Scobleizer: “Even the app developers never had their hands on iPads (I talked with several developers, even at â€œhotâ€ companies like Evernote, while waiting in line, and they had to develop their apps without even seeing an iPad) so the marketplace couldnâ€™t tell them before it shipped just how hot this would be.” – What company would do that? Yep, only Apple would feel confident enough in their simulator to not get beta units to developers. I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of a company doing this. I’d love to know how many applications that appeared on day one required bug fixes right away? Does anyone have any data on this?
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Microsoft is doing the same thing with Windows Phone 7. They have a dev environment with a full phone emulator running in an ad-hoc VM. Myself and other attendees of the MIX 10 conference in Vegas last month were expecting phones and were sadly disappointed. It’s probably a combination of cost to give away thousands of units plus supply.
Yeah, I can see the cost being prohibitive, it is interesting they actually took apps without ever being tested on the actual device. Very un-Apple’ish if you ask me.