I have stated such already but it needs to be said at every opportunity.
He signs are there. Steve Jobs set the standard and solidly fixed the bar way high. He and his round table have created a surplus so large that today's administration, the Cook administration can afford to fail . "fail" and still survive as it pertains to stockholders. But only so many mistakes can be made. Let's y ip3 matches ip2 sales from day 1 and quarter to quarter. Great. Although this new iPad is a pretty routine design with the 3 major feature upgrades it does still have in the really early stages , Steve's finger prints on it so to me that's all it needs is that era ending participation and decision making in it. There are no more Steve Jobs anything in anything else after this new iPad and even this had a bare minimum of input due to his absence as he faded.
Don't you think he earned the right to speak of a device such as this 7" itablet coming in Sept / Oct as a bad idea? One which he would not do. The Mitch overlaps iPad ,iPod and iPhone unless it has cellular which I doubt. Why would Cook do one then? It's either to prove Steve wrong or just push his weight. And ego.
This ipad3 's name s goofy. It's a gen 3 iPad , it's not a new iPad... Maybe I'm weak in my explanation but my point is that this iPad's name would never get past Steve's eye rolling ,, he'll no!
These are two things that we all know Jobs would not do and the name is not important enough to dwell. On although the master marketeer would not have it IMO. The 7" iPad mini hand held I almost wish it's a giant flop which needs price reductions to clear inventory. Maybe they now know something Steve Jobs overlooked but I know I would not want an oversized iPod or a small pad. Then there's the good sized iPhone. It's directly against what the companies founding father stated emphatically .if this era shows a different Apple will not be happy about that nor surprised. Then again cook has a mega cushion to fall on so his ego trip will not land hard. Could be some other things done differently that lend themselves to a new ,less solid direction. What Steve did not just anybody can come along and do. Even a close ,insider who knows everything about the holy book of St. Steve. Unlimited funds can mess with ya mind. You may not be as concerned to initial dissapointment.
My mind is not " blown " yet. A greater iPad IMO is now about to surface though. Got to keep it up each and every time Tim. Put the Kia bash on that 7" tablet ASAP