinced that a decent laptop as portable or more so than the AIR can be made. That machine would have decent performance too.Actually I suspect that they could save even more money. A8 is extremely integrated as far as SoC go. With a bit of beefing up there would be very little in the way of support chips required.They could do that or beef up A8 with more cores, a larger cache and so forth. Remember...
I would think that any new Apple portable would be retina of some sort. They have to keep an eye on the competition.I'm addicted to the Apple keyboard and track pad combo. Touch might have some benefit in a laptop but it isn't a show stopper for me.
It is a start.There are dozens of web sites that do that. Somethings are really the domain of specialist.This is a on going problem with Apple. Sadly you won't see real graphics muscle in an iMac because the platform can't handle it thermally. This is why I've supported the XMac concept for so long, which is basically a box with a decent desktop GPU. As the resolution goes up, the pathetic GPUs in an iMac will just look more rediculous.Really if you don't...
I'm not a big iMac fan but wouldn't that negatively impact the speakers, speakers that people already complain about. Of course Apple could unbundle the speakers but then people would complain about that.I don't know. I would imagine that there are more than a few people at Apple pissed off with Intel as I suspect Apple really wanted Broadwell this year. Broadwell would make for a nice Mini not to mention the rumored but delayed 12" MacBook like machine.
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