An Apple Engineer Walks into a bar..
Yesterday I was sitting in front of Tweetdeck reading the feeding frenzy that inevitably develops prior to an Apple iProduct release when it occurred to me that something was missing from it all:
Jokes aside the anticipation for the new product release and rampant speculation were as strong as ever.
The morning after..
It’s the day after the release of the new iPad and people are strongly divided between excited and displeased.
What the experts think..
I just read Hillel Fuld’s take on it on his fantastic blog http://blog.appboy.com/2012/03/the-new-ipad-is-not-a-small-upgrade-nor-does-it-have-any-competition/ – if you read two blogs on Tech, his should probably be one.. after mine of course.
I like what Hillel had to say and agree with a lot of it but would Joe Consumer feel the same way?
Perhaps the Naysayers and the Disappointed are thus because the bar for expectation has been raised so high with iPhone4S (Siri) or MWC being taken by storm by a revitalized Nokia (41 megapixel camera-phones, gorgeous Windows Phones etc).
Updated versus Disruptive Technology
This maybe a device with a better than reality display, longer battery life and bottle-rocket on steroids speed but at the end of the day hardware spec has to be experienced to be believed, especially at that price point. Whereas a phone that converses with the user like a virtual girlfriend, well you had even me at “converses..”: