The news that the apple tablet is going to run the iPhone OS was very disappointing, basically what I've been able to gather is that this thing will be able to do everything the iPhone can do except its completely lost its portability being too big to fit in your pocket, and anything it does better than the iphone, could still be done better, and with more ease of use with a laptop. So it kind of fails as a portable computer right off the bat.
People are comparing the tablet to e-readers, the kindle and whatnot, is that the market apple's aiming at here? why? The reason apple's revolutionary releases the Macintosh, iPod, and iPhone, were so successful is because they were needed. It seems with each of these products, apple looked at an important market, analyzed everything that was wrong with it, and fixed those problems creating an easy to use product that anyone can enjoy without being intimidated. The personal computer industry needed that. The music industry needed that. The smart phone (well really the entire mobile phone) industry needed that. Why the hell should I care about the revolution of the electronic books market?? Not everyone reads, and most who do cherish the feel of holding a book and feeling the pages in their hands as they turn them. No one who enjoys reading is going to pay $600+ to scroll through a sea of blinding pixels.
Folks as i've stated i am indeed a big fan of apple, I really really want to be as excited as everyone else about the device thats coming. I just need someone to tell me where the practicality of this endeavor is. I really can't see it. Help?