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Thread: Inside Apple's New A4
01-28-2010, 09:04 PM #21
01-29-2010, 01:09 AM #22
01-29-2010, 04:23 AM #23
1st gen definitely looks like something to stay away from.
also, looks like jailbreaking is once again the only way to make an iPod OS-based product worth purchasing. In this case, backgrounder alone makes it a bit more interesting.
but lack of front-facing camera, no way to print, no flash, and no "normal" storage space for 'net downloads (or even a way to download things from the net without jailbreaking) are combine into one large deal-breaker.
I also have my doubts about reading for long periods of time on an LCD screen. haven't people tried that before? it's all kinds of fail for prolonged reading. not sure if people will just force themselves to pretend to like reading whole books it because Apple's name is on it (thus, they believe they should like it, no matter what) or if the screen is somehow a color version of e-ink. we'll see.
Prediction: like a piece of infomercial exercise equipment, this will be a device that lots of people buy...only to find it collecting dust after a few months when they realize the iPad creates an unnecessary and even impractical transition from their smartphone to their computer.
01-30-2010, 08:30 PM #24