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The real competition is coming from elsewhere... Chinese white-box OEM suppliers are already flooding the market with 7" WiFi Android tablets. Most of these are currently selling for $99-$149 range. These cheap 7" tablets typically run an older (non-tablet optimized) version of Android, have resistive instead of capacitive touchscreens, and relatively low capacity batteries. They usually also have pretty minimal memory configuration and older generation ARM...
Even though the consensus appears to be that the expected margin reduction is due to iPads, new MacBook Airs and other "yet to be announced" lower margin products, I think the real reason is that Apple will be forced to reduce the iPhone pricing as of next year to compete more effectively with the flood of Android based phones.
Agreed. 4:3 is a much better aspect ratio for doing anything other than watching movies. Unfortunately, the monitor industry transitioned to 16:9 for two basic reasons:For a given diagonal dimension (which is how monitors are marketed) a 16:9 monitor has less surface area than a 4:3 or 16:10 monitor, and therefore is cheaper to manufacture.For larger size monitors, monitor vendors want to use panels for multiple purposes. 16:9 panels could be used to make LCD TVs as well...
Would you elaborate on how you came up with the "500X faster" number in your post?
Are we done with the "few more surprises" before the end of the year or are there more to come?
What's the point of a 16:9 display on a device that is advertised as a business oriented product? If the object is to work on documents, presentations, spreadsheets, etc., wouldn't a 4:3 form factor be much more convenient given that the screen area is so small to begin with? iPad screen area: 45.2 inches squared HP Slate screen area: 33.4 inches squared So the iPad has significantly more usable screen area than what a simple comparison of the diagonal dimensions would...
perhaps Steve is badmouthing 7" tablets because they were pre-announced by others and are likely to ship before Apple's 7" table. 7" is a great screen size for a portable web device. A 7" iPad can be significantly lighter and more portable than the current iPad. A high resolution 7" screen would provide sufficient display real estate for basic applications like email, basic web browsing, watching movies and most games. If Apple is targeting the iPad exclusively toward...
Apple will not make a 7" iPad until a 300+ DPI 7" retina display is available for the new 7" Apple iPad!
"iPad will clearly affect notebook computers. It is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when." "The more time passes, the more I am convinced that we've got a Tiger by the tail here."
Steve Jobs delivers a long, lengthy rant about how 7" screen size is too small for a tablet and 10" is the right form factor. Expect Apple to introduce a 7" iPad early next year...
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