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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

iPad Mini - Another NEW iPad and MORE APPLE GREED...


We all know how #Apple announced on Tuesday October 24, 2012 the release of the NEXT GENERATION of the #iPad 4 just some 5 or 6 months after the "New" iPad 3 was released. This has set the Apple community ablaze with anger and looking for the heads of all in Cupertino!

Now word is spreading that Apple just may exchange you Old "NEW", greatest, best, most incredible but unfortunately already obsolete iPad 3 for a NOW REALLY "NEW' iPad 4. Cnet is reporting that at least one Apple Store -- on Stockton Street in San Francisco -- will take back your third generation iPads bought in the last 30 days provided that it show no serious signs of wear and tear. 
Normally, the Apple return policy gives consumers just four days to return their iPads, so this should help some people.

However, the Stockton Street store's manager said that this policy applies only to her store, according to CNET. Other angry consumers will have to call their local stores to find out if they'll be able to receive the same accommodation.

Does Cupertino have a heart and will this be the trend to try to stem the anger that has now fallen over "Apple Land?"
So today once again #Apple held another event this time in SAN JOSE, Calif.

As we all held our collective technology breaths in great anticipation to what magnificent "NEW" devices, upgrades and general Tech "STUFF" they would announce to add Billion's more to there coffers we ALL got the shock of our lives and some a BIG pain and slap in the face as well.

Lets go over the "High Lights" and The SHOCKER! 

Yes #Apple announced a 13-inch version of there MacBook Pro with Retina Display: Here are the Specs:
  • 20% thinner than previous model at 0.75 inches thick
  • 3.5lbs. Lightest MacBook Pro ever
  • No optical drive, 2 Thunderbolt ports, MagSafe 2, SD Card slot, HDMI out and 2 USBs
  • Retina display is 13.3 inch on the diagonal and a 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • Up to 768GB of flash storage, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics, and Bluetooth 4.0
  • 7 Hour battery life
  • Starting price is $1699
  • Ships today
Yes Apple announced NEW Ultra-Thin  iMacs: Specs:
  • 5mm thin at the edge
  • 45% thinner display is laminated to the glass with 75% less reflection
  • 27-inch and 21.5 inch models available
  • FaceTime HD camera, Dual microphones, and stereo speakers
  • Up to 768GB flash storage, 32GB of RAM, Core i5 or i7 processor and NVIDIA graphics
  • Four USB 3.0, three Thunderbolt ports
  • Fusion Drive combines 128GB Flash storage and either 1 or 3TB HDD
  • 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1299, 27-inch iMac $1799
  • 21.5-inch available in November, 27-inch iMac available in December
Yes #Apple announced an Update to the Mac Mini. Spec:

  • New base of 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Dual 1TB HDDs
  • Starts at $599
  • Available today


  • New continuous reading option
  • More iCloud integration saves the spot you were reading
  • Sharing features available for Facebook and Twitter
  • 40 new languages supported
  • Available today

 iBooks Author

  • New templates
  • Embedded fonts for custom look
  • Mathematical expressions can be directly rendered
  • Multi-Touch widgets
  • iBooks updates can grab latest version of textbooks
  • Available today as a free download
But the shocker for all came with the #iPad. Tim Cook and Philip Schiller announced the 4th generation iPad. Yes that's right it was only 6-months ago that Apple unveiled the "New" Next not the iPad 2 for all to run out and buy. Now if you did you now have an old, new, last generation #iPad that when quantities are all sold will NOT be made anymore and will go the way of the dinosaur!

Once again #Apple demonstrates it's total disregard for it's consumers and always falls back on the "GREED" of 'Lets make as much money off the general public as we can cause there just stupid and will run out and buy anything with an #Apple logo on it!'

If your interested in giving Apple more of your money, here is the Specs on iPad (fourth generation):
  • A6X processor doubles CPU and graphics performance
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • FaceTime camera is 720p
  • Retina display
  • Lightning connector supported, and 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi and LTE
  • Black and white models available
  • 16GB Wifi starts at $499
  • Preorders start October 26th
The BIG announcement as we all new and were anticipating was the #iPad Mini. Now the quaestion has been "do we REALLY need a smaller version of the #iPad? Specs:
  • 7.9-inch screen with 1024-by-768 resolution
  • New aluminum glass enclosure
  • 23% thinner than 4th gen iPad at 7.2mm thin
  • 0.68 lbs (half the weight of the 4th gen iPad)
  • Dual-core A5 chip
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • 5MP iSight camera on the back
  • LTE wireless with 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi
  • Lightning connector
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Comes in black and white models
  • 16GB Wifi starts at $329
  • Pre-orders start October 26th
  • Wifi models available in stores Nov. 2nd. Wifi+4G available mid-November
But lest compare the "mini" with others in the market like the Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD:

 * 8.9-inch version also available, with a 1920×1200-pixel resolution.

So is this more Apple GREED or something better then it's competition. It's much more expensive then others in the market for sure. I for one believe this is basically a ROTTEN Apple

Up to you. Run out and get one or wait maybe this time 3-months for something newer, FASTER, BETTER!