Apple Takes Jab At Android & Windows With New Releases
Apple has taken a jab at Windows and Android following the recent announcement of its newest iPhone and iPad Pro products. Even with the supposed small updates, Apple did not waste time taking advantage to upstage some of its biggest competitors. Are Apple products really better?Advertisement
Apple did not waste time putting itself ahead of others. According to the company, Microsoft and Google are behind the times. Perhaps the most evident burn came from iOS marketing vice president Greg Joswiak who offered Apple’s update numbers. “iOS 9 today is running on 80 percent of our active iOS devices,” Geekwire quoted Joswiak.
“That compares incredibly favorably with the latest version of Android, also released this past fall, which is running on—two percent of their active devices.” While this elicited some quiet laughs, it was senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller who really took the jab out of the competition.
“The majority of people who come to an iPad Pro are coming from a Windows PC, a desktop or a notebook,” said Schiller.
“There are over 600 million PCs in use today that are over five years old,” he said. “This is really sad. These people could really benefit from an iPad Pro.”
The animosity that prevailed over was somehow strange, according to reports, since Apple has been working with Microsoft especially with the launch of the original iPad. On top of the jokes and challenges to competitors, the highlight of the event was the release of products like the iPhone 5Se and the iPad Pro.
The iPhone 5Se comes with 4.0 inches display plus LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and 640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density) resolution. It operates on iOS 9.3 and comes packed with Apple A9, Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister and PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics). It comes in 16 and 64GB variants.
The iPad Pro on the other hand comes with 12.9 inches (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio) display plus LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and 2048 x 2732 pixels (~264 ppi pixel density) resolution. It runs on iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.3 and comes packed with Apple A9X, Dual-core 2.26 GHz (Twister) and PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics).