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This is really interesting. To a certain extent, I think they naysayers are right, that people don't know what they're getting. They THINK they know what they're getting, you can look at the videos and the demos, but you'll never know how you're going to use any product day to day until you've have it for a while. A neighbour is pickup up two on Saturday, and I'll have mine in my hot little hands on Sunday. Personally, I'm imagining that it will function as the...
No one product/solution works for every situation- Ultimately it will be up to developers [Apple or others] to create applications that work for a market and situation. Out of the box, the tablet is not going to solve everyones problems and do what everyone wants it to do- it can't. But with the success of the appStore, developers will jump in with both feet where they see opportunity. And there will be more than one application for some uses, which is great. Cause if...
Definitely. If apple doesn't do it itself as an adjunct to their own pro applications, third parties will rush in to fill the void. Basically I think we both imagine the Slate as a production assistant, rather than a production tool in the strictest sense. And that's fine. As the power and performance on this form factor matures, the question of whether a tablet is better or worse for full editing/sound/whatever duties will sort itself out. I started editing with film,...
I have much the same thoughts from a film production standpoint. Considering someone has made a video editing tool for the iPhone [which is nuts, really!]- it's going to be a measure easier to use video editing on a 10-11" tablet. That said- I don't think the tablet in this form factor wants or needs to be a standalone editing platform. Unless you're working in the very low end, no one is going to be finishing a project on a tablet like this. I think it can meet the...
I've been thinking the same thing. But something to consider though... a tablet sitting on a desk is exactly the same as a sheet of paper sitting on a desk. I wonder if the separation of monitor and input device since the computers inception has created the false impression that hands on desk while looking forward is the natural way to work. In fact, the computer is the FIRST method of writing which dictated this separation of where to look and where your hands are. ...
It's inevitable that the tablet will cross markets and usage line with both the iPhone/iPod Touch and Laptop markets, and there will be cannibalization in any number of directions, but is this a bad thing? You don't hear Apple complaining that the iPhone is stealing iPod sales- of course not, because it's an upsell for Apple. The iPhone is a compromise in many practical ways, but it's advantage is it's portability- and some people will absolutely compromise on the...
While I agree that aTV doesn't serve the needs of live sports or news broadcast, I think DVR functionality is incompatible with the aTV mandate of pushing iTunes content. In terms of purchased content I personally use aTV for movie rentals exclusively- and that's made it worthwhile for me. TV content won't be as attractive until it has either a rental price or subscription model. I'm less inclined to re-watch a TV show even more than a movie- so "purchasing" TV shows...
I'm not sure you're looking at it the right way. Apple is talking about changing the way people read. Let's set aside the fact that it will be a music player, internet browser, movie player, and via bluetooth headset, a phone- at a 10" screen size it will be much more enjoyable to use. If that were all it was, you're right- it might sell moderately well to the faithful. But let's be honest, the iPhone and other mobile devices, by their nature, are pocket sized and not...
Believe it or not, there is still a business to selling quality content beyond what is available for free on the web. It amazes me to the extent that this attitude of all intellectual property should be available for "free" is. If someone has a vested interest in something, they will pay for quality reporting. The advantage for magazines and newspapers is being able to eliminate hard production costs. It would be interesting to know how much of the cost of a magazine or...
I love AppleTV for movie viewing, and my only issue is that if studios want the system to take off [and they might not], the digital rentals need to be available the same day as store rentals- none of this one month "buy only" crap. If someone wants to watch something, they're not going to wait a month and they're not going to just "buy it" instead of waiting. Rentals need to be day and date the same as DVD counterparts. The only other thing that burns my britches is...
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