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the iPad 2 camera reaction is a perfect example of the stubborn and narrow-thinking spec head/gadget people/geek orientation of the blogsphere.Apple added the cameras for the obvious purpose of video phone/web cam use - communication tools. of course the iPad's bigger screen provides much better viewing for this than a smaller smartphone can. so even if you have a phone with you, you'll use the iPad for it. they also are emergency backups for snapshots and video recording...
you don't HAVE to "plug it in to iTunes" or touch a Mac or PC ever. the Apple retail store will activate a new iPad for you on the spot, and even update the OS later if you bring it in and ask. no charge. yes, you will need to open an iTunes account for this, but no need to use it at all after that. you won't have a backup and will need to work around via various third party apps to transfer media to the iPad. not seamless, but it certainly works. so get on with it ...PS:...
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this is just thw beginning. all major Android OEM's - and Facebook - will "fork" Android in the next year or so. coming up with their own unique versions of the OS. independent of Google control. just one sucker will be left as the "official" OEM. Amazon made this possible. Google's real control point was the Android app store. now there is a better alternative, free of any customization limits. Google set up Android to work for the telcos, not the OEM's. now...
nah it will be out by the summer - july or august. Apple sticks pretty close to its announced scheds for major items. and it's got other good stuff to hype in the Fall. yes, the full and final beta will be released at WWDC. not quite the GM, but close. and yes, we should expect some final surprises then.
there are so many BS rumors about Apple's plans for this year flying around right now, you need more than an umbrella. you need a whole damn tent. they get a tiny pice of info and blow it up far beyond that into a whole dramatic story. it's hit-whoring pure and simple.
the same argument over whether a second license is needed to stream content over the web in addition to a customer's originally licensed local use is happening with cable tv right now too. in that case, Time Warner vs. their various cable channels. and also Google's big project to digitize all the world's book, which a court just stopped. of course content owners want a piece of this new streaming action. in fairness to them, such web distribution was not envisioned and...
good point that there may be strong linkages between iOS 5 and OS X Lion to account for this year. but Apple could handle that in two ways without delaying iOS 5 this year - intro a "Lion ready" iOS 5 in June as usual. or release the "Lion update" for it as iOS 5.1 in the Fall. presumably iOS 5.0 will already be "Apple cloud ready" in June, for any OS linkages that might enhance the new Apple cloud services. like the much-desired easy universal file sharing for iOS. this...
TechCrunch's track record with rumor mongering is very mixed. the "standard model" would have Apple release iOS 5 with iPhone 5 in June, and then the iPad version of iOS 5 in the Fall. the rumor may be picking up on only the second part of that sched. Apple TV 2 was also released last Fall, so it could get its iOS 5 update at the same time as the iPad. we might also see Apple TV 3 then, with the new A5 chips. that would make sense especially if there are further...
this back and forth about how iPad2 compares to consoles for hard core games misses the real point. as a hand held controller for full HDTV games, the Pad opens up dramatic new possibilities. at a minimum, it can display all the extra game info that otherwise clutters the screen or needs a pause. as the Real Racing game does. but it might do far more than that. it might actually become another part of the game. for example, becoming an entire cockpit control display for...
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