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Sony does it, but I still think the Justice Dept would fight Apple on this because of iTunes. Apple would need to carefully design such a system & get government buy-in up front. But it's really the way to the future and might be the wisest way to actually save music. If artists can no longer make any money except by live shows, the music makers will suffer - and we will get little new music.
I must've fallen asleep and woken up on Opposite World. When did one USB port = "fully featured" ? Wha? Yikes!
Super duper, yet another proprietary cable. Apple Display Connector - remember that success story? Who in their right mind would want to just use plain old HDMI? Naw, that would be too industry standard, how would extra revenue get extracted from our pockets doing that???? Thanks a lot, Steve-o.
Really? We have iPhones and Android models, some we make calls with, some we tear apart, and some we use for testing. Each one has it's plus & minus characteristics but I would not term any one of them "junk." I like a number of the Android models, most are quite well built. They are selling extremely well, usually a good indication that customers like the product. They work well, feel solid, and deliver a lot of functionality and features for the dollar.I would say that...
The irony could be that the iPad's success might explode sales of netbooks. Think about it - you need a computer to connect the iPad to iTunes & get it registered, sync'd, updated, upgraded, etc., etc., & et al. You've just spent $700 or $900 or whatever... maybe with AppleCare, some accessories and taxes, you've cracked $1100/$1200. Why not save additional expenditures and just buy that $300 Windows netbook, so you have something to connect to? There's going to be a whole...
I would like something with a display smaller than 13" - in the 9" to 10" range - but a machine built with quality to be a real heavy-duty travel companion. I am not looking to skimp or save; I'm looking to trim real estate and footprint, not cost. I don't think I'm alone in this search. Apple could dominate this market (again) if they chose to. The best portable I ever owned was a PowerBook 165C, which had an 8.9" passive-matrix display. Even though the form factor and...
I agree with you but I just don't understand these manufacturers. Why do these instruments have to be so crappy? Nobody's forcing them to make junk, yet they do. I still wish Apple would launch a smaller form factor MacBook with a 9" or 10" LCD. I want something that runs OS X and some typical work productivity apps but with a smaller footprint, and a modicum of IO (not wimpy MBA IO). Something that would also do Skype video telecons. I think they'll sell a lot of the new...
I can envision ads cutting off a song you're listening to so it can pump it's audio through to you. I can see an ad's video taking over the screen, regardless of what you're reading at the time. There will eventually be so many damn moving things on a magazine page, it'll be too distracting to read. You're holding the world's most innovative portable advertising delivery mechanism. Yeah, this puppy's going to be one annoying walking billboard.
Upscaling. Not native HD resolutions.
Correcto mundo. Both 1366x768 and 1024x768 native display resolutions are commonly referred to as 720p HD. But it ain't about video IMHO. The real benefit to the iPad over any other display Apple supplies is the vertical display option. Think about it. All these damn wide screens that we must lug around... for what? Two hours a month of movie watching? I can't remember the last time I watched a movie on my MBP. However, I read email and PDF's and write documents and...
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