“Apple introduced the iPad 2 as expected on Wednesday, and that’s the problem: There were absolutely no surprises at all, at least about the device itself, whose feature set was revealed by rumor sites weeks in advance,” Paul Thurrott writes for Windows IT Pro.
MacDailyNews Take: That the details were largely known/guessed at beforehand does not in any way diminish the device. The only “problem” is the one that blankly stares back whenever Thurrott is unfortunate enough to glance into a mirror.
Thurrott continues, “‘We’ve been working on this product for a while, and I didn’t want to miss today,’ an overly thin-looking Jobs said, opening the iPad announcement event, after receiving a standing ovation from the Apple-centric press in attendance. ‘We’ve got something great to announce for today.'”
MacDailyNews Take: See, people didn’t stand to applaud a world-changing (multiple times) visionary who’s battled cancer, a liver transplant, and God-knows-what-else in order to be able to stand upon that stage, they applauded simply because they’re “Apple-centric.” Just a room full of brainwashed Apple cultists clapping for a run-of-the-mill corporate executive, that’s all.
Thurrott continues, “Jobs and his Apple cohorts then went on to step through the expected product news: a thinner, slightly lighter new iPad that Apple claims offers better CPU performance and ‘nine times’ the graphics performance of its predecessor. Despite looking almost identical to the first iPad, Jobs repeatedly described the device as ‘an all-new design.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Jobs only described it as an “all-new design” because it is.
Thurrott continues, “Jobs also repeatedly said the new iPad 2 was ‘dramatically thinner’ than its predecessor.”
MacDailyNews Take: Correctly, of course; iPad 2 is 33% thinner than its predecessor.
Thurrott continues, “Looking at the few other differences, the iPad 2 includes front- and rear-facing cameras, a gyroscope, and comes in black and white versions. Battery life is identical to that of its predecessor, as is pricing, which again ranges from $500 to a whopping $829.”
MacDailyNews Take: You get the idea. Microsoft’s butt boy has nothing but ham-handedly concocted negatives, as usual.
Thurrott concludes, “These problems notwithstanding, if you do want to purchase a tablet device—virtually no one needs such a thing, remember—the iPad is indeed the best choice, mostly because of its rich ecosystem of apps and content. Android tablets, and other competitors from HP, Research in Motion (RIM), and, eventually, Microsoft’s Windows partners—will likely never match this strength.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Technically, beyond basic food, shelter, and water, nobody needs anything. The most telling thing: If even Paul Thurrott can arrive at the correct recommendation, iPad, then the wannabes are in for a bloodbath of biblical proportions.