Apple would not call it an iPod.
I still have friends that are surprised when I tell them the iPod Touch can play movies and surf the internet and access email. To consumers
"iPod", by and large, means music player.
I don't see what's so difficult to grasp here. The iPad in it's current form is great for a general device. It does get a bit heavy
for gaming or reading books IMO.
Even if you drop the price to $299 you haven't deal with making a lighter device that is easier to transport, game and read on. Some people are
price sensitive and some are going to be weight/size sensitive.
If you look at the new iPad. Everything is over-engineered. Retina...
Smaller devices are more difficult to engineer. An iPhone 4S is $649 for 16GB an iPad with larger hirez screen, larger battery and LTE cellular is $629. In electronics making something larger is the easy task. Making it small and functional is considerably more difficult.
I've ignored Greenpeace a long time ago.
I realize they are trying to get maximum impact by chasing Apple but in the end it means, to me, they're goal is compromised.
Acting like nutcases isn't helping.
Area of need for this to happen
1. Unified standard for LTE and good coverage of 3G for fallback
2. Low cost low power chip and antenna system
3. Shared Data Plans becoming the norm
4. Carriers moving to cloud enablement for some of their features.
Most likely because there's financial gain in parity.
Most of the large carriers are pretty vocal about their disdain for phone subsidy and the iPhone commands amongst the largest of subsidy.
This puts more money in Apple's pocket than the carrier.
So what Verizon or AT&T will do is attempt to create parity amongst the brands they carry making sure not to let Android get too large. They are already
beginning to hype up the Lumia phones (not that...
So my landlady was contemplating moving off her MVNO based phone provider to Verizon and was asking me about
the iPhone. Her boyfriend has an iPhone and they wanted to Facetime and message each other.
Well she just walked in with a Verizon bag and a HTC Rezound. Evidently they made the Rezound sound like a world beater. Even
hyped up the Beats by Dre audio.
It's not a bad looking phone but going through the UI IMO is just a mess. I didn't want...
AlvarezLuis is banned.
I don't hang out on Android board and spew out my hatred for all things Android. Dissenting opinion is ok but if you hate Apple and the products from Apple there's little point in being a part of this community.
We have Android fans here and that's fine. They offer a unique approach to mobile phone OS that many of us do not know and many have thick skin (most of the time ...wink AbsoluteD) but Alvarez has overstepped the boundaries...
infraction given. This post serves nothing but to be an incendiary target. We value insightful commentary here even if it runs counter to what Apple fans like but look at your post here and ask yourself "what value did I bring" I think you'll find the answer too close to zero.