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post #81 of 137
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post
 

 

People are idiots. Apple talks about nothing more than getting new hardware in the hands of as many people as possible… and then they keep selling crap from 2011!

 

Dump the 2, sell the 4th gen.

 

I agree.

 

I desperately need to change my 1st gen iPad and now I don't know what to do. I am not an iPad heavy user, so no need to have the new Air, but I don't want the 2. Probably I have to go for the new iPad mini.

post #82 of 137
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WHY the name?! WHY? Just iPad. Available in 9.7” and 7.9” versions. And eventually 12/13”.

 

STILL SELLING THE IPAD 2?! WHY?!

 

The difference on the retail sales floor between a retina iPad and a non-retina iPad is huge. To a potential customer it's immediately understandable -- a black & white reason to consider the iPad Air.

 

Where as trying to explaining A6X vs A7 and 64-bit vs 32-bit would just be gobbledegook to them. The customer would not be incorrect to surmise they'd be OK saving $100 by just going with an iPad "4".

 

Or in other words -- the iPad2 doesn't cannibalize iPad Air sales. It is pretty easily identifiable that saving $200 on an iPad 2 isn't that good of a deal.

 

As for the name? I'm sure they do it just to troll you.


Edited by 31 Flavas - 10/22/13 at 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by 31 Flavas View Post

The difference on the retail sales floor a retina iPad and a non-retina iPad is huge. To a potential customer it's immediately understandable -- a black & white reason to consider the iPad Air.

 

Where as trying to explaining A6X vs A7 and 64-bit vs 32-bit would just be gobbledegook to them. The customer would not be incorrect to surmise they'd be OK with an iPad "4" and be comfortable saving $100.

 

These are good points. I just don’t like skipping new tech to sell old.

 
As for the name? I'm sure they do it just to troll you. 

 

I am fully confident in this theory.

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post #84 of 137
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Seems you’re still stuck in your join date. No one cares.

Maybe you're right - but I will say that I thought the same thing until I actually had these things available in a tablet.

 

USB ... super easy to quickly pop-in a thumb drive and pull up a bunch of movies to playback directly (no transferring of files to deal with, no worries about not having enough space or a connection to stream, I can keep several drives with me - loaded with things for the kids and for me, etc.)

 

MicroSD ... After continually juggling files on the iPad because there was not enough room to store my photos, music, etc., it is so nice to have the option for extra storage right on the device.

 

Flash ... I don't disagree with you completely on this one, but even though it is sure to die out completely soon, there are still a ton of Flash-based games that the kids like. 

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I think Apple keeps all the foreign currency in foreign land to avoid taxes.  There is nothing to absorb other than on books when doing financial reporting.

And financial reporting is where it's at: taking an earnings per device sold hit in dollars  of 17% is probably outside most company's tolerance range. IIRC Japan recently saw an adjustment on exchange grounds.

post #86 of 137
I love that their still selling the iPad 2!

The iPad 2 is probably pure profit considering it'll be selling for the same $399 price for another year! But I'm sure businesses and schools will continue to buy the iPad 2 en masse for an even lower discounted price.

The iPad 2 is honestly still one of the best full sized tablets on the market. Yes it doesn't have retina but it's display is gorgeous and it has excellent battery life and it's comfortably light in the hand.

Good move Apple. I expect margins to go through the roof with this lineup of iPads.
post #87 of 137
I think the iPad Air is a nice upgrade, but like many others was hoping for the Touch ID. I just now ordered a refurbished iPad 4 64GB at a $170 savings. I'll hold out for a Touch ID iPad or the possible iPad Pro.....
post #88 of 137

This is really disappointing! The form factor is nice but I think it is time for the innovation that I expect from Apple!

 

IGZO Display - This should have been deployed by apple some time ago. Tablets are now entering the marketplace with these displays. I would have expected it from Apple first. The energy savings would have allowed them to shrink the battery and open considerably more options!

 

USB Support - This is long overdue. There is nothing more frustrating then being forced to use a computer to copy data from a USB device to my iPad. Not to mention the frustration involved when I don't have the computer that contains my library.

