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One sleeper: The no-contract GSM so that one can activate and cancel anytime, esp. if doable worldwide, would be HUGE. Steve has promised more news on this by the Summer. Let's see.
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The sheer volume of boring, traditional computer-user type people screaming it's not good, it's lame, it's just a big Touch...



...all tells me this is gonna be huge!

I so remember all of those dweebs pot-shotting the iPods, then the iPhone, and then going out and secretly buying one when you saw all the kool kids had one and the teeny-bop girls liked them for it.

Let's face it, nothing it's missing can't be added in a HW/OS update or thru an app.

(Except for those of you who still think WFW 3.11 was the best.)
post #323 of 779
It looks pretty nice to me.

I look forward to purchasing a gen 2 next year when I'll be working again. Hopefully it will have an iSight by then. The lack of video conferencing is really the only bummer for me.
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Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post

I am entirely underwhelmed. Hardly more than an enlarged Touch.

The upside is I won't have to disturb the cobwebs encasing my wallet and my Macbook suddenly seems to be better value for money.

Yeah, put me in the extremely underwhelmed category as well.

All that talk about futuristic devices and how Apple was going to "solve" the tablet problem were misplaced it seems. I think this thing will sell like hotcakes at the price they are giving, but technologically speaking there is literally nothing new in this at all.

The bezel is just a joke. If they couldn't produce a device with a smaller bezel, then what's the point at all? They haven't "solved the tablet input problem" if you have to lay this silly thing down on an table top and peer into it like a wishing well to type.

The bezel makes the device just barely wide enough so that thumb typing is not an option. It's awkward keyboard typing on your lap or nothing. Notice how Jobs needed to be on the couch for it to work? Notice how they didn't even mention the portrait mode keyboard because if they did, you'd want to type on it and you'd immediately see the device is too wide for that.

It's literally a way to "couch surf" and not useable at all as a computer without the combo keyboard/dock. You can't effectively type on the thing standing up. You can't reasonably use it on a bus or a train. What's the friggin point of that?

Giant. iPod. Touch.
(with better apps).

yawn.
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Originally Posted by Katonah View Post

Thank god for all the geniuses at this forum...... I guess I won't waste my time or money on this abject failure of a product.

Yes, not one iPad has been sold yet, but the geniuses here (you know who you are!) know that this product will be a total failure.

Why, I could buy a netbook and run ex pee and squeeze together my fingers on those tiny made of junk keyboards and it would cost so much less..... why would anyone in their right mind want an iPad???

As a matter of fact, I could have saved a lot of money in the past because these geniuses also said:

iPod was a joke, overpriced, and would never sell.
iPhone was overpriced, not a blackberry, on the crummy AT&T network and would fail.
App store would never catch on.
Apple Stores would fail.

As a matter of fact everything Apple sells is overpriced - you can get much cheaper hardware elsewhere, we are all foolish "fanboys" wasting our money. I mean, why drive a BMW when you can drive a Chevy Nova?

Elegance is unimportant
Quality is irrelevant
Design is meaningless
Value is only definable in dollars
Simplicity equals mediocrity.

Yes, THANK GOD for the geniuses that have been so kind to inform me today of how stupid and wasteful this and all Apple products are!!!

Thank you.

However, the usual bunch of assholes are trolling here and as usual, their lack of intelligence dictates that they won't appreciate anything you say.

We have gone over the specs and are reviewing the SDK right now. It was expected and as demoed, it is an amazing piece of work.

I can't wait to put on my TomTom and Dragon Dictation & Search apps will be a joy to use. I can now see using Dragon Dictation and Pastebot together.

I originally proposed that the iPad would be more suitable for my spouse. However, I have changed my mind. Thank heavens the price is low enough getting a couple of them is now a no-brainer.

I would suggest that Kindle is dead. Heck, since all the iPhone apps work right out of the box, Stanza will be obvious, although I expect they will update theirs to better address the new format.

