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Hehehe... oh no kidding & maybe sooner. Right around the school shopping season, I can imagine the 16 gig model being discontinued & the 32 gig unit in at $399. Also, look for the 3G option to get less and less expensive as AT&T pushes Apple to push this out the door in more volume. I mean, it's a $5 chip and a $1 antenna, so c'mon... But seriously, what would us conservative implementers & wait and see buyers do without the early adopters to drive the price down, juice up...
Is the article "a crock"? The policy "a crock"? Or do you believe it's not great PR? Or are you saying living and working in Communist China is a delight?
Not simply 3rd world level wages ... this is essentially prison labor we're talking about. The Chinese people are prisoners of the regime in power. It's a damn sad place to visit. This entire policy is great PR by Apple ahead of their iPad launch. Brush up the hair, put a shine on those teeth, and then step into the spotlight.
Really? That's what amazes you? What an odd life you lead. Of course we've only seen the surface - it's not even Version 1 yet - but I'm responding to Apple's insistence that this device can be a business instrument as is and frankly, it ain't there. The few and fleeting moments I've had to play with the unit tells me the wacky file system where apps tell you where you will live is just bonkers. Reminds me of Win3. Seriously.What we're trying to do here is brainstorm on...
That's the big problem now, isn't it? Applications should not be organizing, users should be organizing. Don't tell me what to do.The main reason I left Windows so many years ago was because I grew weary of the damn computer telling me how I should be computing.If the iPad didn't have to rely on another computer, if it could stand on it's own, then it would be a "revolutionary" device indeed, rather than just a larger Touch with better software.But attaching documents to...
Agreed. Absolutely. One of the single most convenient elements of a computer is having a folder that contains all the data that might be included in some project - such as a brochure, where an Excel spreadsheet you received from your engineering group holds some data; an Excel spreadsheet from the finance team holds other information; copies of all the individual images used in the brochure; and, snippets of email, quotes, and other key data sources used in the body of the...
Almost completely. Unless you're in the video editing business, there's really no need to tote around an LCD with 1080p resolution. You can't sit far enough away from it to enjoy the resolution and still see what the hell's going on.I have a 50 inch HDTV at home, so there's no reason at all to watch a movie on a tiny little laptop screen.For an instrument like an iPad or the equally crippled MacBook Air, a 1080p video file simply absorbs too much space in storage.I...
Thanks for the kind words!Nope, Apple locks that down. You cannot, as an example, plug directly into a printer, a USB enabled mixer, headphones, external storage, et al. It's strictly meant as an interface from the little Apple world of the device to the big Apple world of iTunes in the sky.iPad is wholly dependent upon another computer. That's what keeps it from being "revolutionary," and simply a great big huge iPod Touch with better software. Because it must have...
Precisely. Having a USB port on the iPad would allow the use of a USB headset, for example, to make Skype calls, even when you're using a BT keyboard. Connect a camera or camcorder. USB thumb drive. Game controllers. Printers. The list is endless because the world connects via USB. Apple should know better - they started the USB IO revolution. This is not an iPad thing; to me, this is an Apple thing. The MacBook Air is basically the world's most expensive USB port....
The discussion wasn't about syncing, it was about external volumes. It would be nice to be able to plug a USB thumb drive in and capture a file. I don't want an iPad if I always must rely on iTunes on another computer, that really dumbs down the device.This doesn't make sense to me. Why then was Schiller's presentation really focused on Keynote file creation? The whole whiz-bang gesture invention is specifically targeted for creation on iPad. I grew so frustrated trying to...
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