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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    In typical Apple fashion they controll the access by leaving out SD card slots and USB ports for downloading. Of course they have a number of models with more capability for more $$$. Apple has always been closed off, unlike Microsoft/IBM. It also seems to be promoted as a toy, and not for serious business use. There are lots of professions that could utilize a compact yet capable tablet type of device, but more seem to have shortcomings that can't be tolerated in more business environments.
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    In typical Apple fashion they controll the access by leaving out SD card slots and USB ports for downloading. Of course they have a number of models with more capability for more $$$. Apple has always been closed off, unlike Microsoft/IBM. It also seems to be promoted as a toy, and not for serious business use. There are lots of professions that could utilize a compact yet capable tablet type of device, but more seem to have shortcomings that can't be tolerated in more business environments.
    Like everything, there are pros and cons to a given situation. The fact that Apple makes its hardware proprietary, without access with SD slots or USB, has pluses to it as well. It is lighter, uses more controlled power saving battery life, less complicated an OS that doesn't have to react with drivers to new devices. I am just guessing, but I think those are valid pros.

    In the broader sense, because their devices are proprietary, they can build an integrated hardware and software platform that performs its job very well. This is what attracts people to apple. Their stuff just works and works very well.

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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Like everything, there are pros and cons to a given situation. The fact that Apple makes its hardware proprietary, without access with SD slots or USB, has pluses to it as well. It is lighter, uses more controlled power saving battery life, less complicated an OS that doesn't have to react with drivers to new devices. I am just guessing, but I think those are valid pros.

    In the broader sense, because their devices are proprietary, they can build an integrated hardware and software platform that performs its job very well. This is what attracts people to apple. Their stuff just works and works very well.



    You are high. If I actually USE my iphone, 1 hour and its dead.


    it's pathetic in that aspect...
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You are high. If I actually USE my iphone, 1 hour and its dead.


    it's pathetic in that aspect...
    My Env Touch uses a lot of battery too.
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You are high. If I actually USE my iphone, 1 hour and its dead.


    it's pathetic in that aspect...
    Never used an iPhone and never will. It is too bulky. I don't even have a small cellphone anymore. Send me email if you need to contact me.

    I have a Nano and it lasts 8+ hours playing music.

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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Never used an iPhone and never will. It is too bulky. I don't even have a small cellphone anymore. Send me email if you need to contact me.

    I have a Nano and it lasts 8+ hours playing music.



    when I retire, im gonna have a pay phone at the end of the block...


    if i only play music it will last. if I use it as designed, it wont.
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?


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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You are high. If I actually USE my iphone, 1 hour and its dead.


    it's pathetic in that aspect...
    The iPad's battery reportedly lasts for 10 in-use hours, and a full month of hibernating. Seems pretty respectable in that regard.
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    The more I thought about it the more respect I have for the device, but the respect I have for it is nill.

    I considered a great use of it would be a coffee table computer-one at which to be a more functional Harmony remote for my home theater system, the quick-acessing information for IMDB, Wikipedia, and so forth. Maybe some fun little applications here or there...

    Out in public....I don't know. For myself, I could only think of the times where I felt like this thing would be cool for the living room, and that's about it.
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    Re: What do you think of the new iPad?

    Its kinda amusing people suggesting "it has no camera" could you really envisage holding up a device the size of an ipad and taking pictures?

    I was under the impression Apple were bringing out a device to corner the ebook market and there was little mention, from what i can gather, it would come with a multitude of functions.

    I feel its definitely over priced [although i,m not sure by how much, the UK are still in the dark]

    Basically its an ebook reader, with Internet access [if desired] which will enable the user to collect his daily paper, amongst other things. Would i want it to do anything else???

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