Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:18 UTC
Apple Both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, the usual means through which Apple itself spreads rumours, have reported that a 7" iPad will be launched coming October. It's pretty obvious why Apple would leak this information now - to hinder the launch of the Nexus 7. According to Gruber, it would sport a 7.85" 1024x768 display - quite a step down from the 1280x800 7" display on the Nexus. Still, this is about the operating system, not specifications, so it doesn't matter all that much. I wonder what Jobs would think of this 7" tablet. Oh wait.
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RE[3]: Comment by Tony Swash
by Radio on Thu 5th Jul 2012 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Tony Swash"
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

But you are not the genius, universally, revolutionary Steve Jobs, whose insight was miles ahead of us miscreants, whose vision was clear and hard as diamond, and who single-handedly changed everything, and changed everything. Again.

Also, it was not something he ranted in a bar after his fifth daiquiri. It was his assesment, and he was adamant: 7" tablet where "dead on arrival", that "the screen is too small to express the software" and Apple is "a software driven company, we think about the software strategies first", and that those tablets should come with sandpaper so that user could file their fingers.

Also, see:
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/05/25/dalrymple-ipad-mini
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/12/29/digitimes
http://daringfireball.net/2012/02/apple_should_be_worried
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/12/30/bray-tablets
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/02/02/sterling
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/08/29/sentence

Edited 2012-07-05 15:41 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think you're trying to grind an axe with Steve, which is fun, but I hope you're not missing the larger point which almost everyone in society does these days ( and probably other days too).

It is wise to change one's position after further reflection leads one to a different conclusion. That change in position should not be derided, but celebrated.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.


-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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RE[5]: Comment by Tony Swash
by shotsman on Thu 5th Jul 2012 16:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Tony Swash"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Try telling that to a Politician.
All they will think of is 'U-Turn' and reject it outright.

Personally, I think you are correct.

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