I traded tweets with Darren Kramer this evening. We were talking about the new iPad2, a device I find surprisingly alluring.
“I am so impressed with how that company relentlessly innovates. Go ahead, confess your love for Jobs.”
Darren is such a Steve Jobs fanboy, but he’s right!
Truth is Apple took a product which is already incredibly loved and by all outward appearances made it more lovable.
Apple has slimmed the iPad2 by a full third. At the same time it added a speedier cpu and graphics processor. On the outside are two video cameras (front and back) to facilitate video chatting and movie making. On the inside there’s Garage Band for audio and iMovie for video.
It’s got a ten hour battery! This is going to supplant laptops on airplanes, vacations and Metro North.
To paraphrase Wallis Simpson, the American-born Duchess of Windsor, a tablet computer can never be too rich in features or too thin!
I wanted a tablet which would run the Android operating system and be comparable to the original iPad in its capacity. Not anymore. The bar has been raised. Nothing outside Apple is even close.
I don’t want to like Apple products. I have it out for them. To me Apple stands for smug self righteousness. Apple is the rich kid who got into college because of his father’s influence.
On the other hand they deliver!