 

Micro SD Support - Numerous driod devices have had this for some time and I am still limited by the constraints of my initial purchase size. I would like to have my music on one sd and videos for my kids on another. Currently I have to juggle what videos and music I put on the device and further limit it by the constraints of importing video to use in 1Second Everyday.

 

Keyboard Accessory - They haven't release a keyboard dock since the original in ages. It would be nice to have a keyboard like the ones used on the surface.

 

Larger Display - I want a larger display, not a mini. I use my iPad and I like the size. If I wanted to read a book. I would read it using something with e-ink. I want it for media. Give me something with a 12 or even 18 inch touch screen!

 

Split Screen - This feature is long overdue. There is nothing more frustrating than flipping back and forth between applications to accomplish a single task. Give me the ability to view my research in one half of the display and compose a document in the other. This has been around for some time now. I use multiple monitors on the desktop, why cant you give me the ability to do that here. Even those with, cough/choke/laugh, Windows have the ability to use split screen. Samsung touchwiz implemented the feature... Why cant I have the feature without a joke of an OS.

 

Stylus Input - I want to scream, each and every time I have to use my finger to sign something. What good is a signature if you cannot pickup the nuances of an actual pen. Authenticating a signature is improbable.

 

File System Access - I am not always close to the computer with my iTunes library. Give me the ability to add something! 

 

Photo Modified Date -  If I save something to my camera roll it sets the file created date to the date of download. When applications access the ios asset library they are given a created date without the modified date. As a result there is no way for them to determine when the photo was actually taken! This is something that has been available in most commercial file systems back to DOS and Xerox OS. Linux has it, isn't that what iOS is based on...

 

I am afraid that the innovation that I had come to expect from apple has died with Steve. I am finally considering a move to something else. :(

post #89 of 137
iPad Air%u2026 because in 2014 we'll see a 12" iPad Pro, maybe? I'm guessing that's the path it'll take.

4" iPhone

8" Mini, 10" Air, 12" Pro

13" ~ 15" laptops

21" ~ 27" desktops/displays


The only real gap in there is a 6" display. iPad Nano? Or a hybrid phone/tablet device? Tim Cook said they had a ton of new products in the pipeline for 2014 as well.


I think we'll see better cameras, Touch ID, and a speed bump in the next-gen iPad updates. And maybe the "iPad Pro"%u2026 meanwhile, I'm going to have to make the tough choice between the new iPad Mini or the iPad Air! 1biggrin.gif
post #90 of 137

Nope.

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I think Apple keeps all the foreign currency in foreign land to avoid taxes.  There is nothing to absorb other than on books when doing financial reporting.

One of the least intelligent comments!

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post #92 of 137
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............ innovation.........

............

I am afraid that the innovation............. I am finally considering a move to something else. :(

Have a nice trip!

 

Having never liked that word, way too heavy on the vapid. Though coupling it with the demand for USB, Micro-SD and a keyboard? Priceless. Innovation for the 80's perhaps.

 

Oh and good luck with that new shiny packing all those innovations in. Probably the best $50 you'll ever spend.


Edited by jfc1138 - 10/22/13 at 2:08pm
post #93 of 137
If there still selling the 2, why not make it cheaper than mini at $300-$350?
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This is really disappointing! The form factor is nice but I think it is time for the innovation that I expect from Apple!

...

 

... considering a move to something else. :(

Bye!

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post #95 of 137
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I'm an idiot

Agreed.

post #96 of 137
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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post

Wow. Not many of us saw that name coming!

iPad Air is what some people thought the iPad mini would be called last year:

http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/152133/apples-7-85-inch-ipad-will-in-fact-be-named-ipad-mini-report/40#post_2175918
post #97 of 137
Originally Posted by tbruinsma View Post
This is really disappointing! The form factor is nice but I think it is time for the innovation that I expect from Apple!

 

Be quiet.

 
IGZO Display

 

Who the frick cares?

