They don’t cite the source, but 1Pad reports that Steve Wozniak wants an iPad with 256GBs of storage [Google English]. He cites the difficulty of finding good wireless connections. My own concern is that I will not use the Cloud after all the NSA spying revelations. When your data is in the Cloud, the Cloud provider can be served with a warrant to examine your stuff without you ever being notified. The hell with that. I want to be notified and the only way for that to be more likely to happen (it’s no longer guaranteed since they’re now regularly violating the Bill of Rights) is if I store everything on my own premises.
Onda dared to issue a press release comparing its V819 Mini to the iPad Mini and Retina iPad Mini [Google English].
One part of it was a comparison chart:
As you can see, I’ve made some corrections to it.
They got the RAM of the original Mini wrong. It’s 512MBs, not 1GB. And we still don’t know if the Retina iPad Mini has 1GB, but it likely does (why else use the A7 CPU?).
iPad Air. In 2008, I was calling it the “iPod Air” — Is Apple’s Tablet The iPod Air? Off by one single letter. And a few years. Ha!
I think Gruber was the first to combine iPad with Air, in this post about the Mini.
iBooks is now built into the iPads:
I think it has to be, now that OS X Mavericks will also have it. That changes the eBook game for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and others.
An unplanned trip to Manhattan today. Stopped in some stores and pawed at or just looked at a few things. All photos have been resized any resampled to VGA; click any to enlarge.
That’s the new Acer eight-inch full Windows 8 tablet. I don’t think that’s going to sell big. At eight inches, a 4:3 screen would be better. And the screen itself is a bit hinky, with colors going all weird when not viewed head-on. The one shot of the screen I have I can’t run because my mug is prominently reflected in it.
With many people interested in iPad Mini clones, the video after the break should be of interest, even though it’s not in English.
Some screensnaps first.
Iconia on the left, Mini on the right:
I took time out today to watch the Apple WWDC Keynote. This wasn’t possible until I could borrow a more powerful computer (which is actually a lower-end Windows 7 notebook).
I understand what they’re up to now.
This is really a huge break in philosophy from prior versions of iOS.
Seeing it being used live, even via video on a notebook, is different from trying to parse it out from screensnaps — even when using the screensnaps just to critique design decisions.
Gruber is right: ‘This Is Our Signature’: iOS 7
Jobs left Apple to everyone else. His time came to end.
iOS 7 is the beginning of their time. And they’ve signed it.
vandalism revamp of the Steve Jobs/Scott Forstall original iOS design can best be summed up by comparing two icons:
Ive hated the textures and real-life mimicry in iOS.
Yet he went retro for the Camera icon?
I can imagine all the young kids with an iDevice later this year asking Mommy and Daddy WTF that weird black shape is. Because it looks nothing like the camera of the iDevice itself.
Jon Ive should be restricted to hardware design.
A Comparison Of iOS 7 Icons Vs. iOS 6 Icons [Infographic]
Apple Reveals iOS 7
The rumors of “black and white and flat” were all true.
In the worst possible ways.
What was the internal codename for iOS 7 — “Anorexia”? Some of that, um, design looks starved.
After the break, some Twitter reaction that I agree with.