iOS: State of the Platform part 3 - iWatch, iPhones, and iPads
0. phoneArena 28 Feb 2014, 15:32 posted on
In Part 1, we took a look back at the iOS platform in 2013. Part 2 began our look ahead towards what we can expect for Apple's platform in terms of market share, as well as the upcoming iOS 8 update. Now, it's time for the big issues: iOS hardware for 2014, including the iPhone 6, iWatch, possible iPhablet, and new iPads...
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13. rihel_95 (Posts: 288; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Any read all three articles? I didn't cause I am lazy!
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Looks like today Michael is on the wave with his articles. :)
3. darkkjedii (Posts: 17026; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
It'll be fun to read about all these 12-17 year old apple haters posting on what they think apple should do.
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
So according to you, if person has own opinion and thoughts about Apple's business, he is automatically: "12-17 year old apple hater" ? (rhetorical question) "Nice" logic... :D
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 17026; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No according to me, you can go p*** off and avoid my comments. We have absolutely nothing to discuss, debate, or anything else about. Please and thank you
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 17026; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Wish he'd just get the hint. Stop the trolling.
9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Dude, stop being like your favorite OS - close minded - Apple products are ok, just ok - and over priced - those are that facts. Very sorry to break it to you, now, go ahead and tell me that you also own an Android product, in 3.....2.....1.....
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 17026; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I guess we're back to this level. Thought we graduated from it, but once again networkdood...I don't care dude, at all. Use what you like, and I'll do the same. The fanboy stuff is of no concern to me.
15. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
overpriced is a subjective opinion. if you can afford it and you are happy with it then you paid what you think you should have, which means it wasn't overpriced for you. I bought my last phone unlocked. could I have gotten it a lot cheaper? on contract yes. could I have gotten a superior phone for cheaper? yes. but I got what I wanted and felt it was a fair price. so it wasn't overpriced for me. same with iPhone users. they bought a phone that works well with the ecosystem they are well invested in and paid a price they thought was fair.
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 17026; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Finally a techie that's knows his tech biz. +1 CN +1
6. Diezparda (Posts: 518; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)
I don't care if either Apple or Samsung was behind those idea, 12.9 inch tablet is ridiculous because it's heavy and not optimized for mobility or productivity, not to mention it will be expensive...
Bigger screen iPhone is a dream come true, still i'd prefer Apple tablet compared to their smartphone.
8. vincelongman (Posts: 3126; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I think a $999 ~13" iPad Pro dual-booting iOS and Mac OS X would be awesome.
I was going to get a 10" ASUS T100 with an Atom CPU & full Windows, but then play with it in store was didn't really like how small it was, made it harder for productivity IMO.
So instead I bought a HP Pavilion 13 X2, 13.3" haswell i5 & full Windows hybrid. Also it was only $500 as it was on sale, it usually would have been $900. Even $900 would be a good price IMO because it is a laptop as well as a tablet, so much better for productivity.
7. Topcat488 (Posts: 1314; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Apple playing catch-up in the "Phablet" category... The iwatch won't be out in 2014, and neither will imaps be out... Apple just stick to your 3.5" screen, it's perfect for Steve Jobs. O.o
10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I think it is 4 inches now...wow, that is crazy that Apple thinks that 4 inches is a good size as I am sure most women, including my wife, agree that they need something bigger to satisfy them...err, I mean their phone needs...
12. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
And that's what she said, lmfao
18. blackspidey08 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)
Some things that stood out to me.
1) It would make sense for Apple to release the iWatch with the health monitoring software prior to announcing it in the iPhone.
2) If we know Apple and if they were smart then they would release the iWatch as not a companion but as a D ick Tracy, completely independent from the iPhone gadget.
3) The iWatch will (IMO) feature a varient A7 processor instead of a new A8. Apple is great at refurbishing their components from the year prior (ex: all of the s model phones). Plus an iWatch will not need a new big beefy processor.
4)The tablet market in general has gutted the laptop market. Trying to spare a market that has transformed into a more portable market with ultrabooks and tablets would be silly and Apple rarely makes mistakes.
5) The iPad Pro is genius because it would get their foot further into the business world where all of the real consistent money is made, plus their already set up the iPad Air for success as a possible successor to the MacBook Air. Make it almost 13 inches and you have a winner.