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Posted: Jan 27, 2010 10:30 pm
 
Just the name is bad. Bad!

Point 2: Who needs an oversized Iphone?

I thought things were supposed to get smaller! Give me the Iwatch!
Posted: Jan 27, 2010 10:34 pm
 
heard something on npr about women not liking the name cause of , you know, women things named pads
Posted: Jan 27, 2010 10:52 pm
 
Posted: Jan 27, 2010 11:06 pm
 
Just saw that thang on Nightline. I can just see those getting broken very easily,and I can honestly say I don't want one.

I thought things were supposed to get smaller! Give me the Iwatch!

That's right!
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 12:34 am | Edited by: dtrain
 
that video was halarious....

yeah, don't know about this....apparently it's blazzing fast on internet, 10 hours of battery life, runs iphone 3.2 software, no camera, no phone, no sms, cannot run multiple applications, but does run on wifi and att.

ATT has not determined what the plan would be but i'm assuming it might be more than the $60 5gb data plan. Wifi of course is free but that enabled device cost more. of course. jury's out on this......oh, ...and only runs iphone apps, no pandora or hulu.

i don't get it.

check the engadget link for the real scoop.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/apple-ipad-first-hands-on/
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 12:47 am
 
OK. just watched the engadget video. pretty impressive gotta admit.
Especialy at 1:25 when he was Turning the pages of the book on the screen.
Thats crazings.

I can see scientists and college students using this easily , like if everyone in the class had one of these syncd up to the teachers that would be awesome. i'm sure they've already thought of this.

youtube stuff looks good too.

impressive.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 1:03 am | Edited by: SSSSSSS
 
If it had 4G and I could use that with my Clearwire acct. I'd consider it. I'd also be hoping for the day someone would hack it and figure out a way to run real Mac OS on it (probably impossible, tho). Like dtrain sez, no Pandora or hulu (for the time being anyways).

I just can't see blowin' 500+ bones on a 3g/wifi enabled iPod touch which costs too much per month to get too little choice in usage.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 2:03 am
 
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 3:24 am
 
OH NO! Officially offended!!!
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 5:12 am
 
I guess it would be pretty convenient for watching gay P.O.V. porn at the Bus Station.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 5:15 am
 
.......well, I gotta go to the bathroom again.Can I borrow your ipad?
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 6:39 am
 
Pretty sure data plan was $30 a month with no contract... that's decent.

This is a step towards a new, usable machine but it's not there yet.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 8:00 am
 
Nobody wants a Kindle and nobody wants this stupid thing! (Except for metrosexuals who want to show off it off like a fashion accessory, so probably lots of people) Also, there have been tablet PCs on the market for years that can do waaaay more stuff than the ipad and nobody has bought them. It's a niche market and it always will be, especially at that price point. You can get a decent laptop for $500 and it'll be MUCH more useful & practical.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 8:07 am
 
Sarah just told me a good joke.

"People in Boston have had the iPad for years"
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 8:42 am
 
I kinda like it...from what I understand about it.

My take is this: it's simply a more convenient web browser. For example, once I finish my work for the day, Carrie and I usually watch a movie. During this time, I fuck around on my laptop (provided by the school district) and check sports scores, headlines, stereo-nerd stuff, movie-nerd stuff, Goner stuff, facebook, email, etc.

The cheap version of this would let me do the same, in a more user-friendly way, and I wouldn't have to do it on SCS property. I could click the links that I'm afraid to click on the Goner board, and I'd save wear and tear on property that isn't mine. Plus, I think the school board has the ability to monitor where I go and what I look at (I'm taking a big chance just by writing this-sarcasm-).

It's not like I'm spending a lot of time on bigboobs.com, but I'd rather completely separate my own time from school time. While I could buy another laptop for myself, the iPad is a LOT cheaper, and I still have my desktop for media storage. I'd probably also use the e-reader function, although I've never used a Kindle. If they make shit from the public domain available, I'd never run out of books I can read on the couch or in bed.

In a pinch, I could also use Word/Office on the iPad to write a quick quiz or assignment sheet. I know word processing isn't the primary function, but it's available.

I'm certainly not an Apple zealot (although they're the only computers I've ever used, my HS, college, and School district have all used Apple-so they're the computers I've bought), but if people seem to like the iPad, I might buy a cheap one in a year or two when the later generations have tackled the initial bugs.

In other words, I don't think it's a life-changing invention, or anything, but it seems like something I'd actually use. A lot.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 9:35 am | Edited by: No Big Thing
 
While I could buy another laptop for myself, the iPad is a LOT cheaper

$500 gets you an iPad with 16GB flash memory, no 3G (assuming you're up for another $30/month), an inability to use multiple applications, a lame aspect ratio, and no Flash-compatibility. Oh, and you can't use any application Apple doesn't want you to. It plays movies, but not the DVDs or BluRay discs you already own.

