You’ve had it happen to you before: you're in a dark room with nothing but your smartphone, and as soon as you switch it on to check your email, your eyes are quickly regretting that decision. Turning on that smartphone was like taking off your sunglasses and staring directly in the sun. You might then turn down the brightness on your phone for a later time, but the device is still using a ton of power to output that light. Smartphones can use as much as fifty percent of the total phone power just to light up that LCD display, draining its precious battery.
With the announcement of a sleeker, sexier new aluminum bodied MacBook Air, you might have forgotten about Apple's other slim tablet device, the iPad. Apparently, the device has made quite the stride in the e-books and video sphere, as the iPad is widely used to consume both those forms of media.
With Microsoft having fired the first salvo in what's sure to be the latest round of the Mac versus PC war, it seems that Apple has had an unlikley ally come to the fore to reinforce them in battle: Glowing statitistics concerning the quality of their tech support. According to a new study from Vocalabs, when things go wrong in the Apple universe, Apple provides the best customer care experience out over some of the world's largest computer hardware manufacturers.
Yeah, we all know the iPhone is the sexiest phone on the market, but did you know iPhone users are the sexiest too? Actually, we won't start making judgements there, but according to dating site OkCupid, iPhone users DO get laid more. Twice as often as Android users, as a matter of fact. And by fact, we mean based on the opinions of 11.4 million people.
The iPad has launched Apple into third place in the market of portable tablet computers. The Cupertino-based company is currently surpassing the likes of other tech giants, such as Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba, and even Dell.
Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore believes that investors will really look at tablet computers when assessing consumer technology trends. "When including the iPad as part of the [notebook] market. Apple leapt over Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell in terms of global unit share," he writes.
Even though it's only a first generation piece of hardware, the iPad is already holding significant sway the technology landscape, from roots to horizon. Whether it's nom-noming at the netbook market or cannibalizing the sales of its diminutive iPhone or iPod touch brethren, the tablet's influence is being felt. What's next? We'll tell you: Gaming.