The iPad Air is More Innovative Than You Think

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Bong Siu

Just 2 days after the new ipad was announced and there is already nothing for editors to write except lengthy articles defending (re-defining) English words.

Such article is the best proof that who is no longer innovative.

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Michael Simon

Get your facts straight. It's only been one day...

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arwrock

the more reason...
someone is one pissed iSheep

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cary808

Any idea why Apple didn't add the fingerprint recognition button or the better camera introduced in the iPhone 5s?

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Michael Simon

The lack of a better camera is surprising. I didn't expect either iPad to get the new iPhone 5S lens, but I did believe it would be upgraded to at 8MP, like the 5C. Maybe the gains just weren't worth it. Or maybe it's just not that important to customers. I cant imagine anyone not buying one because of the camera.

As far as the fingerprint sensor, I'm not all that surprised. Apple likes the iPhone to have exclusive features (Siri, retina) for at least a generation.

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Illusive Man

in·no·va·tive
ˈinəˌvātiv/Submit
adjective
1.
(of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original.

You never told us how it might be more innovative than we think. I think Surface 2 (no not the Pro) is far more cutting edge than this device.

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Michael Simon

OK, explain.

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Illusive Man

You made the claim you explain!

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Michael Simon

How much more do you want me to explain? Apple reinvented a three-year-old product and bested its competitors  without adding a single new feature. It doesn't need to resort to tricks and gimmicks under the guise of innovation. And the Surface?

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Illusive Man

What was innovative about the new mini? Seeing as how retina was in the most recent Ipad and the IPhone 4 they could have easily put in a Retina, yet you are telling people Apple needed more time to "refine" the device? Surely, you must be joking. Apple simply wanted to make money. Also where is the innovative touch ID in either of the new devices? Do consumers have to wait until the second iteration and beyond to get the, as you claim "refinements". Apple is not doing anything innovative, they are simply cashing in on its rabid fan base. Even on the desktop side, they cannot figure out what to do with it anymore.

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Michael Simon

I never said that adding a retina screen to the mini is innovative. I'm saying that Apple is still managing to be innovative without entering a new product category. That being said, the first-gen mini didn't have retina due to the sacrifices in battery life and performance Apple was unwilling to make. You can argue against that, for sure, but ask anyone who has a Nexus 7 how that's working out for them. 

And whether you like them or not, I think Apple has a pretty clear strategy for its desktops. Not sure where you get the notion that they're lost.

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arwrock

My nexus 7 (2013) has been going for 3 days with average use. I have underclocked it (something apple doesn't allow) and the performance still is better, as in 4 cores, 2 gb of ram on my nexus 7. Compare that to the iPads. Oh and 1.5 mhz is better than 1.3 mhz.
Oh and android is better in 100 ways, such as widgets and customizability.
Apple copied LTE, notification bars, quick toggles, true multitasking and live wallpapers from android.
Nexus 7 also has OpenGL, the graphics standard.

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