On the iPad “Mini”… @daringfireball

I’m going to say it: I really, no REALLY, do not believe that Apple will make a smaller iPad.

I don’t care what The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Daring Fireball say. It won’t happen.

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.

Edit: ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes agrees with me.


But it’s open! Part XVIII.

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).”


Just like Gruber said.

Fireballed and Snell’d. @daringfireball, @jsnell

John Gruber at Daring Fireball in response to my thoughts on iTunes from yesterday:

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).

I’m not so sure about that. It seems to me from the comments on my blog, and the comments on the Macworld article by Jason Snell, that the numbers are pretty even.

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?

@daringfireball’s take on Mike Daisey, and Apple’s continuing improvements.

A much more eloquent take than anything I have seen on the issue of the liar, Mike Daisey.

John Gruber nails it again. Respect.

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.