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#31 Xilo

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 15:02

What saves Apple is their app store. There is absolutely no doubt that the Apple App Store is the best there is. The apps there are unrivaled by Android. There is simply no equal. As for the iPad Mini - it is way over priced. They should have done better.

That's highly debatable. There's tons of crap apps on both sides and there's tons of good apps on both sides.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 16:07

What saves Apple is their app store. There is absolutely no doubt that the Apple App Store is the best there is. The apps there are unrivaled by Android. There is simply no equal. As for the iPad Mini - it is way over priced. They should have done better.

Yeah, that is changing very fast. Android is increasing rapidly in terms of market share, so developers are pushing hard for apps on Android. I would say the Apple app store has the upper hand now, but that won't be true soon, as developers can't ignore the Android marketshare. There is money to be made on both platforms. Now, Windows Phone and WebOS are where the app ecosystem really needs to improve, because neither platform has any significant markets share, and that's sad (not so much for WebOS - dead, but for Windows Phone).

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 16:23

I'm an iPad and iPhone user - still hooked into the ecosystem at the moment.

Having said this I do love this sort of aggressive competition in full swing. It really heats things up and is nothing but good for the consumer!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 16:24

I got a friend that develops for both Android and iOS and he tells me that he prefers to develop for iOS because Apple pays way more than Google does.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 16:56

I got a friend that develops for both Android and iOS and he tells me that he prefers to develop for iOS because Apple pays way more than Google does.


Aside from the whole having to buy into the ecosystem BS because Apple refuse to allow you to develop on non-Apple platforms. So you have to factor in the costs of a Mac and Objective-C training.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:46

Aside from the whole having to buy into the ecosystem BS because Apple refuse to allow you to develop on non-Apple platforms. So you have to factor in the costs of a Mac and Objective-C training.


I'm willing to bet a fair proportion use a hackintosh as a dev machine.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:53

judging from the reviews its a pretty solid device, it seems to come out on top on everything except the display, which is massively disappointing.

(yes i know others have better specs, but that means nothing these days)

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 23:53

Ah, the truth really hurts, doesn't it?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 14:58

Amazon is not correct about the iPad Mini sound. They claim it has mono sound. Well the guys at iFixit seem to disagree:


iFixit’s iPad Mini Teardown Reveals Its Stereo Speakers, Samsung Display

http://www.cultofmac...amsung-display/

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 15:32

You have to appreciate Amazon making a clear picture for the buyer by stating the facts. And C-Squarez you are correct IMO as well that people will just "blindly" buy anything that says Apple.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 18:10

You have to appreciate Amazon making a clear picture for the buyer by stating the facts. And C-Squarez you are correct IMO as well that people will just "blindly" buy anything that says Apple.


But see, that's the problem, Amazon is not correct about the iPad Mini. They have the facts wrong (that's why the pulled the ad out of their page)

If you are going to post claims about your competitors product, make sure you have your facts correct, otherwise it will make you look like an idiot. I am no Apple fanboy, but the truth is the truth.