As a convert to Apple in my development environment
, about 12 months ago, having been a Windoze fan for 20 years, I now have a 27" IPS iMac, macbook pro,iphone 5 , Apple TV, Ipad and Ipad mini
Firstly , across the board the build quality is better, secondly the display quality is simply far better then cheaper , crappo windoze stuff.
Take my 27" iMac, absolutly stunning, I sit in front of it for 8+ hours a day, no eye strain, a comparable full true IPS monitor
of similar size is 900+ dollars alone.
Then its built in effect around Unix, and folks with Linux
and its derivatives simply taking over the server world, you can see why I think Ive rebooted my iMac once in about every 6 months, whereas before Id reboot windows every 6 hours. when I come into office I hit the return key on the iMac and I get a virtually instant login screen
, try that on Windoze.
Sure I have a full Windows 7 system running as well, on my iMac!, using VM Fusion. Its the only way to run windows, as crashes only take out the session not the machine. ( and windows crashs quite often) My Windows on my Mac is way better then native windows on a Windoze machine
See the light folks see the light, try it youll never go back.
Ask developers what platform theyd like if given a free option. I can tell you the answer.
PS: Apple didint invent assisted GPS
. Its been around for a while, I think Trimble diid actually.
Arguments about SD cards, HDMI ( which apple iPads have , via display port) are missing the point, today you can get upto 128Gb on board, soon you will have terrabyte internals. I store virtually everthing in the cloud, what in the name of God do I want bits of memory chips to carry things around on. I cant remember the last time I needed an external card.
In a few years all these things will have gone the way of the dodo. ( Believe me Im an expert !!!)
only the later Apple models have GLONASS support and this is useful only if sailing in very northerly latitudes as the Russians have the orbits concentrated over there own landmass. The do have an aggressive launch schedule to add more birds. I was talking to them at their big stand at Cebit 12. They have very impressive plans for the system.including paid for, very high resolution solutions
Having said all that , Id never rely on a laptop/PC/iPad solution as my primary nav solution, I would always have an integrated system from one of the big 4. Slave in your Ipad , pc etc ( all of them are rapidly adding iPad support) as you need. I certainly wouldnt dream of using a 399$ one , these are toys.
Ps: If you are a App developer , you realise why Apple has better apps then Android, Apple developers make 4x times the money
from Apple store then Android, even though there are many more droids then apple devices. Apple strict quality process compares to virtually no oversight in Droid land, with the resulting rubbish that appears there from time to time.
PS Nick, studies show that people over 50 cant benefit from "retina " display resolutions anyway!