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Re: Apple Offers iPad for Conspicuous Consumption
Posted by: Peter Suciu 2013-01-29 17:29:28
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Apple announced a 128-GB version of the fourth-generation iPad with Retina Display on Tuesday. This latest version of Apple's popular tablet computer, which doubles the capacity of the previous top-end model, is now available with WiFi as well as WiFi-plus-4G service. While Apple has been pushing its products further into the cloud, the new iPad seems to be targeting more down-to-earth usage. "It's not about running programs -- it's about storing stuff," said Roger L. Kay, principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates.

Re: Apple Offers iPad for Conspicuous Consumption
Posted by: taojones 2013-01-29 17:42:03 In reply to: Peter Suciu
This device is aimed at people using it in fields where portable quality images are useful,even critical. You do not want your doctor looking at your x ray or MRI on a junky 200 dollar android low end display or worse a kindle . if your a photographer on location with a 400 dollar an hour supermodel you want to know right then and there that there is corn stuck in her teeth or a plane somehow got into the period 1890"s shot you were setting up. niche user perhaps but not conspicuous consumption. lets say nobody is twisting your arm.
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