New iPad vs. Transformer Prime: same performances, but details matter
Apple unsatisfied customers
Last week Apple showed to the World the “new iPad”, one of the most ugly names it uses in the last years. It looks like a “definitive name” and brings this iDevice to a state of undefined model versioning: is it an iPad 3rd Generation or an iPad 2 enhanced? Well, this answer will come up next year, when Apple will decide to update “the new iPad” with “the newest iPad”.
On social networks, the dark side effect of this update opens the gates to unsatisfied (and maybe, dumb) customers, who just bought an iPad 2 some days/weeks before the “new iPad” announcement.
As you can see here, http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/sad-people-who-just-bought-the-ipad2, people is going mad because they spent over 500€ (the basic model costs 480€), getting an old device. It’s clear this is a fault of the customers, but Apple would not have to inform their customers of the forthcoming update and the relative cut of the price for the old versions of iPad?
iPad3? Thanks Apple, but i wait Windows 8
In these days Apple announced the event on 7th March for showing the brand-new iPad, called 3 or 2S. Faster than the previous generation, with better camera and a bigger monitor resolution. That’s cool, and then?
I have my iPad2 but, honestly, i can’t still find a way for using it for work. I just downloaded some games and video-streaming apps. Personally, once i’ve seen Windows Phone 7 and then the Developer Preview of Windows 8, i don’t like iOS anymore: too simple, too “old” in its graphic environment, without a real innovation, but the notification center.
It seems like Apple is now just holding the position of leader of the mobile market, introducing only little new features (example: in iPhone 4S, the additional and innovative feature is just Siri). But the competitors are growing fast.
Android tables are cheaper and good as iPad already (Acer Iconia and Asus Transformer are wonderful), Windows’ MarketPlace is growing up and now counts 1,5 million of apps (in November 2011, they were 300.000!).
And yes, i’m sure Windows 8 powered tablets will be good products, because of Office Integration, SkyDrive storage service, Metro UI. So, i think it’s worth to wait the new generation of these tablets and jump the iPad3 :)