Absolutely ridiculous comparison. The iPad Nano had ALL the functionality of the mini, and then some. It was a smaller but more powerful, featured device in all respects. Can you say the same thing about the iPad vs a Macbook Air?
Yeah there's a pretty long gap between Haswell and Broadwell. I meant you might see a more significant bump to that aspect come Broadwell, which I don't think we'll see in a currently shipping Air until late this year or the beginning of next year. The reason for that is that I think Intel was planning late Q3 and some might slide later. Apart from that Apple typically staggers the Air refreshes a bit more than the macbook pros, although intel doesn't always bump the cpus used by the Airs.
Yes, the point in my disappointment was that I[m in the market for one NOW, not in the fall or next year. Obviously bigger updates are coming in the future.
benjamin frost wrote: »
slurpy wrote: »
Uh, As far as I can see it's using the same GPU, and these are still Haswell chips. I know its a mid-cycle refresh, but 11 months seems a bit longer than "mid-cycle".
It's an issue of expectation management. Processes get smaller and smaller, and yet we expect consistent updates. Overall I see no reason why machines couldn't just be kept for longer periods of ownership.