Five thoughts on Apple’s iPad mini Event

Yeah, I know, you can care less about yet another review on Apple’s events or products introduced. I don’t care, this is my blog. Click away if you want to 😉

Yesterdays Apple Event (you can watch it here) introduced the iPad mini. And it also introduced the 4th generation iPad, all new iMacs and an all new 13″ MacBook Pro! And new Mac mini’s!

Although it was an impressive display of innovation to say the least, a couple of things really stuck out for me:

  1. Isn’t it interesting how the iPad is going the way of the iPod?
    as time progresses, more different versions are introduced, most likely to reach as many different customers as possible. And different here is not only in price-points, but also form factor.
  2. Isn’t it interesting how the iPhone is NOT going in that direction?
    Instead: Apple keeps around older versions of the iPhone, effectively also reaching different customer groups. Here the difference is also price points but mostly specs (Yeah I know, specs are done with according to some, but nevertheless).
  3. Optical media (DVD/CD) are done. Over.
    Now, same as the Mac mini and Macbook Air, iMac has lost its Optical Drive.
  4. Hard Disk Drives are next to become obsolete, according to Apple.
    Did you notice that both the new iMac and the new Mac mini can be equipped with so called ‘Fusion Drives‘, that combine the advantages of SSD and HDD, and perform almost as fast as SSDs?
  5. Is it me, or has Apple stopped using the word ‘user’ in favor of the word ‘customer’?
    Did Jack Dorsey’s post on users have anything to do with that? 

Just throwing them out there, let me know what you think.написать текст по кругу онлайн