re: Woz Doesn't Like New iPads
Wow. What a shocker: a Microsoft exec thinks the iPad is a poor product?! And he thinks that Microsoft's own products are better?! Who would have ever thought that would happen?
Oh, only everyone.
Why not include some quotes from Google and Samsung and turn it into a good ol' fashioned Apple-bashing?
Let's be real: millions of iPad owners use them to create tons of content every day -- photos, videos, manuscripts, music, web sites, and more. That's not theoretical. That really happens. Every day. Implying that the iPad can't be used for creating content is as lame as Microsoft's age-old lament that Macs can't be used for "real work." You might as well say "computers are a fad."
And multitasking? Sure, if you're copying and pasting a ton from one app to another, that's easier with a split-screen mode. But other than that, the average consumer (not techies) have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time, let alone trying to modify a spreadsheet, write an email and surf the web ... on a 10-inch screen. To me, screen size prevents multitasking from being useful on tablets. Even split-screen modes are a joke: each app runs in a tiny window. How useful is that? To get anything real done, you need to maximize that app to full-screen.
Don't get me wrong: I think the new iPads are ho-hum. They look pretty much the same. They're basically the same size. They weigh about the same. They do the same things. Nothing really new except a faster processor. Certainly not enough reason to upgrade, anyway, since my current iPad works just fine and doesn't really look that different.
But writing a one-sided story that claims that iPads are useless is pathetic and only makes you look like a fool who's sucking up to Microsoft.
Impartial, balanced journalism. You might try it some time. It'd actually make your stories pretty interesting. As a bonus: you'd get to both praise and tick off both (or more) sides at the same time, generating even more comments and click-throughs.