Keyboard Accessory

 

It’s called ANY BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD EVER MADE.

 
Larger Display

 

Yep. No, seriously, I 100% agree.

 
Split Screen

 

No, it’s not “long overdue”. It’s just idiotic. Search the App Store for “Desktop”.

 
Stylus Input

 

Yuck. Period. Buy a Wacom.

 
File System Access

 

This will never happen, nor should it. Get over file trees. We’re burning the forests down.

 

Photo Modified Date

 

Seems like a stupid thing to list alongside everything else.

 

I am afraid that the innovation that I had come to expect from apple has died with Steve. I am finally considering a move to something else.

 

We couldn’t care less. Go away.

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When the Australian dollar was worth USD1.15 we were still paying $539. Apple Tax strikes again.

 

It amazes me the number of Australians that just do a direct comparison. In the US prices generally DO NOT include sales tax. In Australia, the price displayed must include the 10% Goods and Services Tax. So, based on a price of $539. we were actually paying $490 + $49 GST.

 

And where did you get an exchange rate of $1.15? It's hasn't been that high ever. The highest it ever got was $1.10. This time last year it was hovering around $1.03-$1.04.

post #99 of 137

From sweet to sour in a spec (or two): those for photography and video; the image sensor/lens capabilities, and the video features being the obvious ones. Always leave them wanting more. Mastered by Apple in California. I'm grousing, just a little. :-)

 

I realize most people find using an iPad for casual photography/video unsuitable, even absurd, particularly when out and about. At home though, when the iPad is already in hand, it is less of an issue, even an advantage when trying to preserve those fleeting 'precious moments'. The iPad's big, beautiful screen is a delight to compose with, and convenient to edit with.

 

It's not just about the megapixel count. The reality is, that when it comes to image quality -  tone, colour, sensor sensitivity and dynamic range, max lens aperture, and image stabilization have a far greater visible affect. Would be cool to have video slo-mo though. And pano mode. And True Tone flash...

 

There is no technical reason not to have iSight and subsystem parity between the iPad Air and the iPhone 5s. So, it comes down to marketing and product differentiation. Understandable, if a little disappointing from a customer perspective.

 

Concerning the lack of Touch ID and its biometric protection and the future possibility for two-factor authentication, for many consumers it is presently likely more a 'would be nice to have' convenience feature rather than a 'must have' one. IT admins in the enterprise with BYOD policies may feel differently. The value of convenience for Touch ID rises for usage such as in making iTunes purchases, given the longer character input necessary for password authentication. Its value will only increase given the exponential growth potential for its use in mobile e-commerce.  Of course, if you are one of those who don't use a passcode to protect personal data, it is probably a necessity for encouraging security implementation. The caveat is that Touch ID is only convenient if it is reliably accurate and consistently responsive. In part, that means a clean finger and a clean sensor.

 

As far as positioning the iPad Air as the full-size consumer model in the product tier, with a 'Pro' to follow with upgraded specs, only time will tell. In any such presumptive model I would find value primarily in pressure-sensitivity. Although, I can see merit in a larger screen, as long as the weight economy is maintained.

 

From a usage, capability, and form perspective, the iPad Air is an incremental, yet significant update. The dimensional and weight reductions, while concurrently advancing performance, are more difficult to design and engineer than perhaps many appreciate. Refinement through iteration. Kudos to Apple.


Edited by AweWyld - 10/22/13 at 5:38pm
post #100 of 137
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Spectacular ad, by the way. 

Agreed. They should have led off the iPad Air presentation with it - would had more of an impact not knowing what was behind that pencil.
post #101 of 137
It's really curious that the new iPad Air and Mini are matched spec-for-spec except for price, weight and PPI, all of which the mini beats out the Air.

I was willing to sidegrade to the mini from iPad 3 for the weight alone. A7 makes this is a massive upgrade.

It seems doubtful that the mini could match the Air for battery life as quoted though.
post #102 of 137
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It's really curious that the new iPad Air and Mini are matched spec-for-spec except for price, weight and PPI, all of which the mini beats out the Air.