Last week, I helped my mother-in-law purchase a new Dell laptop with a 17" widescreen LED, a screaming 2.13/2.53 i5 processor (those have been available about all of 6 weeks, I think), 320GB HD, 4GB RAM, and a dual-layer DVD burner (probably with LightScribe). You can run Flash as well as a bunch of other applications that didn't have to wait for someone in a cube to decide they didn't infringe upon Apple's long-term strategy before releasing them.

It cost $650.

Yes, the iPad is smaller, lighter, and probably does a nifty job with eBooks, but I'm not sure the pricing is that amazing.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 9:54 am
 
"People in Boston have had the iPad for years"

Now THAT is funny!

HA!
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 10:02 am
 
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 10:34 am
 
Wow! The functionality of a Ipod touch without the portability and the portability of a laptop without the functionality! Genius! And you can only do one thing at a time on it. Double genius!
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 10:56 am
 
But can a laptop get this ratio of absorbancy?

I think not.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 10:59 am
 
And you can only do one thing at a time on it

This is particularly weird.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 11:17 am
 
Last week, I helped my mother-in-law purchase a new Dell laptop with a 17" widescreen LED, a screaming 2.13/2.53 i5 processor (those have been available about all of 6 weeks, I think), 320GB HD, 4GB RAM, and a dual-layer DVD burner (probably with LightScribe). You can run Flash as well as a bunch of other applications that didn't have to wait for someone in a cube to decide they didn't infringe upon Apple's long-term strategy before releasing them.

It cost $650.


I didn't say the price was "amazing." I said it was cheaper than a new (Apple) laptop. I also said I'd wait a year or two. At that time, the price would be significantly lower for more product.

The more I think of HOW I'd use it, the less I'm disappointed about what it doesn't do. Actually-I had ZERO interest in an Apple tablet until I saw the video on the Apple site yesterday-I have not idea what it was supposed to do and doesn't. I just think it's pretty nifty and it seems like something I'd use everyday.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 11:21 am
 
The more I think of HOW I'd use it, the less I'm disappointed about what it doesn't do. Actually-I had ZERO interest in an Apple tablet until I saw the video on the Apple site yesterday-I have not idea what it was supposed to do and doesn't. I just think it's pretty nifty and it seems like something I'd use everyday.
if you're not spending alot of time on bigboobs.com i don't care
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 12:45 pm
 
heard something on npr about women not liking the name cause of , you know, women things named pads

That is about as ridiculous as PETA wanting to protect Punxatawney Phil and have him replaced with....wait for it.....

A Robot.

Heard this on the way to work and wanted to run people off the road.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 12:56 pm
 
It's a really less practical, cooler looking netbook. It really should be able to run OSX lite and share files with a Mac to used professionally, but I could see hip, self-employed, urban types that don't like smart phones bringing everywhere they go in their purse/ murse.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 1:24 pm
 
they should give an ipad to Punxatawney Phil and see what HE does with it!
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 1:26 pm
 
urban types that don't like smart phones bringing everywhere they go in their purse/ murse.

no cell phones allowed in the super new rad awesome strip club downtown.

ipads ok, but no cell phones...
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 1:58 pm
 
My Applle IIC has Larry Bird vs. Dr. J!!

Does it have a video in/out?...that's all I give a shit about, something that can fit in my shirt pocket.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 2:25 pm
 
General rule of thumb: NEVER buy a first-gen Apple product.

I have a cool-looking but useless G4 Cube that echoes that sentiment.

They'll probably iron out all these issues with iPad 2.0, just like they did with the iPhone.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 3:48 pm
 
Nobody wants a Kindle and nobody wants this stupid thing! (Except for metrosexuals who want to show off it off like a fashion accessory,


Well, i know what Scott and Bruce will be getting each other for christmas.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 3:57 pm
 
Any chance of interest from me in this thing was lost when I heard there would be no multi-tasking. That's just dumb. Probably have to wait until 4.0 for that and for Flash support.

I really like the Courier concept that Microsoft supposedly is working on. The proposed physical design is something I could actually see myself actually toting around.

Posted: Jan 28, 2010 4:06 pm
 
i know what Scott and Bruce will be getting each other for valentimes day.
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 4:11 pm
 
i know what Scott and Bruce will be getting each other for valentimes day.
what? i can't stand the suspense
Posted: Jan 28, 2010 4:47 pm
 
In Germany, they're already building touch screens into people's arms. Right next to the little UPC code.
Posted: Jan 29, 2010 2:16 am
 
My Applle IIC has Larry Bird vs. Dr. J!!

Whoa. SO many hours spent playing that as a kid... I'd completely forgotten...
Posted: Jan 29, 2010 12:30 pm
 
Posted: Jan 29, 2010 4:37 pm
 
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