Sources: AllThingsD, Engadget/Tweakers.net, Apple Support Communities, Consumer Reports
quote: I really don't like Apple's reactions to quality issues. Instead of saying something to the effect of "we are looking into reports of [whatever issue]" they always first start off with an insulting tone, as if users are stupid and don't know how to hold a phone, or don't know what feels hot.
quote: During our tests, I held the new iPad in my hands. When it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period.
quote: But according to Apple .. users should just .. seek professional help.
quote: It's so hot that Apple sold more new iPads In one weekend than 25% of all Android tablets ever.
quote: Windows Phone 7 didn't sell well as phone sales are typically carrier driven, and Microsoft baffling invested virtually nothing in bonus efforts for sales people. If you go in a phone store, employees will try to sell you an iPhone or an Android as they get a commission from those. They won't even mention Windows Phone.
quote: Carriers don't create the demand. It's their job to meet consumer demand. Windows simply isn't creating the demand here.
quote: Graphically? That's where you lose all credibility. Nothing looks are slick and operates as smooth.
quote: There's a reason Apple sells, and a reason why they "keep it simple stupid."
quote: On the other hand, there's much-less platform-specific commissions pressure in the tablet space, so I see Windows 8 tablets doing very, very well. I've personally played with one in depth at IDF, and I can say that based on my initial experience I would rank the tablet OSs in terms of polish as:
quote: Here is an interesting question. Will Apple release a Metro version of iTunes for ARM based Windows 8 tablets? If it doesn't then all the iPod and iPhone owning Windows users will find themselves in a bit of a pickle.
quote: That's it, that's the whole story.
quote: What do you have so deeply emotionally invested in not liking Apple and it's products?
quote: What do YOU have so deeply emotionally invested in liking Apple and it's products? It goes the other way around too iTool...
quote: What kills me about you sad guys - the iPhobes - you know who you are - is that none of you own a new iPad, none of you plan to own one and none of you have even held one in your hands so none of you have the slightest idea whether it feels hot or not. But predictably we get all this facile, faux outrage as you get all huffed up so you can talk up something, anything, that can be said that is negative about the new iPad and about Apple.
quote: What do you have so deeply emotionally invested in not liking Apple and it's products? Why do you care? If you don't like Apple just don't buy their products. It's that simple.
quote: I care enough about Apple to defend them in public forums like this because I have used, and loved, countless Apple products for the best part of three decades, I admire the company and seeing Apple crush the competition with one screamingly successfully product after another makes me very, very happy.
quote: "During our tests, I held the new iPad in my hands. When it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period."
quote: Really? So all of the ipad owners at the official Apple forums are what?