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01-30-2010, 08:39 AM #1Dear iPad haters...
People hated the iPod too, and now look what its turned into. 250 million iPods sold later, its easily the best selling MP3 player.
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01-30-2010, 08:41 AM #2
01-30-2010, 08:50 AM #3
01-30-2010, 10:49 AM #4
honestly i think although hated now this thing is gonna turn into something serious..remeber attachments and apps can be made..and will woulndnt be supprized if a usb hub type thing wasnt concuted
01-30-2010, 12:30 PM #5
01-30-2010, 12:50 PM #6
yeah but the ipod (ipod touch mainly) offeres something that no other mp3 player get close to doing. as for the older ipods, they were just mp3 player that you could count on, because they were made well, unlike the crappy plastic 50 song mp3 players you found in grocery stores.
the ipad is different from that, because although it will be well made and all that, there is no point in having one. it's not like there's some huge need for touchscreen newspaper readers.
you sir, have no point
01-30-2010, 12:54 PM #7
to people who actually read newspapers and magazines it is awesome
01-30-2010, 12:54 PM #8
Thats because there was nothing like the iPod ever made before, so people didnt know what to expect. it was revolutionary
Tablets are nothing new. Theyve been made before, so i know for a fact this was a disapointment. But thats how apple rolls...first release is a bit of disappointment, next year, the iPad 2 will have some added featued that were missing like CAMERA maybe, in 2 years, the iPad 3 might have a new design with many more features.
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01-30-2010, 12:54 PM #9
and not mention this thing called a book
01-30-2010, 01:02 PM #10
people hate it because we expected so much more. it really is just an ipod touch on steriods. it has to be used with another computer with itunes to sync to and not as a stand alone computer like most tablets that microsoft supports. i was actually going to buy one if it was a tablet that ran OSX but now im amazed that they put this much time and effort into a 10" ipod touch with 3g capabilities and dont give us anything for iphone or macs. thats why i personally dont like it.
01-30-2010, 01:09 PM #11
i do think its weird because it does what an iphone does and i have a mac it does what an ipad cant, its basically an oversized iPod. but i want one so bad....if they ever make it run Mac OSX with a camera later then ill sell my Macbook and get it but right now i have both and it eliminates the use of an iPad
01-30-2010, 02:11 PM #12
Poor comparison, IMO. The iPod in its prime did many things that nothing else was capable of. The iPad, essentially, is just a big *** iPhone without the ability to call or text. Nothing innovative or special about it. It's just eye candy, IMO. Another way for Apple AND AT&T (if you go that route) to steal hard earned money from people...
01-30-2010, 02:26 PM #13
ok but what about iwork? if apple could redesign iwork for the iPad then what is to stop manufactures from doing the same thing with solid versions of their osx software made to run specifically on the iPad?
just because it doesn't load up a disc and go like a laptop doesn't mean there isn't lots of things that the developers can do to make this a huge success.
01-30-2010, 02:38 PM #14
01-30-2010, 04:14 PM #15Ipad, my thoughts
When I first saw the video, I was totally unimpressed
with the product, I think Steve was also, he kept repeating
how "simple" this function was..
Of course I was expecting a "tablet" which the rumor
mill had been talking about for months.
But now having time to think of the Ipad, I think it
might have a chance, it is basically a ebook reader,
with some wifi capabilities. For those that are not
techy or those that don't need a laptop, but still
get email, this Ipad might just work, and lets not forget
the "reader" the screen is large enough to view full
pages, you can have hundreds of books at your fingers,
while traveling, and if you must you can scan the web
via safari. And I think those "more mature" folks
who do like to read, might find this a good solution
as there are over 100k free ebooks available.
can you really read an ebook on an Iphone, can you really
scan the web, the Iphone has a purpose, and its great
so is the Ipod, as is the laptop, and I think the Ipad
fits right in.
01-30-2010, 04:18 PM #16
01-31-2010, 12:22 PM #17your right to a degree...
Initially the iPod and iPhone were incredibly revolutionary...
No one was doing what Apple was doing and yes they led the way...
NOW you have more touch interfaces then you can shake a stick at.
The iPad is a step backwards. There are already true Windows based tablets that do way more and are just as nice. And in fact they run a full blown Windows 7 OS, which is going to be the next XP once it matures.
Apple is basing their whole decision on that people fell in love with the iPod/Phone therefore people will fall in love with the iPad. And yes, I've read StealthBravo's arguments and I do agree with what he says about presentations and portfolio's.
However... Why would I purchase a very limited device with an even more limited OS when I could just buy a Windows Tablet that does everything that my desktop does?
In all honesty, if I were to spend the money, I would purchase a modbook pro, or one of these.
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02-03-2010, 08:09 PM #18
First of all, I'm definitely not an iPad "hater". I was eagerly waiting for the news on Apple's newest "innovation" to the tablet. But ultimately, and I hate to beat a dead horse, all we got was a giant iPhone/iTouch with the ability to read eBooks...Now if eBooks are your thing, that's fine and all, but at that price? To each his own.
Back in 2001 when the iPod was announced, there were no mp3 players on the market that offered the features that it had. The iPod revolutionized the portable music player world. What exactly is so revolutionary about the iPad? We've seen it all before, including the design...I think it's a HUGE fail for Apple....kinda like the Macbook Air....
02-03-2010, 08:45 PM #19
Can you listed music from built-in iTunes while enjoying eBook?
02-03-2010, 08:48 PM #20