It’s Been Quite a Year

Shawn Blanc:

So I remember this time last year when all the pre-launch reviews of the original iPad were coming out and John was posting up links to them all and in his comments there was this slight tone of being bummed out that all these guys had gotten review units from Apple and he didn’t. But now he does and call me sentimental but I’m really glad for John.

It’s nice to have a review unit in advance, it really is. But it’s not just me — Apple has significantly expanded the number of venues that get prerelease access to the new devices. Engadget, TechCrunch, Macworld, and Slashgear all got iPad 2 review units, too, and I think this allows anyone who takes their gadgets seriously to make a much more informed decision.

Friday, 11 March 2011