Did Apple purposely tone down the launch of its Apple iPad mini with Retina display?
0. phoneArena 15 Nov 2013, 13:53 posted on
Last Tuesday, we first had an inkling that Apple would launch the Apple iPad mini with Retina display later that morning, when a post appeared on Apple's GSX support site. Quietly, without making a big splash, Apple launched the tablet just hours later. And this quiet launch was actually a great move on the part of Apple, according to internet marketer Ed Dale...
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1. quakan (Posts: 1343; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
This is my first time hearing of the launch. I must have been away from the world of tech that day.
2. darkkjedii (Posts: 19143; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
It's ok quakan, we need that getaway sometime. +1
4. quakan (Posts: 1343; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I think I was on a GTA V playing spree around that timeframe lol.
3. Commentator (Posts: 3645; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Just got mine yesterday. Fantastic hardware, but I'm not the biggest fan of iOS 7.
10. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Exactly how i felt when I bought the first iPad Mini. Amazing hardware but iOS regardless of what version is frustrating. Could be because I'm used to Android.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"That is like Burger King making burgers for McDonald's."
Ummm. More like McDonald's making burgers for Burger King. Sharp's combined display output is a fraction of what Sammy can produce.
6. downphoenix (Posts: 3143; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
The comparison was to compare Mcdonalds and Burger King with Apple and Samsung, not Samsung and Sharp.
But its not like this is new. Samsung making Apple's processors is like if Burger King made the mac sauce for Mcdonalds Big Macs.
11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"Samsung making Apple's processors is like if Burger King made the mac sauce for Mcdonalds Big Macs."
Really? Do you buy a Big Mac for the sauce? No processor, then no iToy. More like if Burger King supplied the burgers for Mikey Dee.
12. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Per iFixit, the display on the new iPad Mini is made by LG, and not Samsung.
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Just referencing a statement in the article. If you have an issue with the reporting, perhaps you should take it up with Alan?
9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Apple knew that "old excuse of display" would turn out to be Free Promos for Samsung ... so they preferred to keep quiet and let some internet marketer do the talking about how everyone wants a mini in Asia. Asia where? China or India?
14. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
What a apologist's iBS.
"It made sure that only true Apple fans had first crack at purchasing it."
Yup. Exactly what Apple cares most:)
"This rewarded those who were following the story instead of rewarding those waiting in line who happen to have a big bladder, or who pay someone to stand in line for them."
Apple would give everything(pay) to show you crowd in front the Apple store, or someone who pay someone to stand in line for them, or somebody who sell his kidney for iPad(or his brain)
15. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
The only possible logic is that Apple don't want to reveal the number of the iPad's launch sale