Apple reveals long-awaited multi-touch 'iPad'

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  • daharderdaharder Posts: 1,580member
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    Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post


    No new OS for the iPhone, no multitasking, no camera, stuck on AT&T's network for the time being. No thanks.



    [CENTER]The absence of a camera is very strange indeed... It reall makes no sense, unless they're that afraid that the iPad will be hacked to video conference.



    Who Knows...[/CENTER]
  • aizmovaizmov Posts: 987member
    SOLD!



    When can I buy?
  • benroethigbenroethig Posts: 2,782member
    What we got here is enlarged evolved iPod touch. More than a little disappointed. I expected something revolutionary, not evolutionary, especially with all the hype.
  • chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
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    Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post


    [CENTER]Apparently Not... Oh Well[/CENTER]



    Yeah this is gen1. We'll all be back to discuss rumors and ideas next year for gen2
  • distortedloopdistortedloop Posts: 202member
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    Originally Posted by ascii View Post


    I bet it's incredible to hold, make you feel like you're on Star Trek. I just wish it had phone calls.



    It's got mic and speaker...and 3G data. Use Skype to make calls...
  • brit120666brit120666 Posts: 23member
    Did I miss that little nugget or is there no release date?
  • duecesdueces Posts: 89member
    Just a large iTouch.



    And 1024 x 768 ??? WTF? Is this 2007?
  • jukesjukes Posts: 213member
    underwhelming
  • cmf2cmf2 Posts: 1,427member
    To the people complaining about the $500 price and an apparent lack of features, I present you with a reality check in the joojoo. Controversy aside, it is a $500 internet device witha whole 4GB of storage.
  • nowayout11nowayout11 Posts: 325member
    No hand recognition for homework, note taking, etc. It really is just a large Touch.



    Cute, but no need for one.
  • daharderdaharder Posts: 1,580member
    [CENTER]Personally, I'll be purchasing an iPad 3G/64gb ASAP, b ut...



    As I peruse the various web sites that covered this event, others don't seem quite as enthusiastic about the lack of a camera, huge bezel, lack of a media card reader, no new advancements in multi-touch, and Apple's locked down ecosystem.



    Only time will tell if this is just another Newton debacle.[/CENTER]
  • wealthychefwealthychef Posts: 48member
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Calling it "way better than a laptop, way better than a phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs ... "Using this thing is remarkable. It's so much more intimate than a laptop, and it's so much more capable than a smartphone," Jobs said.





    So, then, can you make phone calls with it?
  • quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,566member
    WANT



    And the price is right, too.
  • hugodinhohugodinho Posts: 50member
    It's good. I'll probably get one for myself pretty soon. Bu the sad thing is, even with the reasonalbe price, this iPad will never replace the netbooks for the majority of people who are buying netbooks for their low price. Because iPad needs another computer to sync with. It doesn't replace a computer. And it almost could. But you can't connect the iPad to I/O peripherals, e.g. cameras, printers, USB drives etc.
  • majortom1981majortom1981 Posts: 305member
    The problem is that this is tooo much like an ipod touch and iphone.



    I can do everything this can do on my iphone already. Its really only a bigger ipod touch.



    It suffers from not having any features that cant be done on an iphone or ipod touch.
  • pt123pt123 Posts: 696member
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    Originally Posted by myapplelove View Post


    about f. flash? Would you just give us a break? Post ten websites you use regularly that have flash, come on.



    Hulu, NFL.com, Disney.com, foxsports.com, sportsillustrated.com, cnn.com, cnet.com, sports.yahoo.com, cbs.com, ufc.com. Have you used the web much?
  • arlomediaarlomedia Posts: 217member
    I wonder if Steve showed the site with the Flash plug-in intentionally, to put pressure on Adobe perhaps. I would think he'd know exactly what sites he was going to visit in a demo and wouldn't show something he didn't want to.
  • ivan.rnn01ivan.rnn01 Posts: 1,822member
    Well... That's what Apple is. It's not much, but they never let you be disappointed.



    P.S. iPhone did evolve into 3G, didn't it? So may do... well... iPad...
  • daharderdaharder Posts: 1,580member
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    Originally Posted by brit120666 View Post


    Did I miss that little nugget or is there no release date?



    [CENTER]60 days for the non 3G, and 90 days for the 3G versions.[/CENTER]
  • distortedloopdistortedloop Posts: 202member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by majortom1981 View Post


    The problem is that this is tooo much like an ipod touch and iphone.



    I can do everything this can do on my iphone already. Its really only a bigger ipod touch.



    It suffers from not having any features that cant be done on an iphone or ipod touch.



    I agree, and disagree. I'm not ready to run out and buy one today, if ever, but the little 3.5" screen of our iPhones is a bit limiting for web browsing of any length, especially if you're in the over 40 crowd and small little screens don't focus that well any more.
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