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post #41 of 53
i can see that star trek tech HAS not arrived by the ;lame comments here

i dunno what some babies expect in a device .

apple was not going top make a full fledged mini MBP tablet computer
apple is not stupid .,. nothing will be allowed compete against its core closed system products
biliions of dollars are at stake
this is a pure play device for media playback that you will buy to add to your apple collection
or not.. i will wait to see what games come out and how easy it is to play movies on it

that is all it is
nothing more yet

for gamers >housewives > readers> commuters and students this is a god machine.



for cool dudes who need to do 5 things at once your dell netbook will have to suffice

for 2 dollar a day you can own the -IPAD and buy a book a week for 4 yrs or more
A great deal if you game or read or share family stuff ...

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post #42 of 53
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As a previous poster posted. Cancel iPhone and sell it. buy ipad and pay $30 for unlimited data. Get cheap phone with cheaper plan and save some money. You won't be the only one doing that.

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post #43 of 53
I think the most important question of all is.......When an updated version of the ipad is released will it be called the MAXI-PAD ?
post #44 of 53
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I humbly beg to differ. I'm a student, so I definitely don't have "More money than I know what to do with", yet I'm still seriously considering this product. It would be a great textbook reader, and not having to buy the paper textbooks would be wonderful, and its such a pain to drag them around. Furthermore, one could highlight, underline and annotate their books using the touch interface.

If you're a student and you think this is the answer to your prayers you better reevaluate the situation. First this is not going to replace your textbooks anytime soon because you'll quickly realize (like I did) that most of your text books won't be available on this thing. Even if they are it's a pain trying to work out of them when doing assignments, going back and forth through the pages. The few books that are available aren't much cheaper than the real version, and you can't sell them after the class is over. You're not going to want to write papers on this thing so you're still going to need a computer, and is it really that hard to bring a textbook or two with you to class? Wait a week or two and save an extra $200 and get a MacBook. That's what you need, not this junk.

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Is it really such a crime to have a little discretionary income to spend how you like?

Nope, and I never said it was. All I said was it was for people with more money than brains because it doesn't do anything! Use your discretionary income to buy something useful like a MacBook Air. You wouldn't by any chance own an Apple TV would you?
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post #45 of 53
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I am ready to buy an iPad, and I will. I didn't buy an iPhone (except for my wife), and I resisted the iPod touch and MacBook Air. The iPad proxides 90 percent of the functionality I would like. I do have one gripe...

Why the fuck doesn't the iPad have a built-in camera for Skype?!?

coz its only the 1st Generation... just hold ur patience for a generation or two more...
post #46 of 53
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If it could be used as a screen for, say, the Mini, then we're talking about an all-in-one device I could buy my kid to take to college. The Mini stays in the dorm room while the iPad goes off to class for note-taking, recording lectures (if it has a mic?), text books, etc..

mic is there...
but i wanted video recording... grrrrr
post #47 of 53
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If you're a student and you think this is the answer to your prayers you better reevaluate the situation. First this is not going to replace your textbooks anytime soon because you'll quickly realize (like I did) that most of your text books won't be available on this thing. Even if they are it's a pain trying to work out of them when doing assignments, going back and forth through the pages. The few books that are available aren't much cheaper than the real version, and you can't sell them after the class is over. You're not going to want to write papers on this thing so you're still going to need a computer, and is it really that hard to bring a textbook or two with you to class? Wait a week or two and save an extra $200 and get a MacBook. That's what you need, not this junk.



Nope, and I never said it was. All I said was it was for people with more money than brains because it doesn't do anything! Use your discretionary income to buy something useful like a MacBook Air. You wouldn't by any chance own an Apple TV would you?


How about devs build an an app with just blank pages to scribble n work with assignments and u can also flip through those pages.. wat say then??
post #48 of 53
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coz its only the 1st Generation... just hold ur patience for a generation or two more...

Common, that's a terrible excuse. Even the iPod which "no one would want to watch movies on" has a camera in it now. This would have been an acceptable omission ~ 1999 - 2001.

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How about devs build an an app with just blank pages to scribble n work with assignments and u can also flip through those pages.. wat say then??

