Comments on: The iPad Category http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1914/the-ipad-category Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:39:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: John http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1914/the-ipad-category/comment-page-1#comment-200286 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:39:58 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1914#comment-200286 I can’t say that Apple will do this or not but it seems possible. A double resolution display would be fantastic for all sorts of applications in medicine, science and engineering not to mention the arts. I’d get one in a heartbeat for sharing SEM images and x-ray maps.

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By: Manton Reece http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1914/the-ipad-category/comment-page-1#comment-200041 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 06:12:07 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1914#comment-200041 I should have clarified that I think this product could get a more specific (and possibly goofy) name than iPad Pro. Something that highlights whatever feature is new, like the iPod Photo I mentioned, or the Air. Otherwise it does imply a more permanent place at the high-end, unless “Pro” is just to prepare folks for the high price.

But who knows. It’s still difficult to get past the unusual timing, even for a one-off special version of the iPad 2.

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By: Twist http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1914/the-ipad-category/comment-page-1#comment-200031 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 05:33:14 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1914#comment-200031 I think these rumors are just that, rumors. I think Apple will be sticking with its 9 months to 1 year update strategy.

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By: mahboud http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1914/the-ipad-category/comment-page-1#comment-200014 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 04:39:59 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1914#comment-200014 The cost of tooling for each of these devices is such that it isn’t a good decision to make a “temporary” product. If it were easy to slap together a Retina-class screen in an existing design, such that we would see an iPad 2s or some such, then maybe. However, again, I doubt that Apple would release the iPad 2, only to then cannibalize its sale with an iPad 2s.

Also, is having a Retina display really what the iPad is currently lacking and the customers are clamoring for? No, it can’t be something as simple as that (not so simple for app developers).

The iPad 2 is still selling well. With back-to-school season and the holidays coming up, its sales should only go up – and the competition just isn’t there yet to warrant coming out with a stop-gap solution.

IMHO, Apple is more likely to come out with an iPhone 5 (or at a minimum a 4s), and then to segmentize, to release a ~7″ or so form factor to compete with that segment of the Android market. That smaller tablet format is a good size for gaming, or web and email browsing – for those who don’t want to give up their small phones and don’t want to carry around something that is too large for a jacket pocket. But that won’t fit the Pro moniker.

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By: Isaac Crawford http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1914/the-ipad-category/comment-page-1#comment-199997 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 04:09:51 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1914#comment-199997 The real question is when are you going to the Ipad app category? Hmmmmmm?

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