One final note to all you assholes that have been posting outright lies. Too bad we can't cull you out. Having to go through a pile of crap just to get some well thought out observations is beginning to be a drag.
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To Global Moderators. Get some balls. Cull out the trolls and the obvious lies being bantered about. Nine pages of crap to sift through.…
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Originally Posted by Scaramanga89 View Post

Does anyone here seriously want to say they will type for several hours on a flat screen with no feedback vs a keyboard? ... Not a real OS to many people. ...On a proper computer, with a real keyboard, that does real things.

But most people DON'T type for hours on end. If they do, they'd use a laptop (or desktop). That's not what the iPad is for. Typical home users spend most of their time browsing the web, watching photos, listening to music, etc., maybe even reading the occasional eBook. About all the typing they do is enter their credit card when purchasing something off the Internet and the odd email. For them it's ideal, apart maybe for the lack of Flash support. My son plays a LOT of Flash games on the web :-)
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Originally Posted by bigdaddyguido View Post

Perfect Apple product launch.

This product will absolutely revolutionize our lives, and somehow, once again, many people don't see it. That keyboard dock is the big picture, there are many, many situations where i wont need to bring my laptop at all now. Going on vacation... why bring my big expensive laptop, i can can handle all my photos from the trip, write my journals and blogs on the trip, puruse the web and watch videos.

This this is useless for me to manage my photos on my trips. My camera uses CF.

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My laptop is now relegated to a desktop, useful for doing work all around the house/office, but too bulky to carry with me for everyday life.

Don't get rid of it too soon. You still need to sync your iPad. Once you're able to sync to mobile me like you would with iTunes, then you can think about ditching it. I wonder what that data centre Apple's building is for?

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Originally Posted by pixelcruncher View Post

No multitasking is a deal-breaker. Putting iWork on the iPad without any way to quickly bounce back and forth between different apps/sources really hamstrings it. I echo others who say this is just a big iPod Touch right now.

I don't see it too much of a problem. I bet that once you create a doc in iwork, you will never have to save it again. Returning to the apps returns you to its previous state.

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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

How about an Office set of apps for this, MSFT? That would be huge for the product......

I'm not so sure. The different UI Paradigm with iPad means learning a new way to do things. Doesn't really matter whether it's Office or iWork, you'll have to learn new (or slightly different) way to do tasks on their desktop equivalents. To that end, a user may as well learn to use iWork - it writes to Doc. As far as editing other people's generated content... that's interesting, but if iWork can do it reasonably faithfully for the 80/20 rule then there's probably no real problem there either.

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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post

no multitasking sucks

i can buy a netbook for less and listen to pandora and work at the same time. i can also play a movie, resize it and work at the same time. i can resize the hulu desktop app and work at the same time.

I think you might mean "work". Humans are poor multitaskers. Your productivity might actually increase in the absence of it.

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Originally Posted by hugodinho View Post

Just saw that you can actually connect cameras or SD cards with an Apple accessory, as well as use Apple's Wireless Keyboard! Neat! Now it begins replacing the netbooks... if only it could do iChat.

Netbooks are standalone. That's one big thing that iPad isn't.
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Originally Posted by macshark View Post

10 hours of "best case" battery life is pathetic. It probably won't even last 4-5 hours under heavy use. They should have made it a few ounces heavier to get at least 8 hours of battery life under heavy use, which would translate to 14-16 hours of "best case" battery life...

No. They said 10 hours of heavy use. 30 days of standby. Light use may give more battery life. On top of that, Apple always writes the specs with slightly less then what you actually get.
post #330 of 779
Wonder if you could tether the iPhone to this...both have Bluetooth after all.
post #331 of 779
I wonder if Apple held off on the video camera(s) at the request of AT&T. How could AT&T keep up with all this streaming data. But, of course, how cool it would be to iChat with other iPad users with this thing! And thereby take iChat to a much larger-scale audience.

Also, the wide bevel...
Apple's probably not being stupid on this. That wide bevel seems clearly a decision based on using it. The limitation here is our fat, greasy fingers. We're going to be carrying this thing around and holding it in every which way.
post #332 of 779
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Originally Posted by zanshin View Post

Let's face it, nothing it's missing can't be added in a HW/OS update or thru an app.

