I’ll tell you the analogy I used with a friend today when she asked me why Apple Maps is inferior to Google Maps: if Maps were a novel, Google would write its book from line one on page one, refining the prose along the way, and only stop when it reached the last period on the last page. Google would write the book through completely, telling the entire story as best as possible. Google’s writers would be Proust and Tolstoy and Hemingway.
Apple’s book, on the other hand, would be cut and pasted together from 20 other already written books (fiction, non-fiction, Sears catalogs from 1993), hoping overlays matched and not caring if the editor turned on spellcheck or not. The editor of Apple’s book would be E.L. James.”
A writer from TUAW discussing why his next phone will be a a Samsung.
All cool factors aside, unless you’ve been waiting to videochat or have a code-reader, today’s iPad 2 announcement may have just made the original iPad the best tablet on the market for the money.
No one has had complaints about the iPad’s speed. Black bezel is still cool. The size decrease is only marginal, the weight decrease is even less.
64GB WiFi + 3G iPad could be as low as a few hundred bucks as of March 11th. Hmmm.