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11-14-2010, 07:59 PM #1
iPad One of "Top 50 Inventions of 2010"
Time Magazine has published its picks for the top 50 inventions of 2010, and the iPad is right at the top of the list. As the accompanying article notes astutely, though, the iPad is not an invention per se, but a reinvention of a product that had pretty much been left for dead.
Tablet computers, after all, are far from a new invention. The pen tablet was developed in the mid-80s at a Boston-area startup, and touchscreen PCs have been around since the early part of this century. However, the technology never caught on. “In theory," Time correspondent Harry McCracken writes in his article, 'the iPad is merely a follow-up to such resoundingly unpopular slate-style computers as Microsoft’s Tablet PC." However, he observes, Apple is good at "reinventing a product category that its competitors have given up on," and achieved success with the iPad because they were "the first company that designed finger-friendly hardware and software from scratch rather than stuffing a PC into a keyboardless case."
Including the iPad itself, three of the six best inventions in the Technology section had to do with iOS. The Flipboard app - which combines updates from Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds in a graphically appealing magazine style layout - was also singled out for praise. Time also honored the Square credit card reader for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android as one of the year's top innovations.
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11-14-2010, 08:06 PM #2
iPad is Apple revolution...
11-14-2010, 08:06 PM #3
I honestly don't consider the iPad a tablet computer mainly because it lacks the basic features of what a tablet is. That being said, in my prospective view, the iPad an okay product, will I buy one? No, simply because I already have an iPhone 4 and it's basically the same thing, software wise. However, I still wouldn't buy one either way, it's just not for me, unless they integrate Mac OSX onto the iPad, then that's a different story.
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11-14-2010, 08:28 PM #4
Apple, once again, shows it's innovation on making a "dead" product become super useful, since the iPad basically started the tablet wars.
11-14-2010, 08:36 PM #5
I love how number 2 is an iPad appName? whereswaldo
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11-14-2010, 09:31 PM #6
11-14-2010, 09:46 PM #7
The title is misleading.
I read it as "iPad is one of the top 50 inventions of 2010"
which made my say "I hope it would make the list >_<"
anyways, congrats to the apple empireI am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
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11-14-2010, 10:04 PM #8
Anything apple "reinvents" is going to be huge. The apple logo and brand name is just Soo big in today's technological society. Much love to apple though. I love my iDevice. It's just not fair when it comes to the wars between apple and it's competitors. Apple just automatically gets the upper hand by being apple.
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11-15-2010, 12:18 AM #9
11-15-2010, 07:05 AM #10
So they took the ipod touch, made it giant and it's one of the best inventions of 2010? Means there wasn't much innovation in 2010. And I'm seriously laughing at apple fanboys thinking the ipad is a "revolution".For **** sakes you mods are amateurs! Why are you trashing my scene!!! Seriously you and me we're done professionally.
11-15-2010, 07:55 AM #11
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11-15-2010, 08:01 AM #12
have to say, I still think the iPad is just a big iPod Touch, but it is still pretty cool.
11-15-2010, 08:31 AM #13
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
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11-15-2010, 08:41 AM #14
I still don't know a single person that has one of these things.
11-15-2010, 08:43 AM #15
so what if the ipad is an enlarged ipod touch? would you rather look at your mail, browse safari, and even play games on the ipod's screen or the ipad's screen! of course it's on the top 50 list... and yes for you anti-fanboys out there the ipad is fricken revolutionary!!!...suck it!
11-15-2010, 03:19 PM #16
some dayYou don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
11-15-2010, 04:16 PM #17
Everyone that is hating on the ipad is just mad because they dont have one lmao @ all the HATERS ! lol
11-15-2010, 09:55 PM #18
Lets hope they managed to finally create something without patent infringement.
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11-16-2010, 10:39 AM #19
11-16-2010, 11:39 AM #20
Our iPad is the tech gear for our 15 months son; he is masterful at it. The price we paid for the iPad is worth every pennies.