1. iSight. (seriously I don't understand how this is missing, especially with the keyboard stand)

2. USB port (I mean really?)

3. SD Card slot (seems like such a given at this point)

Try again.
post #333 of 779
Only points that struck my interest.

Unlocked, AT&T 3g plan with moderately aggressive pricing.
10 hours of VIDEO PLAYBACK. I like the battery life. Better than my iPhone.
802.11n - FWIW
Starting Price point: $499 wifi @ 16gb.

It's a media player/book reader with delusions of granduer.

No flash?
No Camera?
No iChat client?
No multi-tasking?
No user profiles? (if this is supposed to be shared...????)
post #334 of 779
THis is the WORLD's LARGEST apple TV remote control!

seriously though, with the 140k apps in the store, it's already a winner. game changed. you'll see.
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post #335 of 779
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Does it have USB host? Would be great if I could plug my camera in and edit photos as I take them.

That would be too bad if it doesn't. Then I would have to use the laptop to download camera photos. One more device to run back and forth between, this would be a mark against it for me.

Also, I'm disappointed no iChat forward facing camera. I was hoping this would allow family to keep in touch, now it's laptops or iMacs or nothing, I guess.
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It has already been seen statistically that the iPod Touch is hurting Nintendo's mobile gaming ecosystem.

I see the decision to NOT support flash as a very good & forethought move. Flash sucks. It was never meant to handle video or complex processing of any kind (such as these lamentable flash games on the popular social networking sites). This is largely why it is such a resource hog. The functionality was a bolt-on and has never been optimized or integrated properly. You may be surprised that JAVA is faster and uses much less resources than flash. I'm all for the HTML5 movement as long as implementation is done intelligently. It's time for flash to die. It has outlived itself.

It is good & forethought move... except it is crippling my web experience.

For me - since English is not my native - it is about the same as if my parents decided some 35 years ago that I should learn Esperanto instead of English. Esperanto is so much easier to learn and very smooth, and being created as modern, universal language, it should replace English.

Right... except rest of the world still doesn't agree with that.
post #337 of 779
I'm impressed (with the exception of no camera). When the price was announced, the selling off stopped. For the long-term patterns in Apple, this has never happened before. It might not be a revolutionary device, but it is something they can sell a million a month of. I really didn't think they could do it for less than $700 (at least not with 3G).

The one thing I have been researching though is how people react to the Kindle DX vs the Kindle 2. They complain about the added bulk and weight. I'm thinking this will end up as more of a Netbook replacement than an e-reader, but it looks like it can do both quite effectively.

I have no problem shelling out for a 16GB version... just debating between 3G and not.
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Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post

Thank you.

However, the usual bunch of assholes are trolling here and as usual, their lack of intelligence dictates that they won't appreciate anything you say...

Why all the vitriol? Buy your iPads and enjoy them. I'd buy one for my mum if only it had a camera.

Also, DCno10, thanks for the links!
post #339 of 779
This is the "most important thing" Steve says he's ever done? No, thanks. iPass.
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Where in the hell is Solipsism?

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post #341 of 779
I'll buy one when they put a camera in it.
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Originally Posted by moonpunk View Post

I have an iPhone (great device/dreadful phone - but then we all knew that) so why on earth do I need a bigger one?! I get the idea that I can sit on the train and read books and watch 10 hours of video having had it hanging around without charge for up to a month (yeah right - like that's gonna live up to expectations) but I'm still having to carry my laptop so I'm taking two devices?? I don't think so!

Absolutely everything Apple has done before has been surrounded in hype and they've compeltely pulled it off - but this (as the share price right this second would suggest) is NOT their finest hour.

Oh sure it'll sell - but I for one am disapointed.

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Well, when you think of it - it improves what is good with iPhone (great device) and gets rid of what was bad (dreadful phone).