I was willing to sidegrade to the mini from iPad 3 for the weight alone. A7 makes this is a massive upgrade.

It seems doubtful that the mini could match the Air for battery life as quoted though.

There is the smaller backlight which does help significantly but for the additional drop in size and weight I'm guessing it's clocked lower to the reduce power draw.
post #103 of 137
Don't lament the lack of Touch ID in the iPad Air too much. The button on my 5S is getting more finicky by the day. It often takes 2-3 attempts to unlock the screen. Would be just as fast, though arguably less secure, to swipe and enter a 4-digit PIN.
post #104 of 137
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Apple's full-size iPad has been given a new name: The iPad Air. The new model has a 20 percent thinner design, just 7.5 millimeters thick and weighing in at just one pound, making it the lightest full-size tablet in the world.

I have a problem with this statement. Who exactly determines what a full-size tablet is? Sony could argue that their Xperia Z (10.1") is the lightest full-size tablet as the 9.7" iPad is a smaller device...???


Edited by hentaiboy - 10/22/13 at 5:22pm
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post #105 of 137
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So it's obvious that Apple is attempting slowly begin aligning the iPad with its computer line.

They could have just called it the "new iPad," or any other conceivable name. But the fact that they chose "air" means that they are setting the stage for an iPad "Pro."

My guess is that the Pro will have the finger id button, it will feature more storage space, and it might even have a clever keyboard accessory like MS' Surface (although much better executed, of course).

If they can charge, say, $700 or $800 for an iPad Pro, it makes the "Air" the choice for the average user, whereas the "mini" becomes the de-facto model for younger audiences and those with less money.

I think Apple's long-term goal (over, say, 10-12 years) is to completely phase-out x86-based computers and Mac Os. As Apple slowly expands iOS into the "professional" arena, and exponentially increases the power of its AX processors, I think we will see entire laptops/desktops running a future version of iOS using Apple-produced proprietary processors.

And I think the move today toward integrating the iPad into the computer lineup is the very first step.

 

Sorry, but phasing OS X means folks still don't get the difference between embedded and non-embedded worlds.

 

Desktop/Laptop/Workstation class CPU architectures are about to take a huge leap forward. Guess what? They aren't jumping off a cliff to scale down to the size of a 1W footprint. On full-load designs they will reach their peak in present material designs, then leap heavily in new Material Science Engineering designs with Graphene and in the Z-plane.

 

Then they move from 5-7 Billion Transitors to 500-700 Billion transistors with present day Wattage loads for the Workstation class.

 

You should see where this is going. Embedded space has reached its zenith in `thinness.' It's going to be about more advanced and force dampening polymers that can expand performance while maintaning 2013 power consumption levels.

 

The only area that will scale down more is the luxury world of iWatch.

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On full-load designs they will reach their peak in present material designs, then leap heavily in new Material Science Engineering designs with Graphene and in the Z-plane.

We love it when you talk dirty :smokey:

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post #107 of 137
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WHY the name?! WHY? Just iPad. Available in 9.7” and 7.9” versions. And eventually 12/13”.

 

STILL SELLING THE IPAD 2?! WHY?!

 

Mac Mini - iPad mini

iPad Air - MacBook Air

iPad Pro? - MacBook Pro

 

What do you think?

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Originally Posted by WonkoTheSane View Post

Mac Mini - iPad mini

iPad Air - MacBook Air

iPad Pro? - MacBook Pro

 

What do you think?

 

I think it’s valid. I also think it’s unnecessary. One iPad, three sizes. When they had 13”, 15” and 17”, it wasn’t MacBook Pro Mini, MacBook Pro Air, and MacBook Pro Pro, after all.

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post #109 of 137

How come iPad Air only displays "iPad" on the casing?

 

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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post
How come iPad Air only displays "iPad" on the casing?

 

Because hooray.

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post #111 of 137

iPad Air Parody (didn't take long)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enbhb-mY69Y

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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post
iPad Air Parody (didn't take long)

 

Didn’t think I’d ever hear the dial-up tone again. Ah, the memories.

