The economic recovery may be going along at a snail’s pace, but the rumor mill is working three shifts a day. Guess what? Apple’s planning to introduce the iPad 3.
Nobody in the know knows what features the iPad 3 will have (or, they’re not saying publicly), but already the technocratic punditry has determined that it’s too little, too late. Grumpy old man Matt Burns at TechCrunch is already bored with the iPad 3.
These rumors also state the next iPad will have higher resolution screen and high-speed data connection. But I couldn’t care less. The iPad 3, if that’s really its name, sounds like a stop-gap upgrade to me.
Stop gap? Pray tell, dear Grumpy, what would make your day?
Save the addition of an SD card slot, there isn’t a single feature I can imagine that will make me trade up to Apple’s new hotness. I guess the iPad 3 sounds great, but it also sounds boring. That’s not saying Apple won’t sell a zillion iPad 3s. It will. But it’s going to take more than a spec bump for me (and likely many others) to upgrade from the iPad 2.
4G, no? But an SD card slot, yes? Hello? Wireless? Dropbox? iCloud?
What’s wrong with Grumpy’s picture? While pissing on an unannounced product, Grumpy decides to piss on the most popular smartphone of all time.
Apple didn’t need to release the iPhone 5 in 2011 because the iPhone 4 was still outselling most other phones. Instead, Apple released the iPhone 4S, which while packing some new innards, is mostly a stop-gap solution allowing the company to milk additional revenue from supply contracts on aging components.
As if Grumpy has knowledge of Apple’s suppliers. Hello? 3G. Then 3GS. 4. Then 4S. That’s easy to follow, no? Regarding the iPad 3 (or, whatever it will be called whenever it gets here)…
Apple will likely hype a meaningless feature during the keynote, deeming it a game changer. But I’ve learned my lesson. Heads will stop spinning shortly after the event and reality will set in. Avoid the Apple spin zone. It has a tendency of sucking credit cards towards pre-order buttons.
Apple doesn’t do much hype, and the spin zone is predictable. There’s a keynote presentation followed by details on the web site, then a few TV commercials when supply is ready to distribute, but not much else. Hype?
What’s worse? Pissing on an unannounced products? Or, doing the TechCrunch hit whoring dance with link bait headlines?
Grumpy old man, indeed.
Here’s the deal. iPhone 4S success isn’t because blind lemming fanboys upgraded from iPhone 4. It’s because it’s a great phone. It’s a great ecosystem. It’s a great camera. Siri is fun and easy to use.
The iPhone 5 is likely to arrive this year and I predict it will be the best selling smartphone ever. Again. And, I predict Grumpy old men will piss on it. Again.