Gadge’s Spot: iPad 3
Gadge’s spot: iPad 3, does it live up to the hype? A view from a diehard apple consultant
In the last few months I had already thought how apple could better themselves. They have come up with some of the most cutting edge, functional, useful and most important pretty devices in the it world but where do they go next?
Faster processors, more memory, bigger (or smaller) where appropriate but where will the product ideas come from? The iPad was ground breaking and almost single handed created the tablet market and glued us to even more content wherever we are.
I suppose in a way the iPhone 4s and iPad 3, sorry iPad 3rd generation is the answer. Not very far … They can adjust the size, increases the options but the idea was ground-breaking, and regurgitating it isn’t. It couldn’t have come at a worse time for apple as they lost their illustrious leader Steve Jobs. The rumour mill went wild and Internet blogs started blaming the move on Tim Cook as he picked up the can from Jobs. It appeared a new leader took over and the ingenuity of the company disappeared. In truth the release cycle was probably contributed to by Jobs before he passed away as they are set months/years in advance. Think back to Newton, the iPads older brother.
This particular upgrade was on the gfx and comms front. The trouble with that is how many people need the level of detail provided by the screen? How many of us will actually edit videos and pictures on out iPads when we own desktop/laptops, not that many I imagine. I also hail from a publishing background specifically images and although the new iPad makes pictures look BEAUTIFUL to the untrained eye I’m not sure they would notice.
All in keep your iPad 2 until they get a quad core a6, more ram and the inevitable merger or iOS and Mac OS X. I think you might be disappointed in the upgrade. It’s like going for, a 2-2.2L car you will not get what you expected for the money.
The Guru formally called Graham