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The Apple iPad Thread
« on: January 27, 2010, 01:28 PM »
Steve Jobs annouces the "Attack of the Giant iPhone"!



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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 02:08 PM »
CNN has a short video clip: Apple unveils the 'magical' iPad

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 02:19 PM »
I like it.  

I've been searching the net for other details from the "unveiling".  I haven't seen any pricing structure annoucned yet.

EDIT:  Just saw on Yahoo that it will start at $499.
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 02:40 PM »
I like it.  

I've been searching the net for other details from the "unveiling".  I haven't seen any pricing structure annoucned yet.

EDIT:  Just saw on Yahoo that it will start at $499.

Yowch. I gave a slight thought to this, but after seeing that price, forget it.  It's not like I really NEED to have something like that.

iPad...gawd, I can hear all of the jokes now.
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 03:31 PM »
Actually I kind of like the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 better. Its' a notebook with a removable screen/pad.


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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 03:34 PM »
This looks like a bomb to me. . .

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 09:31 PM »
Sounds like a name for some sort of electronic tampon to me. I'll stick with a laptop.

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 09:48 PM »
Looks really cool, but I can't stand typing on touch screens.  Like all technology, I'll wait while others work out the kinks, and bring the prices down.  I still have a tube TV!!
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 09:04 AM »
I want that Giant one next to him for my Media room.   

I will probably get one for my wife for a Birthday/Anniversary/Mother's Day/Oops type thing, then I will get to inspect one up close to see if it is worth the hassle of getting rid of my netbook.

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 10:21 AM »
Well, I see this thing as a complete letdown from Apple. First off, it's ugly. What's with the giant bezel? Were is the camera and microphone? I guess I can't use it for Skype. No support for Flash so no youtube. No multitasking. Maybe it will copy and paste? Only a 4:3 display instead of a real 16:9 widescreen display. Movies will suck at that ratio. A book app that looks like a book? Childish. Reminds me of a Plus pack for Windows 95. The interface is unimaginitive. That MLB app reminds me of my old Colecovision Baseball game. Speaking of games, there needs to be somekind of controller built in. I hate touch buttons. iPhone apps get stretched at what looks like 4x. No handwriting recogniztion. That's something all Windows-based tablets have had since 2002. Syncs over USB? Where is the bluetooth or OTA? Even the Zune has that. Price is good for the low end but the low end should have been the 64gb version with 3G. Too bad it will be offered by AT&T. At least there is a keyboard dock. All this is is a way to suck more money out of our wallets and for Apple to say "me too". There is nothing here that isn't standard on every modern tablet computer. I think I'll go with a pad that is based on Android.
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 08:27 PM »
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2010, 09:44 PM »
I'm just pissed I have to change my moniker - which I'm still playing with.  iPad?  Freakin weak ass maxi-pad name.   >:(
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 6, 2010, 01:29 AM »
Anyone pick up that device with a touch screen & looks like a larger version of a product that the same company already came out with years ago?













The Nintendo DSi XL !!!!!


Oh ya, and what about that other touch screen device from the fruit company?

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 6, 2010, 02:20 AM »
I don't really get the whole Apple worship.  They have designed some interesting pieces of technology and they do seem to have cornered the market on flashy interfaces, but this is just a tablet which has already been around and hasn't been that successful over all.

Other than the fact that you're losing the stylus, that's all it is.  That, and an oversized iPhone which, given the choice, I'd take the phone because with that you can actually take with you on the street.

But, I don't get the whole eReader thing either, which is apparently another selling point on this thing.  There have been times I would have liked the ability to search the text of a book but I'd rather be able to do that from a full-blown computer because I'm probably interested in doing something productive with it.  Maybe I'm just too practical to "get" all this hype behind Apple's products.

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