“Apple Inc’s newest iPad was looking like another hot seller on Friday, with hundreds queueing at stores across Asia and Europe to get their hands on a gadget likely to dominate the tablet-computer market well into next year,” Pauline Askin and Ethan Bilby report for Reuters.
“The new iPad – Apple has refrained from calling it iPad 3 – has faster chips, fourth-generation wireless, a crisper display and a better camera, making it harder for competitors like Samsung’s Galaxy, which also lack Apple’s range of apps and content, to catch up,” Askin and Bilby report. “On price, too, Apple’s rivals will struggle to beat it. The new iPad starts at $499 in the United States, 479 euros in Germany and 42,800 yen in Japan. Only Amazon’s far more basic Kindle Fire is significantly cheaper.”
MacDailyNews Take: Amazon’s tiny screen Kindle Fire is a device designed for buying things from Amazon. It is nothing like the iPad. It’s barely a “tablet” and a joke in comparison to any iPad, regardless of version.
Askin and Bilby report, “Apple will continue to sell the iPad 2 but has dropped its price by $100 to start at $399.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]