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The only reason that I could imagine there would be a significant delay (a month vs a week) between and iPad3 announcement and launch, is to allow developers to update their apps to retina specs. On announcement day they release the beta for iOS5.1, then a month later it goes public upon the release of the iPad3. Since there was no resolution change between the iPad1 and iPad2, developers didn't need to change their apps for the new hardware.
The only reason these defined categories have any importance are so that businesses and investors can assess marketshare between competing companies. Trying to merge phones (even smartphones) and PCs doesn't help anyone assess what's happening in the computer market. But if tablets are eating PC marketshare (laptops or desktops), then then I think its tremendously important for that to be represented, and of course tablets from all makers should be included in those...
Phones have their own sales category, so no one is trying to decide whether to lump them into PC sales. So the point is moot. Tablets, however, fall into the same basic "Personal Computing" use case, even if a tablet isn't the best computer for every function. Personal Computing is it's primary function, not a secondary one. Desktops, Laptops, and Tablets are all PCs, with different form factors and different strengths. But PCs nonetheless.
I fully admit that my argument is thin, but if you were to ask someone what big cat Apple would have saved for OSX10.9, I think most would agree it would be Lion. I don't doubt that we could see iterative improvements for several years, and that this particular desktop paradigm can and likely will continue to evolve and mature. That said, if Apple did have a sea change in the works (and who knows what that means), they're not going to release a 10.8 and 10.9 and just...
I'm really surprised to not see more articles/discussions like this after the launch of 10.7. To put it in the most simplified terms, if you're naming your OS releases after big cats, shouldn't Lion logically be the "last" release of it's kind, as the "King of the beasts?". This is an enormously simple observation to put forward as evidence; but really... what do you call the next release after Lion? Do you switch animals? Or is this the end of the line for OSX as...
...and within 6 months the iPad 3 will be out (and perhaps iOS6 as well). So they'll have entirely new benchmark to be measured against.
It was proven to be bullshit the same day fcp.co posted it. Why this guy's statement was been given any credence or merit is completely beyond me. And he jumped in the same day it was published (November 25th) and told them himself they were wrong. I've already had it out with fcp.co about their reporting on this, but shame on AppleInsider for relinking and spreading this garbage. A guy in a video said it, so it must be true!
I think they're fine with it. The ONLY feature which benefits from 16:9 directly is movie watching, and that assumes the content you're watching isn't 4:3 or 2.35:1. For every other task- web browsing, books, magazines, etc. 4:3 has always felt better to me. If the iPad was a video device FIRST, then 16:9 would be the preferred aspect ratio. But it's only ONE of it's tasks, so it doesn't make sense to favour video to the detriment of all the others.
Of course, the ONLY reason any of this discussion has any meaning is to see how the market breaks down, and how that changes over time- because that will dictate to corporations where the consumer is putting their money. So in the end it's irrelevant if people think an iPad is a PC- If people are buying iPads as a PC replacement, then it's in the same general market because someone is spending money on one rather than the other. As would a smartphone if that's all the...
No. Because I think we can all agree that a PC is not a mono use device. I think people are getting all jumbled in this argument as to what the goal is- which is to define the appropriate market segment for the iPad. Smartphones can do a lot of the same basic tasks, but is anyone WANTING to pitch smartphones into the PC category? No. They have their own market segment that people are jockeying for position in. In the PC market, the goal is general multipurpose...
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