MacBreak Weekly 289
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Guests: Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, Sarah Lane, Ryan Block
Recorded: March 7th, 2012
Published: March 7th, 2012
MacBreak Weekly 289: Apple Event
New iPad, new Apple TV, and much more...
- Alex Lindsay ( /Google+)
- Andy Ihnatko ( /Google+)
- Sarah Lane ( /Google+)
- Ryan Block ( )Google+)
The New iPad
The Show Room
- RB is in the demo room showing off the new ipad.
- It's heavier than the previous model, but it's not significantly thicker.
- (showing off the new iPhoto app)
- These photos look like a real glossy print, it doesn't look like a screen at all.
- (showing iBooks)
- very crisp fonts, no anti-alizing
Reflections Over All
- LL: What are your thoughts, Andy?
- AI: Very big deal.
- They really stepped up and show a device that really can be a replacement to a PC.
- iPhoto and iMove really show the potential to keep the workflow on the iPad rather than doing post-production on your PC.
- It's now a content creation device.
Naming of the New iPad
- LL: Isn't it confusing to just call it the 'new iPad'?
- SL: There might be a reason for it, e.g. a smaller iPad, so that the iPad is the original size and whatever the new name is going to be.
- LL: Looking at the Apple Store they use only 'iPad' for both the iPad 2 starting at $399 and the 'new iPad'.
- So it does makes sense to only call it iPad in the future.
- AI: iPhoto really seems to be an interesting app that allows us to do anything we want without exporting into other applications, e.g. photoshop touch, etc.
- LL: They mentioned dictation but didn't talk specifically about Siri
- AL: I think my kids are not going to be worry to much about being able to write because of the voice recognition.
- LL: What's the next thing you do, though, in terms of UI?
- The mouse is gone because of touch
- The keyboard will disappear because of voice control
- SL: The other thing, too, is that Siri is not perfect. It's still in beta because it is not perfect and it probably would stay that way for a while.
- AI: I think the reason why it is not shown as available for the iPad because it is not needed on that device.
- AL: My complaint is that I want features available on all devices and not only one.
- LL: I think that Apple is struggling with getting the server capacity up to par in order to serve the demand.
3G or 4G
- LL: Is 3G/4G really necessary?
- AL: If you have 3G/4G you are more flexible and you don't need to login and go through soe authorization process
- LL: Netflix anncounced to be ???
- LL: If e.g. the SkyMall is going to be available on the iPad, it'll pay for itself in a few month, saving printing costs.
- LL: iPhoto is a new app on the iPad
- AL: the photo editing options are sensational
- This is what Adobe Photoshop touch does but not as intuitive
- AI: This is key. Apple wants to send a message by showing that it can be intuitive and doesn't have to feel like an existing app, using all the functionalities of the new device.
- LL: The processor, dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU, really is an interesting choice.
- SL: A lot of commentators don't recognize that different. Some reports are about a quad-core CPU.
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- Edited by:
- Show notes: Jean-Marie Schweizer (Bushgeek)
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