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post #31 of 379
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Originally Posted by mesasone View Post
64 GB isn't enough? I mean an SSD option would be have great, but really...
Yes, 64 GB is enough, just about, but that's the highest and thus most expensive capacity.
post #32 of 379
does it come with scsi and firewire?

post #33 of 379
I don't understand some of the people (apple hater's in general) complaining about this product, you weren't going to buy this in the first place so what is the point of complaining about it.
post #34 of 379
What a missed opportunity for Apple. It's a product aimed at media usage. Apple has always been the go-to company for design computers, and as such should have incorporated wacom active digitization, stylus, and some serious horsepower, so it could be utilized as a drawing/concepting tool. As a product designer who's been forced for years to use PC tablets for sketching, I held out hope that Apple would do this sector proud with their tablet release. Instead what do we get? A basic product which is only aimed at entertainment.

Way to go Apple.
post #35 of 379
One word: FAIL.
post #36 of 379
There's no usb port! So no external DAC for this...
post #37 of 379
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
For me, a huge plus for the iPad will be replacing books and magazines. The desktop and laptop are OK for reading text and the iPhone isn't very good. Something that lets me switch between books, email and Internet would be very useful.

I've got access to a PDF scanner, so I'll probably "rip" a lot of saved magazines, copies, etc. and put them onto the tablet. That would clear out several bookshelves for me. Everything would be easier to find, too. If it ends up a good book reader (and it certainly seems designed for that) then I'll probably move a lot of my collection and library to it.

The point is to do to text what the iPod did to music. I can also see considerable use for replacing textbooks. Printing and distribution costs for magazine and newspapers are high - digital delivery could make them competetive again. There just hasn't been a good working model for digital delivery of text from a storefront. Amazon is OK, but I think this will change things.

Also, I think this is going to be more popular with older consumers. I'd wager that a lotmof people here don't really remember a time before the Internet. They probably have never made coffee and eggs, then spread out the Sunday paper on the living room floor for a morning of getting black smudges on your fingertips. I'm 37 and remember what life was like before everything was instantly available from a five pound computer in your lap.

There are a lot of other people who still like newspapers, magazines and books better than skimming over websites to find what's useful. My parents (they're 67) still take the Sunday paper to a local restaurant for breakfast and to pick through it for a few hours.

The iPad should be popular with this crowd. Actually, my mother found out what the Kindle was a couple months ago and really wanted one. I told her to hold off because Apple has something in the pipeline. She will probably get one for her birthday in March. By the way, she does not want a laptop. But a tablet where she can have her books, magazines and newspaper will be a big hit. If she can put all of her vacation and grandkid photos on it to show to others, it will be an even bigger hit.

Not all products are designed for a 22 year old gamer who must have the fastest chips at the lowest price and the most features. Put another 20 years on that kid and he probably won't give a rip about that stuff. There's a market for them, too.
I totally agree and think you have hit it right on the nail
post #38 of 379
Huge FAIL. Agreed.

But hey, I guess they did their due diligence in market research and strategy, and singled out a certain consumer to go for.
post #39 of 379
Look at it as an eBook reader and web surfer. For that, it's great.
post #40 of 379
Many says is a failure, but I think it's built and marketed right.

If you want more or better stuff on it, it will be more expensive, bigger and probably increase the power usage.

That being said, I wanted a usb port. :P
post #41 of 379
Silly me - I went to the thread under 'Computer Audio'. I guess it is a 'portable source', but its ironic that this is included as such in a forum where folk complain about the 'portability' of the LISA ....

The 'ooh, I wet my pants' posts here pale compared to some of the computer-specific forums. That, and the gnashing of teeth from many fanboys wondering where their (full OS X, gruntier processor yada yada) Mac Netbook went .....
post #42 of 379
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Originally Posted by bcpk View Post
Insufficient storage space for a non-pocketable device. Overpriced data plans. I have plenty of other problems with the device but those are the ones related to my initial post.
29.99 unlimited
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Edited by Jose C - 11/15/13 at 8:14am
post #44 of 379
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Originally Posted by John2e View Post
29.99 unlimited
Maybe it's just symptomatic of the USA market, but I pay €10 for "unlimited" (which is almost certainly 10GB, if not less).

Then again, I guess downloading recipes and buying cinema tickets doesn't use quite as much bandwidth, so the absolute bargain of a $15 - 250 MB priceplan should suit this device's target market fine.

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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
What a missed opportunity for Apple. It's a product aimed at media usage. Apple has always been the go-to company for design computers, and as such should have incorporated wacom active digitization, stylus, and some serious horsepower, so it could be utilized as a drawing/concepting tool. As a product designer who's been forced for years to use PC tablets for sketching, I held out hope that Apple would do this sector proud with their tablet release. Instead what do we get? A basic product which is only aimed at entertainment.

Way to go Apple.
It could have been a nice CintiQ replacement, although that's not exactly a huge market sector.
post #45 of 379
Hmmm

a little dissapointing, even that I knew that they will use the PA semi processor, a CULV would have been nice. A real OS would be nice too.

Then I would have bought it Now it is like one of those better chinese mids. Even the Cowon W2 is IMO better.

I think lots of people will buy it for the look and there will be other tablets, which will funktion better. I wait for the HP slate.
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