Apple's new tablet scored even higher than the old. Heat-gate was a nonissue.
It's not often you can get 200 people to agree about anything, nevermind something as controversial as a new Apple (AAPL) product.
But on several issues the new iPad owners surveyed last week by ChangeWave Research were practically unanimous.
No other tablet is getting stratospheric satisfaction ratings like this, not even the iPad 2. Only 74% of iPad 2 owners surveyed in February pronounced themselves "very satisfied."
And based on a side-by-side comparison of "Heatgate" and "Antennagate," ChangeWave concluded that the operating temperature of the new iPad was a non-issue for most users: "Simply put, the heat issue does not appear to be a perceived problem for the overwhelming majority of new iPad owners." See below.
Below the fold: The rest of the ChangeWave charts.
Apple's notebooks sweep every category in the latest report, despite middling reliability scores
Consumer Reports doesn't always love Apple's (AAPL) products. It still doesn't recommend the iPhone 4 because of problems its testing lab had with the external antenna. But in its survey of the current crop of notebook computers released Tuesday, the magazine gave the MacBook line its highest ratings in every category in which Apple competes, from the 11-inch MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 25, 2011 7:03 AM ET
With a pair of high-quality calipers, Consumer Reports resolves a silly dispute
A good carpenter knows to measure twice and cut once, which is why you probably shouldn't ask your average Apple blogger to build anything out of wood.
Case in point: The story that hit the blogosphere like a bad Donald Trump soundbite last week when someone notified MacRumors that their new white iPhone 4 didn't fit into their old black MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2011 7:03 AM ET
Making sure reporters know about every flaw in the Verizon iPhone
You can almost hear the pent-up frustration in the e-mail one of my colleagues at CNN Money received Tuesday from AT&T (T) public relations:
I urge you to view the video you can find when you click on the link.
Verizon said the launch of the iPhone would be "flawless." Their word, not mine.
All I ask is that you ask Verizon about MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 9, 2011 10:39 AM ET
With partners, developers, competitors and maybe some regulatory agencies
One of Apple's (AAPL) weaknesses as a company -- as even Steve Jobs will admit -- is that it isn't a particularly good neighbor. Like its co-founder and CEO, it can be secretive, prickly and quick to take offense. Witness, for example, the 121 pending lawsuits that list Apple as a plaintiff or defendant.
So it's unusual and sort of refreshing to see MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2010 8:27 AM ET
That's the question a self-described "total Apple fanboy" put to Steve Jobs
[UPDATE: The "fanboy" has now confessed that he faked his exchange with Jobs, reportedly after his father read this post. See here.]
Ah, the white iPhone 4.
Announced on June 7. Missing at the June 24 launch. Promised by the end of July by Steve Jobs himself at his July 16 "Antennagate" press conference. Pushed back to "later this year" in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 18, 2010 10:12 AM ET
The company will end its free iPhone 4 case program on Sept. 30
After more than three months of complaints, lawsuits and a global media frenzy that culminated in an extraordinary Steve Jobs' mea culpa, Apple (AAPL) quietly closed the book Friday on the story that even Jobs came to call Antennagate. As of Sept. 30, the company will no longer automatically provide free cases for iPhone 4s or offer a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 10, 2010 3:28 PM ET
But for three times as many people, the lack of a Verizon iPhone is a bigger problem
The iPhone 4's widely publicized antenna problems cost Apple (AAPL) some sales this summer, but not nearly as many as its exclusive deal with AT&T (T).
That's the major finding of a survey released Wednesday by Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster. His team interviewed 258 cell phone users in downtown Minneapolis to gauge the impact of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 8, 2010 8:18 AM ET
Mark Papermaster's fate was sealed long before antennagate, according to Wall St. Journal
Here's what we have learned about the departure of the Apple (AAPL) senior vice president Mark Papermaster, the man in charge of the iPhone 4, since the New York Times reported Saturday that he had left the company.He did not leave Apple voluntarily. "From what I've heard, it's clear he was sacked," writes Daring Fireball's John Gruber, citing MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 9, 2010 7:19 AM ET
Two years after fighting in court to hire him, Apple has let IBM's Mark Papermaster go
It was one of the most contentious hires Apple (AAPL) ever made.
In November 2008, Steve Jobs hired Mark Papermaster, IBM's (IBM) top microprocessor executive, to replace Tony Fadell as head of the iPod and iPhone division. IBM promptly filed a complaint in federal court to prevent Papermaster from leaving, arguing that he possessed highly confidential MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 7, 2010 5:41 PM ET
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