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 Apple created this expectation problem themselves last year, when the iPad mini 2 had the same processor, memory, etc. as the iPad Air, the only difference was battery capacity and screen size.
As if on cue, the Sony Smartwatch 3 w/ GPS chip and music:  
Seems like a company that specializes in sapphire products should've known the risks?    Apparently the c-level execs at least knew when to cash out.   I still think there needs to be an SEC investigation of those stock sales right before the company declared bankruptcy.
 I would really like to be rid of Adobe.  Ironic, since they were once one of my favorite companies, but IMO they have really lost their way under Shantanu Narayen (and the vestiges of Macromedia) and I don't expect them to ever find their way back. I've committed to really trying to use the OSX version of Pixelmator this winter to see if I can't at least move completely off Ps.  TBH, I'm not interested in paying a monthly fee in order to access my own work. YMMV.  And,...
 I get what you're saying, but there is a pretty huge difference between a usable iPad screensize and usable iPhone screensize.  I'm sure they could find a way to shrink down the UI, but it would be a lot of work (look at the differences between the iPhone and iPad versions of the old iPhoto app).  My guess, and it's just a guess, is that they wanted to concentrate on the platform that had the most bang for the buck.  The devil's in the details, but as long as pictures...
 Also useful for those of us who aren't serious athletes but want to improve.  My big thing is riding distance, and my Stages power meter really helped me understand how to properly train and to pace myself.  I hadn't ridden a century since my 20s, now I do weekly rides in the 400-700 mile range all through the summer.
 I've got a 15000 mAh external battery from Anker that will charge my phone every day for a week, I mostly use it for backpacking, camping etc. trips.  Also useful in airports.  They come in smaller sizes for those who aren't likely to be away from civilization for extended periods and want something lighter/smaller.  The one I bought for my son cost all of $19 on Amazon.
FWIW, here's a random RideWithGPS route from this year's STP that you can upload to a Garmin or a smartphone turn-by-turn app or an electronic cue sheet app:   http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5274527   Just as an example of what's possible.
 I track my rides (MapMyRide, RideWithGPS, Strava, MotionX, etc.) but I tend to already know where I'm going.  OTOH, there are apps or bike computers/GPSs that will give you turn-by-turn directions if you need them, but that's different than route tracking. BTW, if you want to see how crazy this tracking stuff really gets, look up the prices for bicycle power meters.
 I bike between 50 and 100 miles with my iPhone as my sole GPS device and have no problem with battery life, even with speed and cadence data via Bluetooth.  The only concessions I make for battery life is to turn off WiFi, don't run unnecessary apps and let the screen turn itself off normally.  I keep looking at the various Garmin devices but its hard to spend that money when my phone and an inexpensive app pretty much already do everything I need.
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