Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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...and the world yawns...
by cmost on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 23:18 UTC
cmost
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2006-07-16

Who cares! Really! Anyone who was actually surprised by this move by Apple is someone I have to wonder about. The problem Apple is going to face is the onslaught of cheaper, (and arguably better) tablets sporting Android 4.x that are hitting the streets as we speak. With cheaper Android tablets that are often times more powerful (spec wise) how will Apple be able to justify the iPod touch and the iPad mini which are nearly double the cost?

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RE: ...and the world yawns...
by drcoldfoot on Thu 25th Oct 2012 00:18 in reply to "...and the world yawns..."
drcoldfoot Member since:
2006-08-25

Who cares! Really! Anyone who was actually surprised by this move by Apple is someone I have to wonder about. The problem Apple is going to face is the onslaught of cheaper, (and arguably better) tablets sporting Android 4.x that are hitting the streets as we speak. With cheaper Android tablets that are often times more powerful (spec wise) how will Apple be able to justify the iPod touch and the iPad mini which are nearly double the cost?



That's easy. They'll do what they normally do. Have a market engine that will appeal to your vanity, not your sensibility.

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RE[2]: ...and the world yawns...
by ezraz on Thu 25th Oct 2012 18:32 in reply to "RE: ...and the world yawns..."
ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

That's easy. They'll do what they normally do. Have a market engine that will appeal to your vanity, not your sensibility.


This one has to end at some point - in my circle 80% of phones these days are iphones, so there's no vanity points there.

Same rap when Apple was 3% of the population (mac vs win) as when Apple is 50+% (smartphone)? Company with the best customer satisfaction rating for years now?

Remember - satisfaction rating is AFTER you buy the product. Marketing is done.

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