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the reasons for NetFlix success are simple - a great low price for the service and no time limits on watching anything. snailmail BD's and a huge DVD catalog (which can be ripped) add options for those looking for more. it's a great deal for consumers, hence its 60%+ market share. all the more more expensive a la carte services like iTunes can offer for the home viewer is earlier access to the big hits. but only the impatient really need that. and you can just do it the...
well, it's Saturday now. it turns out - as evidenced by the unexpected huge lines at Apple stores - that consumer reaction to iPad 2 is far more enthusiastic than all the pundits/reviewers, except a few. the best way to sum up most of those reviews is "faint praise." and the accompanying continued hype of as-yet-unreleased competing tablets as "real competition" continues in the blogsphere. reminds me of decade-long "great white hope" among the sports press early in...
that all the iPad 2 reviews ignore the issue of consumer support/service is a perfect example of the stupid spec fixation of the blogsphere. Apple's global retail store network uniquely provides free* walk-in warranty/repair service and open-ended customer support for iPad owners and, of course, owners of any Apple product. no other company has anything like it at all (notwithstanding MS' few prototype copycat stores and Sony's showroom Style stores). is this a huge...
that pretty much sums up all the reviews. more time was spent nitpicking than anything else. browser much faster? ho-hum. much more graphic power, meaning some great new stuff coming soon? yawn. killer new Garage Band app? well, two guys did notice that. a 720p camera no one needs? we want more megapixels! and so on ... of course, despite its rapidly decreasing importance, No Flash! and as usual, no one mentioned the unique walk-in support/service available globally...
that would be two reasons.
Samsung's 10.1 tab weighs the same and is just one-tenth" thicker than iPad 2. so that can't be what is "inadequate." the camera is fancier too. the processor/graphics? Samsung manufactures Apple's A5 chip, right? so they would certainly already have known about its performance for some time. the new Tegras that Android tabs are using are all there is for them now, so that can't be it either. maybe the grpahics chip? but video mirroring is hardly a big enough reason to...
looking at all the posts still clinging to the notion Apple "could" release a 3 or 2.5 hardware version of the iPad this Fall (beyond its likely iOS 5 update with some new software features and a possible Verizon 4G edition), despite the seemingly-definitive "2011 is the Year of iPad 2" statement and theme of yesterday's event the AI article was premised on, i just have to say one thing: you're clutching at straws. really. the Fall is the annual update time for the iPods...
yeah, when in the last ten years has Apple launched two important hardware updates in a single calendar year for any single major hardware product? not the iPhone. not the iPod. no MacBook or iMac i can remember. the only variance from annual update cycles is when Apple has waited even longer than a year for one (like the Mac Mini and Apple TV).and as you note, a retina display and even lighter carbon fiber shell would be a powerful new hardware attraction that would...
because the next major bump in iPad capabilities will come with iOS 5! the software, not the hardware!! with improved notifications and widgets and other convenience stuff like that where Android is most competitive. in the Fall probably, same as last year's iPad bump to iOS 4 with multitasking, cut and paste, folders, etc.and in between will come the iTunes/MobileMe enhancements that the iPad can also use to good advantage. Maybe something useful in OS X Lion too.it's a...
actually Jobs did put it down in writing - big white block letters on the theater's projection screen at least 5 feet tall. the last slide of the show! with him standing directly in front of it!!
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