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iPad is old and Apple should prioritize battery on iPhones, says former Apple evangelist

Those who follow Apple's universe for a long time will surely be familiar to the name of Guy Kawasaki, considered one of the first "evangelists" of the company figures who became famous for spreading the name of Ma, encouraging the purchase of its products and helping to popularize Cupertino's creations. Kawasaki did that in the 1980s, but now another man is a man who does not shy away from criticizing Apple even on well, let's say, sincere terms.

In a report from Australian Financial ReviewKawasaki criticized Apple's recent (or perhaps most recent) tendency to prioritize the miniaturization of its devices over more robust batteries, lamenting the fact that an advanced user needs to charge a modern iPhone at least twice a day. .

If Apple had a phone that had twice the battery but was thicker, I'd buy it tomorrow. You have to charge your iPhone at least twice a day and God have mercy if you ever forget to do that maybe Tim Cook has an assistant who charges your iPhone.

Kawasaki's comments come at a pivotal moment for the iPhone in Australia: by then, the general public's interest seems to be slowly shifting to older models of Apple's smartphone. potential buyers of iPhones were interested in the newer models and 10 percent in the older ones; Today, 22% of this universe is searching older versions of iPhone while only 16% is interested in newer releases. It is not known if this change in course has to do with the batteries of the devices, however.

Kawasaki says that even though he has abandoned Apple's evangelist cloak, he is still a loyal user of Apple's products and has an iPhone X, a MacBook Pro and an 11-inch iPad Pro. About this latest device, the expert says he likes to use it because of its longer battery life, but admits that iPads in general are becoming an object associated with older people.

The reason I use iPad so much is that the battery lasts so long, it's small and light and has a SIM card, so I don't need to find a Wi-Fi network or route the internet from my phone. But if you look at the millenialsClearly their computing device is a phone, not a tablet. I have three children, two already working at 23 and 25 and they have never used an iPad. () When you think of people using iPads, they are old people, like me.

The numbers are on Kawasaki's side: In another survey cited by the report, the rate of young (15-30 year old) tablet owners falls year on year and more than half of them no longer have such a device in the US; Among older people (50 to 70 years), on the other hand, the rate only rises and more than half of the American population already has an iPad or competing device.

And you: do you agree with the views of the former evangelist? Leave your impressions and ideas below.

via Cult of Mac