Apple never wanted to make the iPad Mini. It was forced to, by an army of tiny tablets laying successful siege to its empire. Apple’s conceded a lot of ground already. But it’s not the first time this year it’s had to play catch-up. With every new release, it becomes increasingly clear that Apple’s no longer the pace car for an entire industry. Maybe Apple’s transformation from leader to follower was inevitable. But that doesn’t make it any less jarring. The iPad Mini is an obvious and bloated—both in size and price—response to last year’s Kindle Fire and this summer’s Nexus 7. Read the full story at Gizmodo.
Apple Is a Follower
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).