Originally Posted by DaHarder
Nice tablet, but...
The A5 is now 3 generations behind other iPads, the iOS UI is more than dated at this point, the display is not even close to the resolution/quality of other 7 to 8 inch tablet devices (or even most modern smartphones) and the price is 'a bit much' for anything but the base model, especially the US $130.00 additional just for GPS/Cellular radios.
When it comes down to it, the iPad Mini is just another variation on the same 5 year-old iOS theme, which for many will be enough, but it does beg the question: Is Apple Just Running Out of New Ideas?
I completely agree. Having used computers for 35 years, iOS is stale as all heck. Why can't I turn wifi on and off without digging into settings? Yeah, I could jailbreak...
The cellular radio is expensive. The display should have been much better.
Forstall is out, and as we've heard, he was a bottleneck to change.
And I used the Podcast app for the first time in iOS 6 and it's horrible. What's with the reel-to-reel decks? How about some green/orange shag carpet? Haven't seen a reel-to-reel deck since the late 70s. Dumb all over.
Anyway, I was going to get a mini, but not with that low-rez screen. Next year? I guess Apple is trying to milk the market for whatever it is worth. Kudos to them. They are doing something right. People keep buying.
iPhone 4S, MacBook Pro i7, iPad 1 owner.