My Nexus 7 had a 'retina' before the iPad mini. Look great and for less money.#3 reason is the quality of the device - the screens on the note 8.4 and note 10.1 2014 is just spectacular but it's also a "meh" comparison to an ipad retina. At the normal distances, it's a moot point.
Advantages of scale my friend..Google would have run into the same supply trouble for their device had they looked to produce the volumes apple intended to for the mini..In fact this is also an issue with the current mini-retina model, despite making screen compromises compared to its bigger brother, apple can still not produce enough to its liking..The projected demand for apple devices is so huge that its tough to nail down supply contracts and that is precisely why apple is investing huge sums of money into engineers and supply side staff in china and taiwan..My Nexus 7 had a 'retina' before the iPad mini. Look great and for less money.
exactly. android isn't used by just one company, making it an unfair comparison.Considering the tablet market is no different that the mobile phone market (many OEMs using Android vs. only Apple using iOS), it was only a matter of time. Nobody should really be surprised by this.
I don't recall Apple has ever licensed its own OS to any OEM like Microsoft or Google. In fact, they sued whoever trying to clone theirs (Psystar). It's their choice so I'd say it's a fair comparison.exactly. android isn't used by just one company, making it an unfair comparison.
Fair comparison for perhaps a forum or message board. Its a very poor metric (not totally irrelevant) to measure the business strategy and MO of each company. Android is all about marketshare for a company more interested in a dominant position in mobile computing for its core business..iOS is a Software for a company that only wants to compete in the highest segment of the tablet market. If apple's market share in the $300+ segment of the market were falling, they'd be worried..If they are holding a strong position over there, then they are essentially doing everything right..
Err what? Guided Access is so limited on iPad it is not funny. It is a completely half-arsed implementation of access controls and falls WELL short of Android.One big thing about apple's ipad is the fact if you have kids, it's just the best device because not only are there a ton of apps for them to learn and play with, there is the "guided access" mode on iOS in which I can lock and prevent kids from messing with things. The restrictions are also fantastic on an ipad and you can prevent deletion of apps, etc. With the android, there isn't anything like this in sight.
The lack of Retina on the first iPad mini had nothing to do with screen supplies and had everything to do with Apple greed. At that point they couldn't put the retina display in there and still have their ludicrous profit margins on the device.Advantages of scale my friend..Google would have run into the same supply trouble for their device had they looked to produce the volumes apple intended to for the mini..
How do you know it had nothing to do with screen supplies? Production at that scale has tradeoffs..What sollutions would apple have gotten for the 2012 retina screen on the mini? What suppliers? What timelines and how much would all of this had a delay on both launch date, availability and production ramp up. These are questions that folks that do make the tradeoff constantly have to address especially when the demand for these things is so high..When the 2012 ipad mini and ipad went on sale apple sold 3 million of them in 3 days..How much lower would that number had been had a retina mini delayed production ramp up? Now go beyond 3 days to the first quarter (Most important holiday quarter for apple)... Even in late 2013 apple couldn't get retina ipads out the door fast enough . No one in the business is producing tablets at the pace of apple and that puts a considerable logistical burden on the supply side..Samsung is no2 and their make they own screens....Apple needs to address this big time, especially given its volumes and the growth year on year...Devices are being held up due to supply side issues, whether that was touch id holding up iPhone 5S ramp up, or retina screens holding up retina-mini..Guess this is why apple is going on a hiring binge for its design and production duties in Asia..The lack of Retina on the first iPad mini had nothing to do with screen supplies and had everything to do with Apple greed. At that point they couldn't put the retina display in there and still have their ludicrous profit margins on the device.
And those statistics (tablet) have little relevence to apple's story..Show me a statistic that only takes into account the categories apple competes in, and if those numbers are looking bad then i'd be worried..Apple does not make a 50$ iPad, or a 100$ ipAD or a 150$ iPad..They do not compete in that price point, and that is where android has a virtual monopoly..Apple does however compete with 2 premium devices every year and it just had its best quarter in the history of its tablet business selling 26 million iPads despite having a supply issue with the mini..Looking at the statistics (where Android/others gaining market share and Apple losing share) quarter after quarter for the last many years, Apple seems to be heading that same direction.
bwahahahaha...It pretty obvious that Apple ipads are over-priced and is not value for money compared to Android tablets. Previously Apple can tout it eco-system etc etc as premium over Android but buyers are not biting anymore esp with the fact that you can get a better-speced Android at half the price.
This reminds me of once-a-upon-a-time many people were willing to pay a price premium for a Sony TV eventhough those TVs were equal/lower spec-ed compared to others. This business model has virtually obliterated Sony TV division today. Will Apple follow suits? Looking at the statistics (where Android/others gaining market share and Apple losing share) quarter after quarter for the last many years, Apple seems to be heading that same direction.
I know it had nothing to do with screen supplies in the exact same way you know it had everything to do with screen supplies.How do you know it had nothing to do with screen supplies?