Amazon today released a new commercial for the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX that pits the device against the iPad Air. Apple’s no stranger to commercials that try to mock its products, but this one is different — along with the product, it also takes a dig at Apple’s SVP of design Jony Ive.
While the second-generation iPad mini has an impressive 326 ppi Retina display, further analysis of the display revealed that its colors aren’t as vibrant as those produced on the iPad Air’s display. Now, detailed tests performed by DisplayMate reveal that not only is the display on the iPad mini not as good as the iPad Air, but it is also inferior to the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and the Nexus 7.
iPad Air comes with a more power-efficient, brighter and less reflective Retina Display compared to the iPad 4, but Kindle Fire HDX still grabbed the top spot in a display shootout with the new iPad and Nexus 10, according to display experts at DisplayMate.
You might be able to use your iPhone, iPad, other electronic devices during takeoff and landing starting 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the use of iPhones, iPads, Kindles and other electronic devices during flight takeoff and landing citing the possibility of electronic interference with airline equipment, but that theory has been questioned by a lot of people recently, and it appears that the FAA is ready to relent on its stance.
Last year, soon after the iPad mini was launched, Amazon went on the offensive and ran a Kindle Fire ad that openly mocked it. They wanted wanted to show that the Kindle fire was a better device for less money.
It’s an unusually media heavy day for the normally very private Tim Cook. Tonight his interview with Brian Williams airs on NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek has published a long, and fascinating, interview with Tim Cook led by Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel. While portions of both interviews have been discussed already—Tim Cook Says Apple To Start Manufacturing Macs In USA Soon and Tim Cook: Television is an “Area of Intense Interest”—the discussions in the Businessweek interview are too compelling not to comment more on.