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No touch screen required (unlike Windows 8)

http://www.zdnet.com/macbook-air-and-pro-no-touch-screen-required-unlike-windows-8-7000016865/

parislemon:

James Kendrick:

The MacBook Air recently released is a laptop that sets the bar for the genre. Even with all that Apple has accomplished with the new laptop, a common complaint is the lack of a touch screen. The support for touch screens in Windows 8 is creating an expectation that laptops need to have them. The fact is that OS X handles multi-touch on a trackpad better than Windows 8 does on a touch screen.

I still don’t understand touch-screen laptops. It just seems like a gimmick at best and a feature that actually make the devices harder to use at worst.

You know who makes touchscreen laptops? The companies that have shitty tablets.

{ Notice Apple doesn’t make one. }

Building the hype

2 1/2 years ago this aisle did not exist in Wal-Mart:

A few weeks back I bragged about some iPad numbers but is it fair to say I bragged? I do not mean brag as in being cocky and rubbing it in the faces of others I mean bragging as in what I said was true. Tablets have been around for a lot longer than the iPad has but nobody cared nor wasted their money on those products. The folks who did buy them probably wished they had not wasted those green Gods on said devices.

Walk into a Best Buy, Target, or Wal-Mart today and you will be greeted with aisles of tablets and tablet accessories. Thank Apple and the iPad. Matter of fact when I walked into Best Buy again this weekend I set out to count the aisles of tablets vs. aisles of laptops/desktops. You can go ahead and stick a fork in the desktops, that era has come and gone with little fanfare. By my count the tablets had just as many aisles as the laptops did. The accessories won out 3 to 1 over laptops accessories. That is probably not fair because there is not much you can do to a laptop, with tablets you can have all types of screen protectors, cases, folios, etc. The fact reamins though, tablets are here to stay and they are taking over!

Decided to go to Wal-Mart today to do the same thing. 1 aisle of laptops, 3 aisles of tablets. So if you love your tablet no matter what brand it is be thankful for Apple for creating the hype for tablet devices.

The Fascinating iPad

http://totalipad.com/the-fascinating-ipad/

When you think about the tablet market it is really amazing what Apple has created. If you were to walk into a Best Buy in 2010 the only tablet you would have seen was the iPad. If you walked into Best Buy in 2011 you would have seen the iPad and probably a few Samsung tablets and maybe a couple other off brand tablets that nobody ever bought. Not that many were buying the Samsung tablets in fact a lot those who did buy the Samsung tablets ended up returning them because they thought they were iPad’s. This is not about the slavishly copying of Apple products that Samsung committed. This is about the iPad and the market Apple created for tablets. Walk into a Best Buy today and you will see aisle upon aisle of tablets now. Matter of fact my last trip to Best Buy I counted 4 aisle of tablets, 2 rows front and back of every type of tablet imaginable. On top of those 2 rows Samsung had their own kiosk of tablets that featured their flagship tablets and they were conveniently placed next to the Apple kiosk in the Best Buy[1]. Then you had the iPad section which if I remember correctly only had 3 iPad’s on display, I believe a black WiFi, Black WiFi + Cellular and a white WiFi only. This next stat still has me rather perplexed.

Read the rest on Total iPad….

Samsung Says That Steve Jobs Didn’t “Crack” The Modern TV, Calls It “Nothing New”

http://www.cultofmac.com/140386/samsung-says-that-steve-jobs-didnt-crack-the-modern-tv-calls-it-nothing-new/

PS:  FUCK SAMSUNG

samradford:

“When Steve Jobs talked about he’s ‘cracked it’, he’s talk­ing about con­nec­tiv­i­ty – so we’ve had that in the mar­ket already for 12 months, it’s noth­ing new, it was new for them because they didn’t play in the space. It’s old news as far as the tra­di­tion­al play­ers are con­cerned and we have broad­ened that with things like voice con­trol and touch con­trol; the remote con­trol for these TVs has a touch pad.”

Some companies just don’t know when to keep their mouths shut. This is so going to be a comment that comes back and haunts Samsung.

Innovation at its finest. 


inspiredbyapple:

Galaxy Tab™ USB & SD Connection Kit: It’s a fair bet that if you asked Samsung™ why the Galaxy Tab™ USB & SD Connection Kit looked an itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny little bit like the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit they would suggest that they simply looked at the Apple website and took inspiration from that design. Or they might say that there are only so many ways you can design a single-purpose accessory that takes photographs from an SD card and puts them onto your glass-fronted tablet computer. One of the two. Probably the latter.
(via Schaffnix, spuy767, jsrief and Our Lord and Master Daring Fireball)

Innovation at its finest. 

inspiredbyapple:

Galaxy Tab™ USB & SD Connection Kit: It’s a fair bet that if you asked Samsung™ why the Galaxy Tab™ USB & SD Connection Kit looked an itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny little bit like the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit they would suggest that they simply looked at the Apple website and took inspiration from that design. Or they might say that there are only so many ways you can design a single-purpose accessory that takes photographs from an SD card and puts them onto your glass-fronted tablet computer. One of the two. Probably the latter.

(via Schaffnix, spuy767, jsrief and Our Lord and Master Daring Fireball)