 

The horrid… horrid memories.

 

“Do you actually remember anything?”

No.

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post #113 of 137
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Maybe you're right - but I will say that I thought the same thing until I actually had these things available in a tablet.

 

USB ... super easy to quickly pop-in a thumb drive and pull up a bunch of movies to playback directly (no transferring of files to deal with, no worries about not having enough space or a connection to stream, I can keep several drives with me - loaded with things for the kids and for me, etc.)

 

MicroSD ... After continually juggling files on the iPad because there was not enough room to store my photos, music, etc., it is so nice to have the option for extra storage right on the device.

 

Flash ... I don't disagree with you completely on this one, but even though it is sure to die out completely soon, there are still a ton of Flash-based games that the kids like. 

 

You don't want a tablet. You want a PC shaped like a tablet.

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post #114 of 137
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How come iPad Air only displays "iPad" on the casing?

 

airinhand

 

To keep the name out of the supply chain leaks?

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post #115 of 137
iPad Air? Does this mean we should expect an iPad Pro?
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iPad Air? Does this mean we should expect an iPad Pro?

I think it's worth pondering.
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This is really disappointing! The form factor is nice but I think it is time for the innovation that I expect from Apple!

 

IGZO Display - This should have been deployed by apple some time ago. Tablets are now entering the marketplace with these displays. I would have expected it from Apple first. The energy savings would have allowed them to shrink the battery and open considerably more options!

 

USB Support - This is long overdue. There is nothing more frustrating then being forced to use a computer to copy data from a USB device to my iPad. Not to mention the frustration involved when I don't have the computer that contains my library.

 

Micro SD Support - Numerous driod devices have had this for some time and I am still limited by the constraints of my initial purchase size. I would like to have my music on one sd and videos for my kids on another. Currently I have to juggle what videos and music I put on the device and further limit it by the constraints of importing video to use in 1Second Everyday.

 

Keyboard Accessory - They haven't release a keyboard dock since the original in ages. It would be nice to have a keyboard like the ones used on the surface.

 

Larger Display - I want a larger display, not a mini. I use my iPad and I like the size. If I wanted to read a book. I would read it using something with e-ink. I want it for media. Give me something with a 12 or even 18 inch touch screen!

 

Split Screen - This feature is long overdue. There is nothing more frustrating than flipping back and forth between applications to accomplish a single task. Give me the ability to view my research in one half of the display and compose a document in the other. This has been around for some time now. I use multiple monitors on the desktop, why cant you give me the ability to do that here. Even those with, cough/choke/laugh, Windows have the ability to use split screen. Samsung touchwiz implemented the feature... Why cant I have the feature without a joke of an OS.

 

Stylus Input - I want to scream, each and every time I have to use my finger to sign something. What good is a signature if you cannot pickup the nuances of an actual pen. Authenticating a signature is improbable.

 

File System Access - I am not always close to the computer with my iTunes library. Give me the ability to add something! 

 

Photo Modified Date -  If I save something to my camera roll it sets the file created date to the date of download. When applications access the ios asset library they are given a created date without the modified date. As a result there is no way for them to determine when the photo was actually taken! This is something that has been available in most commercial file systems back to DOS and Xerox OS. Linux has it, isn't that what iOS is based on...

 

I am afraid that the innovation that I had come to expect from apple has died with Steve. I am finally considering a move to something else. :(

 

Don't forget the DVD-drive and floppy disk.

What you call "innovation" is merely the 2002 Windows Tablet PC with Intel Pentium III.

 

I would have given you the benefit of a doubt and assumed you just like PCs, but that ignorant remark about Steve Jobs and innovation has me convinced that you don't understand Steve's vision of a cloud-connected, pervasively wireless, post-PC device. Your list is yesterday's paradigm of computing, which Apple leading the charge away from since Steve unveiled the iPhone.

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This is really disappointing! The form factor is nice but I think it is time for the innovation that I expect from Apple!

