Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Oh dear… What has Apple done????

Today Apple has announced what seems like a myriad of hardware notably the fourth generation iPad and the much anticipated and leaked iPad Mini!

It has only been 6 months since the third generation iPad was announced. It turns out that it is the biggest selling tablet in the world! Cue more PC bashing! Add some Android bashing to boot – we’ll get to that in a bit! iThink that Apple haven’t learned anything regarding their approach to the competitors… It’s full on pedal to the mettle with their arrogance that is trying so desperately to hide their fear!

They keep going on about the millions of iPads sold; ok fair enough, that’s an achievement! But is it really taking over the PC? The answer is a resounding NO!!!! Why? Because Windows still dominate the computer world, followed by Android! That’s a fact!

Watching and listening to an Apple press event is an exercise in tedium! But getting past the tedium and “Apple-speak” it has become obvious that Apple has run out of steam! What I have just stated comes across a controversial but take a good look at what they’ve done…

In essence they have trashed the third generation iPad; those who have bought it must be livid! I know I would be!

I guess the price of iPad 3 will come down! So, that’s kind of good news… …if you’re in the market for one!

Apple compared the Nexus 7 to the iPad Mini and pointing out why the Nexus isn’t desirable. Well, the only thing Apple has a point with is the apps available for the iPad. That’s about it!

Again, like the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini is an awkward size 7.9” 1024 × 768. As a result the mini is not much of a departure from the 10” version. So, what is the point?

The Nexus 7 is a quad-core tablet with a, sharper screen resolution of 1280 × 800 and a better operating system, Jelly Bean! And then there’s the price, $199 for the Nexus 7 and $329 for the iPad Mini.

The iPad Mini doesn’t make sense because if you wanted the best from technology and you are a Apple fan then the iPad 4 would be the one to go for. The price margin isn’t too much of a stretch! The reason why Apple didn’t put out a 7” tablet is because the app developers would have faced a task to create apps specifically for a 7” screen! I can’t see a mass market for the iPad Mini beyond educational sector. Maybe the impoverished???? In my opinion the iPad Mini could cause Apple stocks to drop significantly!

Apple does not seem to understand that the Android tablet market is different to that of the iPad. Android tablet users, as I have pointed out before, tend to want to access the Net and social network on the go. Many Android tablet owners will use their mobile phone as a modem. Therefore, $199 is an absolute steal! In my opinion it’s a sad day for Apple to compare a $329 device to a $199 one!

It appears that Apple has come out with all guns blazing because they know they have lost the smartphone war. C’mon, the iPhone 5 is crap - admit it! There are so many serious tablet competitors making small but significant gains in the 7” tablet market. Apple thought it would be a good idea to hit first, hard and fast!

29 October, Google will have their own media event announcing new devices and Android 4.2. It is rumoured that there’ll be 32GB version of the Nexus 7; LG is slated to be behind the next Nexus handset, Nexus 4 and the biggest rumour of all is that Samsung will be announcing a 10” Nexus tablet! Well, I think I predicted that would happen so, we will see…

I think Apple won’t know what’s hit them!

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