The Macalope Weekly: Cause and effect
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:54 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:11 AM
The thing is, you *have* to look a little closer, so you can see the gaps and seams and screws and other craptastic touches that Apple would *never* tolerate on a prototype, much less a shipping product.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:32 AM
Careful there, you just left yourself open to the possibly fatal rejoinder of "are too, times infinity, plus one". Thus I have defeated my arch nemesis of my youth, also known as my baby sister in many petty arguments to the death. There is also the "what you said plus one".
Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:25 AM
The name is... Macalope.
And those are not insults, they're compliments.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:34 AM
I want to see some WinPC nerd showing off his/her ultrabook, just so I can whip out and slap my MBA on the desk and say: "Boring. Been there, done that... five years ago and got the T-shirt to prove it".
Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:08 AM
It is likely that Apple needs a bigger screen for the same reason they were introduced on Android phones--namely a bigger battery. You won't find any LTE phones at the smaller sizes because there isn't enough room for a big enough battery to get reasonable battery life. While Apple is probably going to use next generation, lower power chipsets, they still are going to relatively power hungry. They need more space for a better battery.
My guess is it remains a 3x2 screen with 1152 x 768 at 4.2 inches. That keeps the iPhone aspect ratio and the retina display 329 dpi and gives plenty of room for a bigger battery.