Apple's (AAPL) most-favored tech writers got it last week and have now weighed in
The Wall St. Journal's Walt Mossberg: A Million More Pixels Than HDTV. "The key upgrades are to those core features — the 9.7-inch screen and the data speed over cellular networks. These upgrades are massive. Using the new display is like getting a new eyeglasses prescription — you suddenly realize what you thought looked sharp before wasn't nearly as MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 15, 2012 5:53 AM ET
The consensus: No Apple iPad killer, but for the price it's not bad
It's inevitable that reviewers will compare Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle fire with Apple's (AAPL) iPad. This works in Amazon's favor in terms of price ($199 vs. $499 and up). This works against Amazon in terms of features, functions, apps, speed, screen size, responsiveness, etc.
Marco.org's Marco Arment: "I expected the Kindle Fire to be good for books, great for magazines and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 14, 2011 8:16 AM ET
A taste of what the early users had to say. Spoiler: They loved it.
Apple must have handed out a lot of pre-release units at the "Let's Talk iPhone" press event last week. I counted at least a dozen hands-on reviews Wednesday morning. A sampling:The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg: The iPhone Finds Its Voice. The iPhone 4S is one of Apple's less dramatic updates, but, when combined with the Siri, iOS MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 12, 2011 5:45 AM ET
The verdict is unanimous: It's slower than AT&T's, but it rarely drops calls
Pre-orders for the Verizon (VZ) iPhone began Thursday, and deliveries will begin next week, but Apple (AAPL) made review copies available to its favorite publications -- before Verizon's network might suffer, like AT&T's (T) did, the strain of a few million new bandwidth hogs.
With that caveat, a sampling of the reviews:The New York Times' David Pogue: "To answer MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 3, 2011 6:23 AM ET
Glowing notices across the board for Apple's (AAPL) latest "iPhone without the phone"
CNET's Donald Bell: "The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill."
Engadet's Joshua Topolsky: "With the addition of HD video shooting, the new Retina Display, and a faster A4 processor, the touch has just gone from 'nice to have' to nearly irresistible."
New York MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 9, 2010 5:53 AM ET
Mossberg, Pogue and Baig all loved it. With reservations.
Wednesday's papers will carry the first official reviews of Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone 4. The usual suspects have been playing with the device for the last week or so and they are, for the most part, pleased. A sample of what they had to say:
The New York Times' David Pogue: New iPhone Arrives, Rivals Beware
Despite the strong initial, positive MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 22, 2010 7:59 PM ET
Steve Jobs' handpicked reviewers have tested his latest creation and pronounced it a winner
The first three reviews of Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer were posted Wednesday night -- each, coincidentally, from newspapers that are developing their own iPad apps.
The verdicts are strikingly similar, although each writer reaches it by a different path.
Walt Mossberg, writing for the Wall Street Journal, starts with the assumption that to succeed the iPad must be a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 31, 2010 10:55 PM ET
Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the sixth major upgrade of Apple's (AAPL) flagship operating system, is scheduled for release Friday, and the reviews hit the stands -- and the blogs -- overnight.
How many ways can you say "the important changes are under the hood"?
Read on.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 27, 2009 7:05 AM ET
One could fault Apple (AAPL) for once again handing out advance copies of its new operating system upgrade only to journalists who depend on good relations with Steve Jobs to supplement their income, but let's skip all that and go straight to the reviews:
Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal (The D Conference)Headline: Leopard: Faster, Easier than Vista. Upgrade of Apple's OS Isn't Revolutionary, But It Beats Microsoft's Favorite features: For me, the MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 25, 2007 8:34 AM ET
LOUD AND CLEAR. Thanks to top-sellers like Motorola (MOT), Research in Motion (RIMM) and Apple (AAPL), Bluetooth wireless technology has finally come into its own as a means of connecting gadgets. From a Microsoft (MSFT) mouse with a built-in laser pointer to a Plantronics (PLT) headset that juggles music and calls, take a look at what gear is likely to start turning heads ... and emptying wallets. || NEXT>>Jon Fortt - Sep 13, 2007 9:15 AM ET
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