Apple unveils new iPad
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:17 PM
Given the iPad is Apple's new golden egg, it seems pretty silly to arbitrarily leave Siri out. No doubt this will sell incredibly well, but I can only imagine how much better it would sell with Siri included.
My only guess here is the various TelCos begged Apple to leave it out for fear it would bring their networks to their virtual knees!
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:37 PM
Be prepared to be unimpressed many a time. Some of us have been waiting for feature x, y or z or another kind of system for a long time.
Depending on how you look at it, unfortunately or fortunately Apple is not about offering more ports, etc. They come with a formula of some common features that should serve most consumers and stick to it.
Personally I'm mighty impressed with the retina display update, improved graphics etc.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:41 PM
REtina is nice but not on my needed list. Initially as much a step back as a step forward. All the processing power increase is going to towards supporting Retina.
Camera is nice, but I just don't see myself using the iPad as a camera even if the pictures are decent. I have been wanting that camera in an iPod touch for a few years now.
FaceTime was fun once with my parents, but haven't used it again.
Then the software stuff they showed looks great, but I question its practicality. Am I really going to turn my iPad into a home for my iPHoto library? I don't think it has enough storage nor processing power and then it is a pain to load photos onto the thing from a camera.
Same thing with editing movies. I can't imagine editing 1080p flicks on the thing.
Don't get me wrong. I am sure there are usage cases for some people some of the time out there. I know it for light work etc. But...not seeing the need.
Not going to jam with 3 others and 3 other iPads in Garage Band. Makes for a nice demo though.
GAmes going Retina? IT isn't that better looking isn't better. But never complained about how Angry Birds looked before. The more serious looking games will remain a mirage. They can look realistic, but won't be able to do much. I mean gaming pcs can barely run today's realistic looking games at 1080p.
So the way I see the iPad will take some time (another revision or two) to grow into Retina. Probably when I upgrade next.
Then again I just use mine as a surfing machine and email reader or document reader. NOt sure what more I need. Better website compatibility or built-in sliding flip up keyboard/cover would be nice. A brightness switch would be nice as auto-brightness on mine doesn't seem to work. Or just the ability to fold it in half would be sweet for taking it on the road.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:47 PM
When you are asked 'what computer model do you have?' by an Apple technician they are looking for an answer like 'MacBook Pro Mid-2010' but it doesn't say that anywhere on the computer... or in it. System Profiler may say something like 'MacBook Pro 6,2' but that is not how information about that computer is generally referenced.
What if you don't remember exactly when you bought it?
'Late 2009' or 'Early 2010' ?
Time is a blur, people.
Please don't make my head ache, Apple.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:23 PM