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post #226 of 379
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post
Im not saying i like the iPad, cause i dont really, unless it had OSX, then id get one in an instant, but apple doesnt really care what the techies think, all they care about selling the darn things, and that they will do aplenty.

wow that was one wicked run on sentence.
People buy things they can use. People will actually use the iPad.

I find it valuable for offering unlocked 3G access, which will be huge when I travel. There's nothing else like that, not even my iPhone, which is locked to AT&T. The iPad will give me access - that I need - outside the country. What that will save will likely pay for itself.

My parents are looking forward to it, too. They'll be able to show photos to friends easily, read text and check their email.

Living here in Los Angeles, I could write an angry post about how useless a snowmobile is. But is a snowmobile really a useless product or is it not something I need given my circumstances?

The iPad will be very useful - possibly indispensable - to millions of people. Just because you have no use for it doesn't make it a bad product.

You realize that you do not speak for everyone, right? You're being condescending and not spending even a second to wonder if the product might be useful to others.
post #227 of 379
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
People buy things they can use. People will actually use the iPad.

I find it valuable for offering unlocked 3G access, which will be huge when I travel. There's nothing else like that, not even my iPhone, which is locked to AT&T. The iPad will give me access - that I need - outside the country. What that will save will likely pay for itself.

My parents are looking forward to it, too. They'll be able to show photos to friends easily, read text and check their email.

Living here in Los Angeles, I could write an angry post about how useless a snowmobile is. But is a snowmobile really a useless product or is it not something I need given my circumstances?

The iPad will be very useful - possibly indispensable - to millions of people. Just because you have no use for it doesn't make it a bad product.

You realize that you do not speak for everyone, right? You're being condescending and not spending even a second to wonder if the product might be useful to others.
guess i need to be more careful when i write, i wasnt trying to be condescending. Id even consider myself an apple fanboy, i was merely trying to inforce the fact to all the apple haters in this thread that what they are saying doesnt matter to apple.

Sorry for the misconception there UE
post #228 of 379
I personally find it hilarious that the Windows Defenders are so insecure that they have to come here and attack the the Apple Fanboys, like a bunch of pissed-off gangstas.

Without calling out anyone personally, why even participate in a thread like this if you're only going to be a Negative Nellie?

Is is just to cr@p all over our Cheerios?

You don't see Apple fans coming over to the "How do I bypass my crappy Windows OS to avoid latency and interference and get decent sound out of my PC while running iTunes?" threads to make fun of you, do you?

Defenders attacking Fanboys when they still have 9 to 1 market superiority is very curious and insecure (Psychology 101). Come to think of it, it's Reactive vs. Proactive--kind of like the Microsoft vs. Apple mentalities in general, respectively.

I don't think that any of us who are genuinely excited about this new and ground-breaking product that is just the beginning of a whole new computing paradigm will be sorry to see you leave if you do choose to espouse your negativity elsewhere; don't let the door hit you in the you-know-what on the way out and we will have even more fun without you
post #229 of 379
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Originally Posted by brotherlen View Post
Thought this was pretty funny.
YouTube - Hitler responds to the iPad

I'm not an apple hater, but I have to call it as I see it.
This one was pretty funny too: Apple presents the iRack
post #230 of 379
I think the iPad is really cool, and am trying to figure out where i could fit one into my life. But it does have a few flaws in willing to recognize, such as not having OSX, which if it did i would almost completely replace my laptop with it. I do all my computer using lounging in my bed, due to room constraints in the dorms i live in. I dont have chairs, this would be a much more confortable experience for me. I would only use my laptop at that point for when i download the odd show off the internet. But i use the laptop for most my music listening, so having a full version of itunes on the iPad would be nice cause then i could just use like a airport express. But i still might get one to do all my internet surfing with and email, and only use my laptop when i have to. Though this would force me to switch to using cd for music, which wouldnt be so bad i guess.

I really am trying to convince myself i need on cause i think it looks really cool

Also i want to see how subscriptions for like newspapers and magazines pan out, i would love for them all to be through iBooks, and not how NYT's did it with their own app.

