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When the original iPad was released, the market was stunned by its highly aggressive price point. Prior to its introduction, watchers were afraid it might be over a thousand dollars. Then we thought Apple would shave their margins and manage to hit $800. But when Steve showed us a starting price point of $499, our jaws dropped. Executives at competing companies fainted outright. This was not that day. Read: The Bean Counters Are Back In Charge At...
It's obvious that the bean-counters are back in charge at Apple. Back in the day, John Scully, John Louis Gassee, and others continually maintained that consumers would gladly pay a premium to own Apple computers. This despite the fact that Microsoft Windows-based PCs had, in many cases, already surpassed the capabilities of Apple's aging Macintosh lineup. And at far cheaper price points.   Fast forward to today, where Phil Schiller is publicly defending the iPad...
  Seriously? You realize that most of these books already flow text dynamically based on font size, correct? It's not like they're PDF's...
  Yeah, that's going to be hard to judge. The iPad mini will, of course, cannibalize some sales of the full size pad. But you're just got to wonder how many people who already have an iPad are ALSO going to buy a mini?   And while you're at it, how many of those people will keep the mini? Or sell their full size iPad if they decide the smaller version better suits their purposes.   Heck, for all we know, the smaller version could cannibalize sales of 4 out of 5 full size...
If a device is "too thin" to support needed functionality, then make the darn thing thicker. Which would let them stick a slightly larger battery while they're at it.
  Ummm... you know you can already toggle full-screen mode in iBooks, right? (Font Icon > Theme > Full Screen Mode)
  You're taking a portion of his quote out of context. Put back the "It's where the money, excitement, consumer interest, developer interest, corporate interest, education interest is, etc."   I also think you're being pretty shortsighted. Even today, we have desktops in spite of having notebooks. We have workstations more powerful than desktops. Servers more powerful than workstations. Mainframes more powerful than servers. Supercomputers that wipe the floor with all of...
  Apple could hold an "informal" event for the iPad mini and could possibly even announce a minor iPad upgrade with Lightning. Some new educational offerings as well?   Truth be told, however, iPad is getting mature enough that minor speed and feature bumps could be folded into the Apple store, much like mid-series bumps in the MacBook Pro line no longer deserve or require press events.
Hey Apple, I'm one of the many people who use an iPhone dock on my nightstand. I don't use (or want) a clock radio or speakers, just a dock. And please note that your Lightning to 30-pin adaptor won't due the trick either...
  You're complaining about errors in Apple's massive undertaking... and you can't even get an eight-word sentence grammatically correct? (grin)
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