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Open source is good for components not complete consumer products. Engineers are not designers.
So if I'm being shadowed by an Android-toting geek with a 16 Teraflop cluster on his back. I should change my Hotspot password if I switch it on - good to know! Ah! Ze Germans. McD
To expand (infringe?) upon someone else's observation, maybe if the photo had a black iPad, the same orientation & hadn't shrunk the 10.1" Galaxy Tab the comparison would have been clearer.   I seriously don't get where Apple are coming from with their legal strategy, never has the term 'divide & conquer' been more apt.  Apple are an integrator, they take standard or custom components (hardware or software) and integrate them via unique designs to produce products...
Remember, this years Android Tablet owner is next years iPad owner.
The processor bumps are evolutionary and expected though should drive an 11" or 13" Retina display more convincingly than Ivy Bridge. I'm more interested to see if 10.9 unleashes the GPGPU potential of even these integrated graphics at system level as opposed to being a luxury of high-end apps. I'd happily have an extra half-teraFLOP to crunch that gorgeous H.265 video. Engaging GPU cores may even make the dual-core vs quad-core CPU consideration largely redundant.
Or they're re-aligning the prices within the range to make Retina standard as opposed to premium.  If Retina component costs have come down this would make sense.  This way they could slide the cost down over time as opposed to stinging customers with high pre-WWDC pricing then dropping $500 the day after.   Or it could just be that nobody's buying them.
Apple should have transitioned to SSD with the new iMac range last year. Baseline at 128GB with options to increase SSD capacity or go Fusion. Jobs is truly gone.
So it does make a difference or it doesn't make a difference?  It's not immediate but use one for a while then go back to non-Retina.  After an afternoon with an rMBP I can hardly look at my iMac anymore.   I think Illustrator has but not AE.
Shame that he thinks Apple are capable of nothing more than upgrading with standard components.  I'm wondering if the timing is important.  Cook mentioned new products in the fall and this seems to coincide with both new silicon but also new software (OSX10.9).   Sure Apple needs to roll out Haswell CPUs & 802.11ac just to keep in the premier league but SSDs work so much better than HDDs and once tried there's no turning back from Retina displays, they make other...
    That's because Apple would integrate the technology properly & usefully (as OS-level) unlike any other hardware manufacturer can.  This seems to relate to the other post about virtual trackpads etc.  maybe they're waiting for OSX10.9 to be announced.   McD
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