With PC sales growth flatlining, and now with mobile devices such as the iPad experiencing the same problem, the question can now be asked, did PC and device performance become good enough for most mainstream users some years back? The average person is content to use a computer to browse the web, create or edit the occasional document or spreadsheet, catch up with people on social media and watch the occasional YouTube video. All of these tasks are arguably more than covered by a smartphone and/or tablet, even ones that are a few years old. Steve and Ben ask these questions and more, including how improved battery life and value-adding features like graphics performance rather than raw performance are the new benchmark for advancement in computers and devices. They also discuss this through the prism of Apple’s recent hardware event, where they announced the iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and Apple TV.
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