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laffen
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Posted: 2012-03-07 21:07
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Apple today unveild the iPad 3 at an event in San Francisco. Increased display resolution, better camera and support for LTE networks are the highlights

Apple iPad 3 announced

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chunkybeats
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Posted: 2012-03-07 21:24
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yawn another similar product to the iphone 4s, seriously how long can you keep bringing out tiny updates to your products, people will finally catch on and go elsewhere. Windows 8 does look exciting though!
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Posted: 2012-03-07 21:51
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To be honest, I was expecting a lot more from Apple.
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Posted: 2012-03-07 23:49
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All that matters is, IT WILL SELL DARN GOOD!
Obviously Apple got something every one else tries to copy.

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Posted: 2012-03-08 00:49
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Putting brand bias behind us and just seeing this as a product - looks like a good upgrade. Much better than the iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S upgrade which was apple just completely trolling their customers, (whom of course lapped it up)

@tranced
What more did you expect? We know that apple make money by slight upgrades and hugely overpricing their products.
This does look good cos they've upgraded the one thing that matters - display
High res, new camera with AF and better cpu, if I was gonna buy an ipad I'd buy one now.
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@Ravager

What will everyone else copy?
By the way, didn't Apple copy the higher screen resolution ever other tablet manufacture can offer? Remember that the Ipad 2 has a 1024x768 pixel resolution screen. I can count at least 50 tablets with higher resolution than that. Does that mean Apple copied these? What about the dual-core processor Apple now finally are selling. At least 40 tablets have a dual- or quad-core processor inside.

Maybe I misunderstood what you meant. If so, please elaborate
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Posted: 2012-03-08 00:52
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But, but... but... It's magical!
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Yes, i'm afraid you did misunderstand.
What i am saying is, they are without doubt doing something right!
As I said, all that matters is the revenue, not the tech inside...
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Posted: 2012-03-08 01:12
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Ive never seen the point of these slab devices except there touchscreen
its good having the same tech on your phone but I think a Pc or a laptop
is alot better!

thus i think these will sell to people who want a fashion statement but these
aren't for me
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Posted: 2012-03-08 02:22
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On 2012-03-08 00:54:50, Ravager wrote:
What i am saying is, they are without doubt doing something right!


I agree on that. I think they are better, or equally good on marketing than product development. Everything from setting the price right, releasing the products in only one country (Iphone) before slowly shipping to other markets. This is all about letting the dealers and network operators feeling exclusive and lucky enough to be allowed to sell Apple products. It's all part of a very, very clever plan. And they have succeeded so far
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@laffen,
As I recall back in 2007 not a lot of tablets had 1024x768; it was 1024x600 = BB PlayBook, Moto's, Samsungs ALL had the lower resolution initially to compete with the iPad as it was announced first (although others, except PlayBook) shipped before launch.

Yes ... there is not a lot of major hardware changes but you ALL are thinking WINDOWS PC thought process and still don't get it. It's how you USE the tech that counts and how much of it you can use:

1. GarageBand - up to 4 simultaneous wifi local collaboration.
^ this is NOT a small feet as developers will go NUTS on this - think Whiteboard apps over an LTE/3G network beyond just 4 but 24.
2. Quality lens architecture; thank you Sony!
3. Graphics performance boost: best games on any tablet/smartphone platform BAR-NONE; proven as Nintendo is seriously hurting sales and the PS Vita is a HUGE jump vs previous PS Portable units obviously hurt by Apple iOS app sales.
4. NO other tablet has this resolution, nor will ship with it in less than 30days!!
5. Those in education in the USA and now starting in Canada, Germany, Japan are taking SERIOUS looks at iPad as the new tool/delivery model!

Guys ... this is NOT the PC market, specs are not everything here. Think beyond the wet box ... Apple knows their market and thus far Android with all manufacturers haven't begun to touch iPad's marketshare (USA/Global). They honestly should've last year but its taken much longer than they where able to in the smartphone market.
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Posted: 2012-03-08 03:34
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@Miss UK,

I'm curious ... if you're mind will change when the following occurs in the future:
Powerful Mobile CPU/GPU's exist to equal anything a full 15" laptop can do?
Already multiple keyboards exists,
When applications exist to write, edit, decode/code, and author new apps exist,
When carrying a laptop to do .. well REAL work, cannot last as long as a tablet can with wireless radios enabled with keyboard/stylus entry is just as rapid?
When the wireless keyboard has the USB/SD Slot connections, and can read/write the data from those to the main tablet?
When all the more powerful computational work is in a freely or extremely cheaply accessible (access to, unlimited bandwidth, decently set access time rates 12/24hrs vs 1wk/1mth) cloud servers where the data you need can easily be saved/backed up/shipped to you and YOU & YOU alone own the full rights to your data (records of full purge on request)?

