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  • I was impressed

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  • I will buy one very soon

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  • I have no interest in buying one

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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad - Apple's first tablet PC - today. What did you think? Is there any chance you will buy one?

    Here is Apple's first video on it:
    Apple - iPad - App Store - 140,000 apps at your fingertips.
    It's a touch screen netbook, I'll pass on the smudges.
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    I wish Apple would compromise their constant desire to make cool looking things with features that actually excel. I know macs are sleek and all but the components are confined to such a closed market. If my mac breaks, I have to bring it to an apple store; if I want an upgrade, apple store; if I need tech support, apple store. I still use PC because I can go anywhere to get the components if I want to do all of the above.

    My ipod was stolen in November and I debated about getting a new one. My friend almost convinced me to buy an ipod touch but at the end of the day I had no real use for one. They create a market where the only way you can upgrade is buying a new product through obsolescence.

    The apple market is so trendy and that's why it thrives. I don't have a rabid hate for it, but there is quite the niche market among dedicated mac users, and there's some snobbery there as well. As long as their components are restricted to their company, I'll stick to PC thanks. As for the ipad, why bother? There is no discernable benefit, other than having another trendy gadget.

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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    I am an Apple junky. If I need to buy a product and Apple makes it, they get my money. I am also starting to collect Apple products.

    I have never had major problems with any of the Apple devices and that is most important to me, they have been very reliable. My MacBook Pro has never crashed even though I leave it on all day and use it for hours throughout the day. I live in a low point of Wisconsin very near Lake Michigan and cell phones do not work well, if at all, in my house, but the iPhone works the best.

    I read a lot, so the iPad would be a good fit for me. I do agree that 2nd generation is always better and I will probably wait until then to buy one to use.
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    does it work on a womans iPeriod
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Was as I expected and no I am not going to buy it.

    It is a piece of junk to be frank. It reminds me of the Iphone when it first came out.. a piece of outdated junk then. Yes it has been improved since, but does not change the fact that the Iphone was outdated when it was launched... no 3G, crappy camera and so on. There is a reason the Iphone flopped in Japan and in part in Europe.

    But back to the Ipad.

    It lacks a camera.. for god sake a phone as a camera, and even most laptops, but not the "thing" that is suppose to be in between? Talk about mega fail by Apple.

    No USB or other connectivity as standard.. yes you have to buy it as extra.. wth. Cant put in SD cards or similar.. err okay.. what use is it then? You can do that in most smart phones lol and PCs but not in the Ipad?

    Cant multi task. Yes you heard it.. it can not multi task.. Only one program open at a time. Talk about being next to useless. Lets write a letter.. oh what was that reference on the net I needed.... lets tab out to the browser.. ups cant..oh well. Pathetic limitation.

    Also if you noticed during the presentation.. no Flash support yet again on an apple product... Jobs opens the NYT and ups that has Flash on it and was clear that it was not correctly supported.. pathetic. They have had over 3 years to fix it on the Iphone and still have not done it in the Ipad.

    Plus why the huge border? What is that.. 2 inches or something of plastic around the screen? Gezz..

    And finally the biggest negative... why the heck not in 16:9 format? I mean if it is even remotely suppose to be used as a movie view platform, then you would expect from a new product that you dont have the black lines top and bottom of a movie because the screen is in the wrong format.

    And I understand it is on AT&T in the US.. err aint that the network that is at breaking point already because of the Iphone? And now they expect to ADD the Ipad to that mess?

    Sorry but unless Apple seriously changes key things, this will be a flop. Sure they will sell a ton to the faithful Apple users, but other than that.. no. I could see a use for the Iphone and its uber coolness (despite its out of date technology inside) but I see no use for this Ipad.. rather have a netbook, at least there is a keyboard and camera on it..
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    I love my iPhone, but I'll pass on this. No webcam, no multi-tasking, and for a device that size, I want a real keyboard. Apple should have gone with a netbook or a combo device, not a straight tablet. Tablets have been around for a long time, have been niche devices and have never caught on to the mainstream. I doubt this one will, either.
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I never understood the rabid hate of Apple nor the rabid love. Nevertheless, your point about the notebooks is very valid, and yet another point against the tablet market.
    It's quite easy to understand really. Steve Jobs blatantly censors the content of the app store and since you are limited to getting your apps only from that source, you are limited in what you can do with the equipment you bought and own. Further, if they don't like what you're doing with *YOUR* phone, they can and have bricked them and you're out the money.

    I have no doubt whatsoever that the iPad will be the same way. They'll enforce Steve Jobs personal morality, limit access to online materials and especially on their online bookstore. It also seems clear that the cost of their purchased books will be on the high-end, book publishers are running over to Apple now that Amazon is insisting that it's absurd to charge as much for an electronic copy of a book as it is for a hardcover copy of the same book, which undeniably it is. Jobs, I suspect, will have no problem whatsoever charging through the roof for things.

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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad - Apple's first tablet PC - today. What did you think? Is there any chance you will buy one?

    Here is Apple's first video on it:
    Apple - iPad - App Store - 140,000 apps at your fingertips.


    Does it come with wings?



    How well does it prevent leaks?
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Three words

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    What an abysmal failure. Where to begin? Perhaps the fact that the masterful design is essentially them taking an iPod Touch and giving it a Mario Mushroom.

    No camera, no multitasking, no usb ports, no swappable battery, no expandable memory, all on a gimped OS that is beginning to feel a bit aged on a mobile phone and looks downright ancient on a device that big.

    Then you get to the prices. $499 for one that has 16 gigs and no 3g. You’re looking over $600 just to get one with the 3g plan. Over $800 to get 64 gigs and 3g.

    But then Jobs had to go and be his typical egotistical self and take a shot at netbooks, instantly inferring this thing is in that genre.

    No contest

    By the time this comes out the new intel pinetrail Atoms will be out as will the Ion2 chip from nVidia. You’ll be able to nab a netbook with a 90%+ full keyboard, 11”+ screen, 250 Gigs, an actual desktop OS that can run full featured apps, all in a package that can run HD quality video and actually play real games not slimmed down iphone ones…..for the same price as the ENTRY level iPad.

    Oh, did I mention that the netbook could actually run flash as well?

    That’s the thing that had me laughing my head off at the presentation. Jobs goes on and on about how to have a middle category device it needs to be better than a computer or the iphone in certain categories, one of which is web browsing.

    What’s one of the first things they show after that?

    A web page with a big “missing plugin” box because it didn’t have Flash

    No offense to apple but the only thing I can say to this is….

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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Does it come with wings?

    How well does it prevent leaks?
    The Second Generation iPad is going to take it...to the MAX!!!!

    its going to be called the "max iPad"


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