Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Oct 2012 10:45 UTC
Apple Beautiful video tribute and written message from Tim Cook regarding Steve Jobs, who passed away one year ago today.
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RE[5]: I get it
by MOS6510 on Mon 8th Oct 2012 10:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I get it"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

He said "These are among the reasons we think the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA, dead on arrival."

The reasons are 6 in total, 3 related to the screen size, 3 aren't. It's about the "current crop", this was in October 2010. How well did those 7" tablets do? I can't even name any.

I can only conclude that he was right at that moment in time. Now Apple can put more pixels on the screen, meaning a smaller iPad can still display everything a normal iPad can. They couldn't do that in 2010, meaning a 7" iPad would have sucked.

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RE[6]: I get it
by TM99 on Mon 8th Oct 2012 12:47 in reply to "RE[5]: I get it"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Many of us predicted that eventually Apple would do a 7" and the faithful followers were respond exactly as you have.

Humans are sadly predictable when they refuse to think critically.

I won't try debate with you further. Enjoy your morning.

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RE[7]: I get it
by MOS6510 on Mon 8th Oct 2012 12:53 in reply to "RE[6]: I get it"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's afternoon here, but never mind that.

I gave no opinion on whether Apple would/should do a smaller iPad. The only thing I did was put Steve's words in to context.

At the time, October 2010, he was right. Right now there is no 7" iPad. The only thing that is here is a rumor that they might announce once this month, 2 years later compared to 2010.

What a lot of anti-Apple folks predicted was that the large iPod touch would fail, this didn't happen.

You seem like a smart person, which makes it disappointing you continue to ignore arguments and use quotes out of context. If that what it takes to be "right" it almost always means you're not.

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RE[6]: I get it
by kovacm on Tue 9th Oct 2012 08:01 in reply to "RE[5]: I get it"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

He said "These are among the reasons we think the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA, dead on arrival."

The reasons are 6 in total, 3 related to the screen size, 3 aren't. It's about the "current crop", this was in October 2010. How well did those 7" tablets do? I can't even name any.

I can only conclude that he was right at that moment in time. Now Apple can put more pixels on the screen, meaning a smaller iPad can still display everything a normal iPad can. They couldn't do that in 2010, meaning a 7" iPad would have sucked.


@TM99 can you diluted mind (thank you for calling me "idiot") process this informations?

it is unbelievable how easy you mark someone as fanboy and dismiss his opinion and continue to live in RDF where Steve Jobs apparently said: "never would they produce a 7"...

this is something that all fandroids do: take out of context Steve words and make him look like idiot.


btw I did buy 7" Android tablet two yours ago... and use it for one month before I sold it.

Edited 2012-10-09 08:11 UTC

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RE[7]: I get it
by TM99 on Tue 9th Oct 2012 09:55 in reply to "RE[6]: I get it"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Do you know the origin of the word "idiot"? It is from the Greek meaning to lack expertise or knowledge. I would say that perfectly describe you even though my post never once directly called you one.

Sorry, I am not a 'fandroid'. Never have been. Sorry, I have used Apple products since they began. I have also used Sun, Microsoft, HP, NeXT, etc. Sorry, I didn't take Jobs statements out of context.

Read this link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57486733-37/heres-apples-e-mail-t...

It is quite representative of what the industry and media were led to believe by Jobs comments on the 7" tablets. Here is the relevant sentence: "Jobs was known to flip-flop on major ideas, and misdirect about potential business avenues, though his comments about smaller tablets suggested the company would never go that direction."

Look, enjoy your choice of computing platform. I would never want to deny you that choice. But, if you and others try to deny my choices, then I will call you out. And Apple's ridiculous patent 'victories' are going to continue to have a chilling effect on the future of choice in the computing industry.

It is always fascinating to watch the human mind go through defenses and projections in order to align its choices with the opposing reality of what is. That is delusion. ;)

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