MANY in the late 80's, heck even in 91 thought the LAPTOP was a gimmick, a joke with 2hrs max battery life, horrible storage capabilities: I was around when 512K/1.44MB/10GB/40GB/120GB HDD storage was the norm!!

right now we're seeing easily created, powerful, and much more unique and engaging applications being available on Tablets (regardless of the OS) being deployed much better than the desktop/laptops we own today. The REALLY key part is: Touch-typing is becoming a thing of the past. With the huge explosion of Tablets going to all levels of education, will pen-manship also go the way of the dodo?! GASP!
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Posted: 2012-03-08 08:45
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@Prom1

You clearly must work for Apple with all them comments. If you like Apple products thats fine but dont come on here trying to brainwash people. Consumers can make up their own mind what they want. I dont want Apple, why? choice! Looking at iOS there is NO and I mean NO customisation whatsoever! Pre smartphone days we all loved to add themes, changed how are phones behaved and looked. All you can do with an iproduct is a cover / skin. Nothing more...... to not be able to have the freedom to do that alone already puts me straight off Apple already. Then there is itunes the biggest fck up on the planet when it comes to syncing and most of all the lack of a removable memory. I am now disappointed with Sony's directon omitting sd card slot and really its a bit mistake. Good luck with your product but please do not preach on here, go to your i forums for that!! Thank you!
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Posted: 2012-03-08 09:05
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On 2012-03-08 02:22:13, laffen wrote:
Everything from setting the price right, releasing the products in only one country (Iphone) before slowly shipping to other markets. This is all about letting the dealers and network operators feeling exclusive and lucky enough to be allowed to sell Apple products. It's all part of a very, very clever plan. And they have succeeded so far

Not enough to convince the network operators in my country (Oman). We have two: a government-owned and a private. Neither of them are offering Apple products. Why? Because of the big cut Apple wants. All iPhones sold here are grey market imports from elsewhere; Australia, China, UAE, etc. Our government-owned operator are aware of this to such an extent that they have published apps in Apple iTunes store for paying bills, etc. Still they're refusing to offer subsidised iPhone because of the popularity of this phone because they would not be able to eat the whole cake themselves but would have to give a huge slice to Apple.
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On 2012-03-08 08:45:55, chunkybeats wrote:
@Prom1

You clearly must work for Apple with all them comments. If you like Apple products thats fine but dont come on here trying to brainwash people. Consumers can make up their own mind what they want. I dont want Apple, why? choice! Looking at iOS there is NO and I mean NO customisation whatsoever! Pre smartphone days we all loved to add themes, changed how are phones behaved and looked. All you can do with an iproduct is a cover / skin. Nothing more...... to not be able to have the freedom to do that alone already puts me straight off Apple already. Then there is itunes the biggest fck up on the planet when it comes to syncing and most of all the lack of a removable memory. I am now disappointed with Sony's directon omitting sd card slot and really its a bit mistake. Good luck with your product but please do not preach on here, go to your i forums for that!! Thank you!


I do NOT work for Apple. I've been a member on these boards longer than YOU have so don't ever accuse me of trying to brainwash ppl. EVERYONE is entitled to an opinion and I've backed mine up.

Sales matter - Apple has proven that ... no other competitor regardless of OS has done half as close as Apple has, not even Microsoft with their earlier WinCE products! I NEVER said Apple started the market for Tablets because they did NOT - and if I did THEN I'd be brainwashed/washing ppl.

The key point that the competitors STILL haven't done yet is to make the technology useful for what users need & to create new segments within the market to gain traction.

Ppl make up their own mind ... and clearly their purchase the iPad over anything else in droves - why?! Because it continues to grow with their needs beyond the initial purchase point. Don't point ignorant finger(s) because you don't like Apple - or because you don't like the product; but you cannot deny their success and worth.

Customization is NOT the ONLY part of Choice!
1. Yes Themes where/are great (I miss this on my iPhone)
- I can choose to jailbreak and get many of the things I enjoyed on S60/UIQ/J2ME SE devices I've owned before
- I could choose another device, like another OS (Android) but this affects me differently than you.
2. Applications - for smartphones there is NO OTHER EQUALIZER!
- the full breadth of quality apps both corporate or personal in various fields continues to grow & improve. Not even Symbian ever had this many choices - Android either has equaled or surpassed S60/Symbian/UIQ in the number & powerful apps.
3. Ringtones - this is where I'm pissed about iOS; I cannot even begin to explain my frustration here.
- you recall for both themes/ringtones ... Nokia started both and the market charged an arm-&-leg for it; Apple is doing the same for ringtones.

If you read most of my recent posts in the last 3mths you'll see my large interest in owning Xperia S or the Ion for various reasons; primarily the UI resembles the simplicity of iOS. Unlike many others (especially those still in school) I don't have time to fiddle with endless configurations like I used to, my job is way to busy where i need to focus on servers, laptop, VOIP phone configurations, new user accounts/deletes/migrations, mobile device provisioning, various server fields and application installations. As you can see I don't much time to fiddle with my own device - just use various functions but I need efficiency.

Next time search a users posts before blantantly claiming their ignorance, please.

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