Originally Posted by pokerbear
I like the incremental improvements to the iPad - really. I will also be upgrading to the new iPad.
These really aren't incremental improvements. In the case of the iPad Mini this is a major upgrade from the previous release one machine.
But Apple seems to like to tout the thinness and weight of iPads.
They are selling points people understand. Yes some people are stupid enough to believe a few once makes all the difference when it comes to usability. I imagine these same people have never picked up a novel or other text of any size to read or study.
Ok, they're light already. No one cares anymore.
You don't care but many of the limp wristed individual reading this forum groove to the idea of ever lighter devices.
Instead of spending so much time and money on these engineering achievements, they should be focusing on features.
No you have raised my dander. Do you believe that any of the following aren't features:
- 64 bit ARM hardware, actually not just 64 bit but everything that goes into A7.
- M7 extreme low power co processor.
- Retina on the Mini
- Free iWork and other apps.
- A new version of iOS and everything that implies.
- Improved cameras.
Where's the sapphire home button for iPads?
It will probably come with Touch ID when they have the volume to fill the demand. Building an extra 20 million sensors a quarter is a big task for something brand new and begin ramped up.
When other firms are at 40 megapixel cameras, Apple is still at 5 or 6 megapixel.
Since when is a 40 megapixel cell phone camera a hands down winner over more conventional cameras.
The cameras don't handle varying light conditions very well, and the interface is lacking.
That may be so but they do what is required of them very well. Besides what tablet out there has a technically better camera? No spec mind you but a tablet camera that actually takes better pictures.
Why do I pay extra for a cover.
Actually that is a good question, Apple does seem to have a habit of selling incomplete tools. On the other hand it has stimulated the cover and case market.
Can they integrate a bluetooth keypad into a cover?
Sure they can if they really want too.
I'd much rather get these types of features than to lose a few mm's and oz's. Just my opinion.
Hey now, I wouldn't mind iPhones bleeding edge camera in an iPad myself. However i'm not one to sit around blowing smoke about the lack of features in the new iPads when it is pretty obvious that they are feature loaded. In simple terms these are massive improvements over the old machines. To try to imply that they are trivial updates just makes you look foolish.