I beg to disagree. Apple did not release the first dual core processor tablet. It was motorola xoom. And how many megapixels does their camera have? Sub par compared to honeycomb tablets. Technically, they are not raising the bar. Competition just caught up up with them because they introduced nothing new.
It might have been true with the first iPhone 3G and 3GS (and arguably with the first iPhone). But I think the trend has reversed now and Apple starts to lag behind the others or at best advancing at the same speed but on a different path.
Agree with czarnikjak :) Most new tables come with 1280×800 resolution, while iPad 2 is still 1024×768. Where is the promised double resolution? I think they are trying to catch the bar not to raise it :))
I find it funny how everyone comes in and starts questioning the validity of Apple’s quality or how they are trying to play catchup to Motorola and the rest, or how much money you got for making this chart.
Is it so stuck in your mentality that Apple has to be the underdog when it comes to hardware specifications that it’s impossible for any of you to visualize a time when Apple is ahead of the competition? I hope that is not the case, because that means you are just blindly throwing ignorant questions around to justify your reasoning.
Apple can still be ahead of the curve this time because the iPad 2 is the first dual-core tablet to come to the market with a complete and stable software package. The Motorola XOOM didn’t come with that.
Apple can still be ahead of the curve if their graphics performance figures translate to real-world performance, because 9x faster than the last generation would make the A5 chip twice as fast as Tegra 2.
It is just insane how I’ve seen the technical world crack down on anything Apple lately, as if Apple must never be successful in their mind. Did they ransack your house? Burn your crop? Kill your children? I don’t think so.
They are just a tech company, bringing products to the world. And I, for one, would commend them for their products as a whole package, not because it’s Apple that made those products.