Stuff Office Cat’s Diary – 05/11/12
How much does an iPad Mini cost to make?
Did you think the iPad Mini was a mite overpriced? Office Cat did, but he’s changing his tune after seeing that Apple’s new tablet costs nearly US$200 in components alone. Add assembly, marketing, shipping and that all-important Apple Tax (ironically, since the company pays so little actual tax) and the US$330 asking price doesn’t seem so high.
Source: All Things D (via TechRadar)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 leaks
Another day, and another FPS fails to take cover from those pesky internet pirates. Counterfeit Black Ops 2 has erupted onto the internet a week early, with streams and YouTube vids spilling out like magma. Office Cat doesn’t see what the fuss is about – it’s hardly a spoiler when you’ve seen as many trailers as he has.
Office Cat suspects a conference that describes itself as “a sprinkling of blue-sky thinking” might not be his cup of Lapsang Suchong, but he notes one of the speakers is none other than Stuff magazine editor Will Findlater. The one-day event on December 4th also has speakers from eBay, LinkedIn, Pepsi and the London Evening Standard. Well worth a look for the blue sky brigade.
Source: Trends Plus
BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ out in UK
Want a supercharged BlackBerry PlayBook? Office Cat ushers you in the direction of the 3G 1.5GHz tablet, which has just gone on sale from £415 in the UK. Better late than never? He wouldn’t like to say.
Source: BlackBerry (via CrackBerry and CNET)