It does make some sense, doesn't it?
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However, the usual bunch of assholes are trolling here and as usual, their lack of intelligence dictates that they won't appreciate anything you say.
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One final note to all you assholes that have been posting outright lies. Too bad we can't cull you out. Having to go through a pile of crap just to get some well thought out observations is beginning to be a drag.

You just fed the trolls and gave them exactly what they live off of: the satisfaction of knowing they're annoying someone.

Best way to get rid of them is to totally ignore them and not acknowledge their presence in any way.
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Originally Posted by DCno10 View Post

1. iSight. (seriously I don't understand how this is missing, especially with the keyboard stand)

2. USB port (I mean really?)

3. SD Card slot (seems like such a given at this point)

Try again.

No iSight- What a bummer. How am I going to make all those silly faces in Photobooth?
No SD - Well my MBP has one, and since the iPad is going to be synced with iTunes, then the omission of SD isnt that surprising to me.
No USB - For?

The damn thing is only $500. People are paying $260 and $490 for the Kindle and Kindle DX respectively and they dont accomplish 1/10th of what the iPad does.
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Originally Posted by AppleSux View Post

Thanks Steve for putting a smile on my face, today

THIS is what you've all been waiting for? A big iTouch?

Something that does far less than a netbook but costs more? HAHAHA. And yet some of you cultists will still buy this 5+ year old technology.

PT was right, there's a sucker born every minute. That Jobs is one hell of a snake oil salesman, I'll give him that!

No, actually I was jsut waiting for many posts from trolls with lost of general complaints and no useful content, and you seem to have fulfilled that promise...
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Originally Posted by hugodinho View Post

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.

It has a USB adapter, as well as an SD card adapter. Why does this need to sync to another computer? I can store my photos, music, email no problems at all, it connects to the internet and therefore I can synch/transfer data if I need to - but this device doesn't require it.

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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.

Your ipod touch cannot run iwork or display movie sensibly on its own screen, it cannot browse the internet in a sensible sized portal, nor can you type sensible to reply to email etc - nor does it connect to a bluetooth keyboard.

It's the perfect device for the average home user - play music, surf the web, email, watch video. It's all that 95% of home computer users do. It fits in a draw -for those that want the facility but don't want a desktop computer turning their house into an office, or a desktop that is simply too large, and has processing power that goes to waste. This is instead of the macbook/iMac/netbook, not an additional device.

I can't wait to get one, bored of keeping the 24" iMac in the living room, and have zero intention of getting a laptop cause i can't work with a computer on my lap, and if it's on a desk, well then - that's what the iMac already does.

As far as the bezel - how else are you meant to hold this thing affecting touching the multi-touch area or blocking display area. Think it through people!

Brilliant device, perfect price point, no need for a new network contract and if you do need 3G, the device is unlocked and you can pay just for one month.

And as for connectivity:

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz)
Data only2
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

With an optional USB and SD card adapter - with the exception of ethernet, what more is there?

Handwriting recognition and all sorts of functionality is in place already via the app store.

This can do everything an iphone can do, and more, and do it on a larger screen with a more powerful processor, and for less money. If $499 equates to £499 in the UK as per usual then this thing costs less than an iPhone, and can do more - unless of course you wanted to hold this device to your ear to make a call, or hold it up like a ridiculously oversized camera. Skype will run just fine using the built in mic I would imagine, so there is ZERO issue here, and you can connect your camera via USB, or stick the SD card into the adapter and away you go. (surely a cheap way to expand storage too)
post #347 of 779
So how 'bout them outdated Macbook Pro's?
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I'll buy one when they put a camera in it.

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Sigh... still no flash plug in eh? Talk about useless then.

Comments about the lack of Flash are useless.
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Wouldn't just ONE USB port have been incredibly useful?

Is that an adaptor in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Really. Everyone has a USB thumb drive with something on it they want to share. Why not make it easy?



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I couldn't agree with you more. Not to mention that it is completely frustrating to go to a website that may have useful information and all you see is a flash plugin. How is that a better browsing experience?

