An interview with EA’s CEO John Riccitiello shows just how far the iPad and other mobile platforms have gone in just a few years. He talks about how there’s no longer a cycle with consoles and that mobile platforms provide game updates for every major holiday which helps drive sales while console games you’re lucky to see an update more than once a year. This makes devices like the iPad the fastest growing platform out there.
From the story over at MacRumors today it looks like the Facebook App for iPad is nearly complete. Hopefully we will see the app sometime in the August timeframe. The app looks really great from the screenshots that I have been able to see. Unfortunately you wont get these features if you update your Facebook App on your iPad. I already tried
To me it’s a stretch, but Michael Saylor Co-Founder of MicroStrategy a firm specializing in business intelligence speaking at a social media conference spoke how the iPad is reaching a tipping point in the enterprise that Android may not be able to break. The iPad is the only tablet on the market that has won mass market appeal with consumers and in the enterprise.
While Android has seen success as a platform for phones, it has not made a dent in the tablet market. Perhaps fragmentation and differentiation in phones give them an edge, but the iPad’s singular form and established App Store market brings many things to the table that Android tablets just do not have.
If you have an Android tablet you can not play back mobile versions of movies even from a Windows Media format because Android lacks the licenses and in some cases the technology to handle the encryption methods that the studios demand to protect their content. The iPad has been an established method for mobile video that has universal adoption from the studios and it’s user-friendly approach to managing content through iTunes also helps adoption.
As for Monopoly status? We’ll it’s a long shot, but it will have a technical monopoly unless someone comes up with something better, that’s just how the market works.
Source for Micheal Saylor: Marketing News
IBTimes is reporting that the next generation of the iPad will be called the iPad 2 Plus. While not many details were talked about, it was interesting that the main upgrade might be a Retina Display upgrade to the device. It would be somewhere around 250-300 ppi vs the current 132 ppi, the iPhone sports 326 ppi. If the rumors are correct it could reduce the shipments in the fall of the iPad 2 as consumers naturally will begin waiting to see what comes out next.
In what appears to be an attempt at pure greed, the New York Post has began blocking access to their website for users of Safari on an iPad instead you are greeted with an ad to purchase a subscription through the App Store.
From the Author “Our industry leading professional field recorder for iOS just got completely redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. Although widely recognized by audio professionals as “best in class” we decided to skip the tweaks and create a next generation product incorporating many of the features our users have requested since FiRe’s initial release.”
You can find out more by clicking here or download via the iTunes App Store.
Looks like the first “Rumor” about a WWDC Back To School announcement has arrived via BGR, in it they state that a “Rumor/Tip” arrived claiming 200 dollars off an iPad or free iPod Touch.
Following up on their iPad buyers guide, iLounge has announced their iPad2 buyers guide.
Sections such as but not limited to:
- From Our Editor
- 2011: “The Year of iPad 2”
- iPad By The Numbers: Our 2008-2011 Polls
- New From iLounge: iLounge + Mac
- Sneak Peeks
- iPad 2 Buyers’ Guide Top Tweeter Contest
- All About the iPad 2
You can download the guide by clicking here.