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#1 Scorbing

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:16

Seems the folks at Amazon are not too happy about the iPad mini so they want to make their point across in a very visible way...LOL

See it at: www.amazon.com




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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:28

Not so much an attack as stating some basic facts.

With that screen at that price, the iPad mini is a joke.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:30

Well, they're certainly not pulling the punches. To be fair I was very surprised that Apple went with such a low quality screen on the iPad mini, especially when it's noticeably lower quality than the competition (except for the Surface RT, which is even lower still).

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:32

Well, they're certainly not pulling the punches. To be fair I was very surprised that Apple went with such a low quality screen on the iPad mini, especially when it's noticeably lower quality than the competition (except for the Surface RT, which is even lower still).


The waited until the old man died to release it. I don't care what Tim Cook says, Jobs was never happy about the idea of releasing that atrocity and he was 100% against it.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:39

I'm telling you, the only thing stopping Apples downfall since the death of Steve Jobs is the people that will blindly buy anything they make.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:18

I'm telling you, the only thing stopping Apples downfall since the death of Steve Jobs is the people that will blindly buy anything they make.


But wasn't that the case before he died as well? It seems nothing has changed.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:58

But wasn't that the case before he died as well? It seems nothing has changed.


I honestly don't think so. I think Steve actually loved this company. They might have been jack asses when it comes to business but he loved it. He never wanted an iPad mini and as soon as he died, they release one. I think Apple is entering the era of the bottom line. They are going to push out half assed products just trying to make money. Not realizing the focus on quality and user experience is what made the company what it is today.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:38

Ipad mini is really flawed for what it is. Way over priced. Now this ad is an attack but it is right. For me, the Ipad mini is non news. It will either go away next year or big price cuts when they update it. It should be at 250$ and that would be competitive in the lower markets but still as a premium device.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:39

If you really look at it specs wise, the iPad Mini is nothing more than an iPad 2 with a few enhanced extras. New camera, new WIFI, and iOS 6, and yes, the screen quality sucks compared to the Kindle HD, and yes, it is waaaaaaaay over priced. Apple doesn't stand a chance with that product. If they really want to compete, they need to stop being so damn greedy and lower the price on that thing, otherwise, they are dead in the water.

But wasn't that the case before he died as well? It seems nothing has changed.


I have to agree with you in a way. Apple seems lost after jobs died. Even at their new products shows, you can see the frustration on their faces. Tim Cook is not all there and Phil is even worst. On that last one they did, where they introduced the Ipad Mini, Phil seemed lost in space. He wasn't all there. Jobs died and it's like an airplane loosing its radar and GPS, they don't know which direction to go.

Did you all see the faces of the people at the last convention? When Phil announced the iPad 4? A lot of people were very serious. You can tell they were not too happy.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:40

That's is so aggressive of Amazon. But the new ipad mini is really not wothy its price. Won't buy it.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:49

FWIW it is the cheapest device to get Siri with GPS + LTE Hotspot. iPod touch has Siri but no GPS + LTE. I think that the iPad Mini would make a good Car Navigation system once Apple Maps is sorted out, or use a 3rd Party mapping app (would it be compatible with Siri?). Also 9.7" is just too large for a Car display (too distracting for the driver) I have tried Android voice recognition and it just doesn't understand anything, unless there is something I have missed where there is an actual competitor to Siri on the market?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:56

FWIW it is the cheapest device to get Siri with GPS + LTE Hotspot. iPod touch has Siri but no GPS + LTE. I think that the iPad Mini would make a good Car Navigation system once Apple Maps is sorted out, or use a 3rd Party mapping app (would it be compatible with Siri?). Also 9.7" is just too large for a Car display (too distracting for the driver) I have tried Android voice recognition and it just doesn't understand anything, unless there is something I have missed where there is an actual competitor to Siri on the market?

Android Jelly Bean introduced a superior product (Google Now) compared to Siri, it understands a lot more, and it's extremely fast. There are plenty of videos on youtube comparing the two. Also, the voice on Android is a lot less 'robot-like' and more human like.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 20:42

Apple has made a fortune making mediocre products and selling them to people as status symbols. That has always been their statagy and like always will be. The devices look nice. They work well. They were inovative once. And they are priced specifically to entice hipsters that want to show off their money. Could the iPad mini be $250.00? Of course it could. But that would destroy the allure of the product. People buy it because it makes them feel important and successful. If the price was less that the next leading product, they would have to start selling other stuff for less. Eventually that would lead them to be competitors with Coby and their products would be sold at BigLots. Thus the cycle of Starbucks swilling hipster consumers purchasing apple products would vaporize. Apple would slide back to $28.00/share and the world economy would collapse.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 22:10

Not so much an attack as stating some basic facts.

With that screen at that price, the iPad mini is a joke.



this ... i have to say the truth hurts and for apple im sure this is a much in the mouth

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 22:18

The Kindle has nice specs, and I agree that the price of the iPad Mini blows, but the Kindle is a massively crippled tablet. Their app store is terrible, which makes it almost useless except for basic tasks and Facebook. The Mini at least has the full App Store behind it, which makes it usable.

I think a tablet that small is pointless, but if I were to buy one of the two, the extra $130 for the Mini is much worth it for the million times more functionality you get with it.



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