Unfortunately I have to disagree with you about flash. That Omaha web site is a perfect example of why I avoid flash websites or turn off flash altogether. I can't stand waiting while eye candy images swirl around and "LOADING" pulses on and off forever before you can click thru and get to what you want to access. I have nothing against flash video websites, except that it appears it is not necessary any more (see Youtube). But these restaurant websites that trap you in useless glitter is not the way I want to spend my online time.

To be fair, of course, this is not an argument against the POWER of flash, just a complaint that the current utilization of it in my eyes interferes with the browsing experience.
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That is perhaps the best new feature of the iPad and has been given little notice in these threads. However, it really isn't a new service for the industry, T-Mobile has had a month-to-month unlimited data-only plan for $39. This will just create more competition between cell vendors for an (up to now) low-volume service. If data-only plans catch on though, the prices will start to creep back up and without a contract, they could do so without notice and you could go from $39 to $59 or more and be stuck with a larger bill or an iPaperWeight.

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One sleeper: The no-contract GSM so that one can activate and cancel anytime, esp. if doable worldwide, would be HUGE. Steve has promised more news on this by the Summer. Let's see.
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This this is useless for me to manage my photos on my trips. My camera uses CF.

There is another adapter that accepts a USB Type A connector. You can use this adaptor to connect your camera directly to the iPad (using the USB cable that came with your camera.) It is also likely that a USB CF reader will also work using this adapter, but we have to wait and see.
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Originally Posted by Motlee View Post

No SD - Well my MBP has one, and since the iPad is going to be synced with iTunes, then the omission of SD isnt that surprising to me.
No USB - For?

The damn thing is only $500. People are paying $260 and $490 for the Kindle and Kindle DX respectively and they dont accomplish 1/10th of what the iPad does.

I quite agree, but people should take a quick look over at the official pages for this product, for those that need USB and SD slots (myself included), there's an adapter for that! I believe the network connectivity means this thing will run on verison, at&t and t-mobile with no issue at all... but with N networking built in, I don't see my needing to buy the 3G version, I can use wireless networks at home, at starbucks, at work and at most of my client's offices and homes - and also on my train journeys to and from London as most big train companies now have wi-fi on trains.
post #356 of 779
If I can use this as a keyboard/multi touch mouse for my Mac Pro I will be happy.
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I have to agree with the giant iPod touch references. I want the product - but it's just lust on my part, because it's really not too useful. I don't get why everyone's bitching about the bezel, though... looks fine to me. Pricing's great.

It's really underwhelming compared to the hype. Nothing new. We've seen all of this before...
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I tend be mostly the type of consumer apple loves (i.e. buy first, figure out where it fits in my life second), so some might take this post with a grain of salt. However, here are my thoughts:

1. Good "first generation" product (anyone who follows apple knows that their first generation is like a paid beta-test-- they are invariably already adding features and specs to the next generation). Also, I would expect killer software/os updates on a product like this.

2. keyboard dock is a little awkward looking (would your ipad get knocked over when the heavyset guy using his netbook to order a pizza next to you at starbucks accidentally knocks into it on his way to the bathroom, or to find a plug for his rapidly dwindling power? I wonder if the combo bluetooth keyboard and the case/stand might work better. Also, the whole idea of having two pieces of equipment is a little un-apple (I guess a snap-off bluetooth keyboard attachment was never a good design option?).

3. The missing still/video camera almost screams out for the release of an iphone nano -- slim down the size and weight of the iphone for true mobility, bump up the camera resolution, and use it to capture the images/sounds of life. Then it goes back in your pocket and you enjoy the larger screen functionality of the ipad while on the bus, in the coffee shop, etc.., finally, you sync with your computer at home for the heavy lifting (photoshop, final cut, etc..)

4. I'm a little concerned about viewing the screen. As mentioned, I spend loads of time on my commute and enjoy using the iphone for watching movies, but reading text has not been so fun for me, even with Stanza. It seems to strain the eyes significantly. Also, when I use my iphone at night (setting the clock or something) with the lights out, I'm significantly "blinded" when I turn it off. Same on the bus-- when it's fairly dark, the iphone seems too bright. I never really cared whether the product kills the kindle or not, but I was hoping that they could reduce the eye strain somehow.

