Published March 15, 2010
This jewel is found in the iPad FAQs:
The device isn’t yet on the market, but Apple already has a battery replacement service in place – for 99$ plus S&H they exchange your unit with one with a fresh battery! Apple is really going after those non computer types, and for a huge market share. They are really changing the rules of the game.
This is as ungeeky as it gets. Great thinking.
Published March 5, 2010
Tags: iPad, Publishing
Best piece I’ve read yet on the impact of the iPad on book publishing:
Books in the age of the iPad from Craig Mod:
Print is dying.
Digital is surging.
Everyone is confused.
The whole publishing business is changing, and the kind of reading devices plays a major role in it. As Craig puts it:
IT’S NO WONDER WE LOVE OUR PRINTED BOOKS — we physically cradle them close to our heart. Unlike computer screens, the experience of reading on a Kindle or iPhone (or iPad, one can assume) mimics this familiar maternal embrace.
Published March 4, 2010
Tags: iPad, Numbers, Patents
Again, John Gruber from Daring Fireball get’s it: The Apple-HTC Patent Thing. Well worth reading for both insight into the problem of software patents in general, and the strategic implications of suing your competitors. Last time Apple did this on it’s own initiative was AFAIK suing Microsoft over Windows…. they’d better concentrated on innovation.
After poking them with a stick – or rather an often cited piece of speculative jornalism – Foxonn let out the capacity and early number of iPads in production in Digitimes. 600,000-700,000 iPads in March and one million units in April… looks like my up-to-now estimate of 5 million units was rather conservative compared to Apple’s expectations.