 

IGZO Display - This should have been deployed by apple some time ago. Tablets are now entering the marketplace with these displays. I would have expected it from Apple first. The energy savings would have allowed them to shrink the battery and open considerably more options!

 

USB Support - This is long overdue. There is nothing more frustrating then being forced to use a computer to copy data from a USB device to my iPad. Not to mention the frustration involved when I don't have the computer that contains my library.

 

Micro SD Support - Numerous driod devices have had this for some time and I am still limited by the constraints of my initial purchase size. I would like to have my music on one sd and videos for my kids on another. Currently I have to juggle what videos and music I put on the device and further limit it by the constraints of importing video to use in 1Second Everyday.

 

Keyboard Accessory - They haven't release a keyboard dock since the original in ages. It would be nice to have a keyboard like the ones used on the surface.

 

Larger Display - I want a larger display, not a mini. I use my iPad and I like the size. If I wanted to read a book. I would read it using something with e-ink. I want it for media. Give me something with a 12 or even 18 inch touch screen!

 

Split Screen - This feature is long overdue. There is nothing more frustrating than flipping back and forth between applications to accomplish a single task. Give me the ability to view my research in one half of the display and compose a document in the other. This has been around for some time now. I use multiple monitors on the desktop, why cant you give me the ability to do that here. Even those with, cough/choke/laugh, Windows have the ability to use split screen. Samsung touchwiz implemented the feature... Why cant I have the feature without a joke of an OS.

 

Stylus Input - I want to scream, each and every time I have to use my finger to sign something. What good is a signature if you cannot pickup the nuances of an actual pen. Authenticating a signature is improbable.

 

File System Access - I am not always close to the computer with my iTunes library. Give me the ability to add something! 

 

Photo Modified Date -  If I save something to my camera roll it sets the file created date to the date of download. When applications access the ios asset library they are given a created date without the modified date. As a result there is no way for them to determine when the photo was actually taken! This is something that has been available in most commercial file systems back to DOS and Xerox OS. Linux has it, isn't that what iOS is based on...

 

I am afraid that the innovation that I had come to expect from apple has died with Steve. I am finally considering a move to something else. :(

 

The desirability and urgency for the features you propose may be worthy of debate, but it is incorrect to assume that Jobs did or would have embraced many, if any, of them. Apple, under Jobs's direction, has always been uncompromising about eliminating the extraneous to achieve the essential function of a device in the context of the user experience - the pursuit of a pure, unified design characteristic and aesthetic.

 

The iPad is designed to provide an intimate and natural gesture touch experience for task performance as effortlessly and simply as possible. That's why iOS was created, to take advantage of the specific form and function attributes of a touch-based devise. Complexity is hidden, ease of use advanced. Device portability and independence in service of the user experience  established and ensured. To advance those objectives, it leverages technologies like wireless content delivery and cloud storage/synchronization for user content. 

 

It's also worth noting that an absence of feature inclusion does not equate to a lack of innovation. It's a faulty premise. Apple's strategy determines design and implementation. Any decisions relating to product are long-considered, based upon projections of future directions as well as present need, and entirely intentional. One way to innovate is to take the lead in technology, even if it has to drag some users kicking and screaming into the future now. Besides, there simply is little incentive for Apple to provide for means outside its ecosystem.


Edited by AweWyld - 10/22/13 at 10:10pm
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Originally Posted by Ciaran Murphy View Post

It's easy to say its a let down and be a hater but its going to be amazing to use something the comparisons dont do it justice, i cant wait to get one, compared to the likes of nokias new lumia http://versus.com/en/apple-ipad-air-vs-nokia-lumia-2520 it comes off slightly worse specwise but still its definitely going to outsell it

 

Pardon. What?? :???: 

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I think "Air" is a psychological thing. People associate the MacBook Air with stereotypical Apple thinness, and when you add the moniker to the iPad it drives home a closer association with that stereotype, eg. that that product is thinner (which it is, but people don't look at the specs first-hand)
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