How I Think Apple Screwed Up the iPad Mini Design

Two days ago, Apple introduced a new, smaller iPad, the iPad Mini. It is my considered opinion that they screwed up, and for that I’m grateful. It means my purchase of a Nexus 7 two weeks ago was not a mistake.

So… What is it I think they got wrong? There’s the price! But, if I was looking for another expensive Apple product that integrated flawlessly with my existing hardware ecosystem, the iPad mini might be a good choice. I have a 10" iPad for that, though. The big thing that I think they got wrong is the size. It may fit in your hand well, and it may fit in a medium sized purse, or a coat pocket, but it does not fit in many sports coat, or suit jacket inside pocket, and it does not fit in my pants’ back pocket. The new iPad Mini is just too wide, and the Nexus 7 is exactly right.

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Apple Criticized Over New iPhone Maps App

This is mindblowing stuff. Apple’s new maps app, which they’ve touted with great bluster since their first announcement of its impending release as part of iOS 6, and which replaces the highly effective Google maps app, is showing horrible, ridiculous, and sometimes humorous results. In one of the examples cited in Britain’s Daily Telegraph, a reader has them listing a business which went defunct 15 years ago.

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