Edit: also i read mainly fantasy, so getting TOR(tom doherty) signed up would sway me alot in purchasing
post #231 of 379
Two words:ultimate failure!nothing cool about this thing except maybe the screen,it's really nice,otherwise all the other features are ball****.I tried the amazon kindle and I am not a fan of reading books this way,I like phyical book in my hand and marking the important things that I like.I hate apple and all their marketing and pricing stratigies,but I loooove my iPod touch and happen to think it is the most innovating piece of technology in the last decade and it does what it meant to do very well.and what the heck is 10 hours battery life?this is too short for this type of device.just wait a year or so and apple is gonna produce the "ipad C",which refers to camera and glossy black cover,lol.
post #232 of 379
Archos 9 - $600
1.76 lbs.
1.1Ghz ATOM Z510. Runs Windows 7.
8.9", 1024 x 600 pixels resistive, LED backlight.
10.08" x 5.28" x 0.67" thick
7.4v Lithium-Polymer battery, 5 hours, removeable. 36W (12v @ 3a) power adapter.
HDD 60GB (1.8")
WiFi (802,11b/g), Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Microphone.
Stereo Speakers.
Headphone jack.
1.3mp Webcam,
Optical trackpoint mouse,L/R mouse buttons.
Built-in Stand, 2-positions.
USB port.
Lotus Symphony included: Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations.

iPad - Starting at $500, but $700 for that amount of hard drive space.
1.5 lbs.
1Ghz A4. Runs iPad OS 3.2.
9.7", 1024 x 768 pixels, capacitive, LED backlight, IPS, Oleophobic
9.56" x 7.47" x 0.5" thick.
25Whr Lithium-Polymer battery, 10 hours, fixed. 10W (5v @ 2a) power adapter.
16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash memory.
WiFi (802,11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
Microphone.
Speakers: Mono Audio.
Headphone jack.
iPad versions of iLife apps: $9.99 each (x 3).

Don't tell the Apple fanboys though, they might realize they're being ripped off by this 'revolutionary' device compared to something that's been out since October of last year.
post #233 of 379
hmm.. iPad... interesting.. looks like a device for long sessions sitting on the toilet.
post #234 of 379

"250 Million iPods ago...

...When the first iPod came out, its goal was not to grab the customers who Creative and Archos were fighting over, with their dueling 6GB "jukeboxes." It was to grab everyone else. I remember listening to arguments about why Archos had a better device than Creative or even Apple. Lot of good that early-adopter love got them in the long run. The pocket media player market exploded, with Apple eating over half the pie consistently for almost a decade."

The Evolution of this device will be the Revolution
post #235 of 379
The Archos 9 does look sweet...

Can you load OS X on it?
post #236 of 379
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post
...When the first iPod came out, its goal was not to grab the customers who Creative and Archos were fighting over, with their dueling 6GB "jukeboxes." It was to grab everyone else. I remember listening to arguments about why Archos had a better device than Creative or even Apple. Lot of good that early-adopter love got them in the long run. The pocket media player market exploded, with Apple eating over half the pie consistently for almost a decade."

The Evolution of this device will be the Revolution
Yep, it's called effective marketing but that doesn't substantiate words you used in your last post like 'new', 'ground-breaking' or 'a whole new computing paradigm'

The simple fact is most won't miss the neglected features because those primarily exposed to Apple's mass marketed products won't expect them by default. If Apple can define tablet PC to lack or not require GPS, a camera, possibly even Flash then that will define their expectations. I'm sure most are and will remain oblivious to the likes of the Archos 5G/9 which is superior in just about every way to the iPad and does everything it should.

I still think even the average consumer is going to be pissed off by the lack of some features. It's pretty clear that they didn't just want to make a portable internet device that surpasses the iPhone in usability, they wanted to make something that clearly doesn't eat into the market share of their budget MacBook and MacBook Air. They could have loaded a desktop OS on it, but they purposefully didn't. I think many will struggle with the idea that an internet device like this can't do Flash, doesn't have a USB port and can't run their favourite PC/Mac programs without requiring to pay for Apple apps adaptations. Only time will tell whether they can define the products on their own terms rather than well ... reality.

Don't think you can run OS X on it, although I'm not sure.
post #237 of 379

"250 Million iPods ago...(continued)

"When the iPhone came out, BlackBerry users were like, "No flippin' way." And guess what, those people still buy BlackBerries. (And why shouldn't they? Today's BlackBerry is still great, and hardly distinguishable from the BB of 2007.) The point is, the iPhone wasn't designed to win the hearts and minds of people who already knew their way around a smartphone. It came to convince people walking around with Samsung and LG flip phones that there was more to life. And it worked.

iPhones now account for more than half of AT&T's phone sales."
post #238 of 379
"iPad will run almost 140,000 apps from the App Store. So you can use all those incredibly fun and useful apps — including everything from games to productivity apps — right out of the box."

140,000 apps at your fingertips. From day one.
post #239 of 379
Well, a little too many quotes. My wife and I discussed this today: she isn't interested while I am even though she is more an Apple fan than I am. Definitely a product which will appeal to a certain person. Apple need to refine it for use with the OS (I imagine they will before production models ship) and it will likely be the portable I have been looking for.
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