Really, I don’t mean any disrespect by mentioning the three sources above – there are many others, but I chose to use the most prominent one’s. It’s simply not logical for Apple to make a smaller iPad, and here’s why:
- The Jobs doctrine. No matter what you say, Steve made it perfectly clear.
- Apple has already produced various sizes of the iPad for years, and has decided that it’s not worth it.
- The margins would be too low. Apple is not in the market share game.
- No leaks so far. At least no legitimately sourced one’s.
Anyhow, I may be wrong, but I’m willing to bet that I’m not.
Does anyone else think that this is – at best – questionable?
Also, get this:
“Your Content in our Services: When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.
The rights that you grant in this licence are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This licence continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing that you have added to Google Maps).”
You can’t please everyone, but it sure seems to me like there are more Mac users who wish Apple would break iTunes into a set of smaller tighter-focused apps (like on iOS) than there are iPad users who wish the Music, Video, App Store, and iTunes Store apps were combined into a single app (like on Mac and Windows).
My point is: On iOS it makes sense to split the apps, because we use it very differently from how we use iTunes on the Mac.
On iOS you tap the app that you want to use for a specific scenario. On the Mac (and on Windows) you have a centralized way to access all your media. It makes it easier, in both worlds, to have it the way it is.
Again, I do not doubt that Apple is re-working their approach, I just don’t think they will split the Mac app now, and I don’t think it’s broken the way it is.
Edit: A commenter on my original post brought up an interesting issue: How would you restore an iOS device, if the apps holding your info are separate from one another?
Also, Apple has – just as they promised – updated their Supplier Responsibility page again. I think they are pretty much the only company doing that, and showing progress in every area. Tim Cook is sure leaving his mark.