After a historic launch and years of grand slam updates to its hardware and software, the iPhone now appears more vulnerable than ever. To retains its luster, Apple needs to make iOS 7 its boldest update yet.
With three new Google Nexus devices joining the latest from Apple, Microsoft and others, right now may be the best time ever to buy a tablet or smartphone. No matter what your preferences are, what price range you are looking at or which mobile carrier you use, there are some terrific devices to choose from.
Will consumers decide it’s worth a big price premium for an iPad Mini for what amounts to a few ounces of weight and some extra screen surface area – plus the iOS operating system? That is not to say the iPad Mini is not worth what Apple is charging, but the competition has set an aggressive pricing bar and Apple may not have done enough to clear it.