1. The iPad Mini is about Killing the iPod Touch | Garrick van Buren →

    Historically, Apple’s responses to competitors has always been strategic – not direct and obvious. Additionally, they’ve always been comfortable killing off popular products for the sake of an easy-to-understand product line. For all these reasons, the iPad mini isn’t about competing directly with the Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 – it’s about quietly killing off the albatross of the iOS family – the iPod touch.

    Not sure if I’m yet in complete agreement with my friend Garrick here but I’m leaning into the idea. He makes some compelling arguments.

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    Because the iPod is now more a software thing, than a hardware one.
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    Hmmm…I wonder if there is any truth to this theory.
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    The world isn’t made of All or Nothing. There is something in between. Look at the cars market. Why so many models? Why...
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