5. I think the "revolutionary" aspect of this product is not whether it kills the kindle, or causes us to re-think the way we interact with the internet, but rather how it will revolutionize advertising and marketing. They tested the waters with the iphone, knowing where you are when you make certain decisions, i.e. do you buy itunes music when you are browsing at starbucks, do you read the new york times on your way to work, etc.., Advertisers are gonna love the fact that they can track when and where purchases are made. Sadly, this may bring apple closer to the "big brother" that they mocked in their 1984 advertisement, though...

6. personally, I'm not a big gamer. I'm happy with a poker game, a good chess game, and a couple of puzzles for when I'm "off the grid." I will say this though: if rosetta stone does not come out with a language app for this product, the decisionmakers at that company should be rounded up an put out of their misery. They have a product that is literally begging for use on this platform. A brief search on the web shows that people have been requesting rosetta stone for the iphone for several years!

Those are my thoughts! I was in the market for a slim, light laptop to handle web browsing, photo editing, and document editing/creating, that could also double as a way to watch movies and listen to music during my awful commute through manhattan's anus (the lincoln tunnel). Except for the lack of ability to edit photos (could apple create an aperture app that has some functionality for ipad?), I think the product comes close to hitting the middle of the target.
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

Yeah, put me in the extremely underwhelmed category as well.

All that talk about futuristic devices and how Apple was going to "solve" the tablet problem were misplaced it seems. I think this thing will sell like hotcakes at the price they are giving, but technologically speaking there is literally nothing new in this at all.

The bezel is just a joke. If they couldn't produce a device with a smaller bezel, then what's the point at all? They haven't "solved the tablet input problem" if you have to lay this silly thing down on an table top and peer into it like a wishing well to type.

The bezel makes the device just barely wide enough so that thumb typing is not an option. It's awkward keyboard typing on your lap or nothing. Notice how Jobs needed to be on the couch for it to work? Notice how they didn't even mention the portrait mode keyboard because if they did, you'd want to type on it and you'd immediately see the device is too wide for that.

It's literally a way to "couch surf" and not useable at all as a computer without the combo keyboard/dock. You can't effectively type on the thing standing up. You can't reasonably use it on a bus or a train. What's the friggin point of that?

Giant. iPod. Touch.
(with better apps).

yawn.

Classic example of hype creating hyped expectations. All the futurism like face recognition was just not realistic. What we see is Apple using existing technologies and working them into a new product.

As for the bezel - its there so you can comfortably hold it without placing your fingers on the touch screen.

Why is everybody up in arms about the 'input' - SJ demoed a keyboard doc. It will come with an optional keyboard. What that also signals is that you can attach a third party keyboard, and my guess is that by launch there will be several varieties available, including stands.

Everybody calls it a giant iPod Touch as if that is abad thing. It is what makes it great. It is a giant powerful iPod touch with an Office Suite, a keyboard and... well.. a giant iPod touch. Awesome!
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Originally Posted by Motlee View Post

No iSight- What a bummer. How am I going to make all those silly faces in Photobooth?
No SD - Well my MBP has one, and since the iPad is going to be synced with iTunes, then the omission of SD isnt that surprising to me.
No USB - For?

The damn thing is only $500. People are paying $260 and $490 for the Kindle and Kindle DX respectively and they dont accomplish 1/10th of what the iPad does.

Your sarcasm is noted, but some of us actually do use video chat. As far as SD goes, don't you think it might be nice to be able to easily upload pictures on the go without going through another device? USB-what about easily transferring large files via a flash drive? Since 16GB USB drives are dirt cheap these days it seems only logical to be able to have more memory readily available for a device with such a small about of memory built in.

It seems only logical to make things as easy as possible without the addition of the camera connection kit.

I'm not knocking it's capabilities as an on-the-go device because I think it will do that brilliantly; I'm just pointing out a few of the things I see as oversights.
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