“Apple updated the iPad on Wednesday with a high-definition screen, faster wireless connection and several other refinements,” Nick Wingfield reports for The New York Times.
“As recent history has shown, though, even those relatively modest changes could be enough for the company to attract waves of new buyers for its tablet computer,” Wingfield reports. “The company said the new iPad would go on sale on March 16 for a starting price of $499, unchanged from the last generation of iPads. The product will have a screen that provides a comparable level of clarity to the iPhone ‘retina display,’ with higher-resolution than conventional high-definition televisions, according to Apple executives.”
Wingfield reports, “And in a sign that Apple intends to more seriously protect its market share in the tablet market, the company said it would continue to sell its second generation iPad, dropping the price to $399 from $499… The new iPad, the third generation of the device, looks virtually indistinguishable from its predecessor, without any of the bold outward design changes often associated with new products from the company. It features a faster processor — an A5X quad-core chip — and a higher resolution screen — 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, more than 3.1 million pixels, or four times more than the current iPad. It will also operate on the fourth-generation cellphone network technology known as LTE. In the United States, the new iPad will work on AT&T’s and Verizon’s networks.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The New York Times seems hellbent on reducing its credibility to a sub-tabloid level.
What’s next, a report claiming that the sky is chartreuse with pink polka dots? Fscking idiots. How out-of-touch do you have to be to think that you can report obvious lies and make people believe it’s the truth?
“Modest changes?” Puleeze. And they wonder why they’re hemorrhaging readers.
UPDATE March 8, 12:45am: Sometime between the publication of our article and this update, The New York Times article text and headline have been revised while neglecting to note that any revisions had been undertaken. Wonder why. 😉
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