Sunday, November 04, 2012

Apple's vanishing iPad | Apple - CNET News

I visited a local mall last night -- the Apple store was crowded, with far more people interested in the iPad mini than the new-new/4th-generation iPad.  There was a large Microsoft kiosk in the mall as well, with constant visitor traffic checking out the Surface.  From what I could discern at a quick glance, the current Surface killer app is Word 2013 and typing "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" -- i.e., people testing Surface keyboard usability.
"It's the first iPad to get Apple's A6 chip -- in this case a turbocharged version called the A6X -- and every step the iPad takes toward laptop-class processing power has got my attention.
But I'm in the minority. The problem, of course, is that it looks the same as the gen 3 iPad, except for the Lightning connector.
There are other minor improvements too. The front-facing FaceTime camera has been upgraded to HD 720p video. The 4G/LTE iPad also works with a wider range of international carriers.
None of that appears to be enough to get people's attention, though."
Apple's vanishing iPad | Apple - CNET News
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