“Apple would like to see improved iPad sales. To do so, they need to differentiate their product from all others in a commanding way,” J. M. Manness writes for Seeking Alpha. “One big differentiating factor will be TouchID, Apple’s fingerprint detection technology.”
“The processor will definitely be updated to a new A8, which will be made with the new 20 nanometer process, allowing more capacity and lower current draw,” Manness writes. “One important new feature I believe will be incorporated is support for 4K ultra-high definition TV. At double the resolution of current 1080p (3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall), this utilizes 4 times the number of pixels (8.3 megapixels).”
“The introduction of iOS 8 will be huge with the introduction of [HomeKit] and [HealthKit]er, and the easy connectivity of Handoff, whereby if you are working on one device, you can easily pick up your job on any other.,” Manness writes. “Metal = Extraordinary Gaming. Metal will be absolutely huge. It is a differentiator that cannot be overlooked, and which no other system will be able to duplicate. Apple has managed to eke out a 5X to 10X graphics improvement by designing a low level interface for their graphics processor that bypasses the industry standard OpenGL. The response from several leading game developers has been incredible with jaw-dropping demonstrations at the WWDC.”
“It is important to understand that this is an ongoing advantage that Apple will have. It cannot be overcome by upgrading GPU power as it is a software to GPU enhancement,” Manness writes. “The competition will be so greatly inferior.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: No other tablet-maker has ever been able to compete with iPad. Now they’re falling behind even faster!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “farkas” for the heads up.]