Originally Posted by hmurchison
Agreed...i'm interested in seeing what new iOS paradigms enter the fray with iOS 6. Whatever happens with the mythical iPad mini I can tell you one thing if a mini hit before the busy shopping season it would suck the oxygen out of the room for competitors if priced sub $300.
Samsung could compete but few others would stand a chance IMO
Totally agree, even at $300 Samsung would have a hard time competing. That's kind of why I don't want Apple making a 7 inch. It would be devastating to the market if everyone just gave up. Sorry, as much as you guys like your iPads that is a world I do not want to live in.
Apple would never add phone support to their 7", Samsung does.
Apple would never add a miniSD card to their 7", Samsung does.
Apple would never add disk mounting when connected to a computer to their 7", Samsung does.
Apple would never add an active digitizer to their 7", Samsung will soon.
Apple would never add DLNA to stream videos to their 7", Samsung does.
There are plenty of reasons why we need Samsung to continue making their kick ass 7.7'' tablet. It's one of the best tablets you can buy but people would blindly buy the Apple instead without knowing all the short comings. I don't care if you agree but if you had one you would completely agree.
Apple could ruin that for me. Please keep to your end of the market Apple nothing to see down here.