Good point, however there is no multi-tasking to access those notes quickly thus making it a pain in the butt to use. You can do that on a laptop. That's why I do a face palm when I hear students say "I can use this for class." By the time you get done buying all of the docks, interfaces, etc., you can have a really nice MacBook with all of that built-in AND a camera for Skype!

Please understand I do like your idea. I use the notepad app often while listening to audible books and podcasts when something of interest comes up.
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post #49 of 53
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Nope, and I never said it was. All I said was it was for people with more money than brains because it doesn't do anything! Use your discretionary income to buy something useful like a MacBook Air. You wouldn't by any chance own an Apple TV would you?

Why are you so concerned with critiquing the gadgets that other people own? Who died and made you God?

You do realize that there are plenty of people who think the MacBook Air is "for people with more money than brains"? Which makes your criticism a little suspect...

FWIW, I briefly owned an AppleTV but returned it for a Mac mini which is a ton more versatile -- but doesn't play AppleTV-only content from the iTunes store.

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post #50 of 53
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Why are you so concerned with critiquing the gadgets that other people own? Who died and made you God?

You do realize that there are plenty of people who think the MacBook Air is "for people with more money than brains"? Which makes your criticism a little suspect...

FWIW, I briefly owned an AppleTV but returned it for a Mac mini which is a ton more versatile -- but doesn't play AppleTV-only content from the iTunes store.

There is only one God, and I'm not qualified to shine his/her preverbal shoes. However on planet earth where good and bad products are introduced, I have the right to critique just about anything I want to. Doesn't necessarily mean I'll always be right.... As a shareholder in Apple, I think I have every right to give them an attaboy when they get something right, and boo his when they don't.

I feel this product misses the mark just as bad as the Apple TV did. It appears you agree with at least half of that statement. Unlike Mossberg I don't have to worry about getting secret previews of products, so I can say what I want.

There is a starting resentment towards Apple on how they drag their feet introducing new features. There are some talented competitors out there with an increased focus on industrial design. I want Apple to continue to be the leader they have been. As I see it they are 1 for 3 over the last few years in new product launches.

I wanted the iPad to be something new and exciting, however it will take another revision or two to bring it up to the level of some of the better netbooks out there now.
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post #51 of 53
My point was that there is a difference between "This isn't a great product for me" and "This isn't a great product for anyone" and "You'd have to be a fool to buy this".

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I feel this product misses the mark just as bad as the Apple TV did. It appears you agree with at least half of that statement.

The AppleTV and the PS3 (as a HTPC) and the Mac mini (as a HTPC) all miss the mark, I just picked the one that missed the mark the least.

OBTW, I'm withholding judgment on the iPad until I get my hands on one. I'm hoping this will be a great surf the web and read email device to use sitting on my sofa. Really, it's the touch keyboard I'll be the most interested in and that will be the most make-or-break factor.

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Unlike Mossberg I don't have to worry about getting secret previews of products, so I can say what I want.

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post #52 of 53
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My point was that there is a difference between "This isn't a great product for me" and "This isn't a great product for anyone" and "You'd have to be a fool to buy this".


The AppleTV and the PS3 (as a HTPC) and the Mac mini (as a HTPC) all miss the mark, I just picked the one that missed the mark the least.

OBTW, I'm withholding judgment on the iPad until I get my hands on one. I'm hoping this will be a great surf the web and read email device to use sitting on my sofa. Really, it's the touch keyboard I'll be the most interested in and that will be the most make-or-break factor.



I've been waiting a long time for a home entertainment solution and will probably go the Mini route myself. I guess I came off a little harsh because I was seriously disappointed. I don't think I was hoping for anything mystical, but I can see where the revision 2 hardware has a lot of opportunities for improvement. I'll take another look when that time comes.

There were a lot of people in the tech industry saying all they way until Tuesday that this product has to be more than just a big iPod Touch to succeed. After it was introduced they were drooling all over themselves like little school girls even though it wasn't much more than a big iPod Touch....
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post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by Lockelo View Post

[...] As a previous poster posted. Cancel iPhone and sell it. buy ipad and pay $30 for unlimited data. Get cheap phone with cheaper plan and save some money. You won't be the only one doing that.

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BINGO
ATT WANTS you to do this !!!

This, I don't quite understand.
Why would AT&T want you to do that?
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