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post #281 of 410
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Originally Posted by nkhm View Post

who says this thing won't have flash? It wasn't available during the keynote - there's a few months for adobe to tweak the full plug in to work.

It does have gps - don't guess, maybe go along to the apple web site and read the tech cpecs.

There is a usb and sd card attachment.

The screen resolution is that of a standard 15" screen, compressed onto a 9.7" size - that's a damn good display.

No proper file system? What are you talking about. This thing will view any important file that is emailed to you:

"viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (microsoft word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (keynote); .numbers (numbers); .pages (pages); .pdf (preview and adobe acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (microsoft powerpoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (microsoft excel)"

what other essentials are missing from that list?

Its not a laptop, it's not a personal computer replacement.

Why don't people get this.

Re. The camera - yes, it's a shame that the first version doesn't have one - but how would you hold this thing without your arms aching at an angle that isn't looking up your nose.

No, it's not as good as a macbook pro. It's not meant to be a laptop.

Your comment is full of assumptions based on rumor, which is clearly rebuked via a quick look at the official apple page for this device.

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"5. No proper sim/phone capability."

yes, because it's not a phone. My hammer can't make my morning coffee. Doesn't make it a bad hammer.

why did'nt they incorporate the usb and sd card attachment into the docks? It would have solved a lot of problems !!
post #282 of 410
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Originally Posted by stevegmu View Post

They would have to. The hardware and software is the same for everyone. The only variables are defective hardware, user abuse/error, and 3rd party apps.

You sound like a software engineer. I can't reproduce it on my computer so the defect is elsewhere.
post #283 of 410
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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post

he'll want his Thomas the Train and Dora and the websites won't work. He'll say broken. and i'll have to teach him a new word, crippled

So, because it won't do what your son wants, you're going to tell him it's crippled. How myopic can you be?
post #284 of 410
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

And believe it not there are millions of people like him. Not to mention though, I think it's more than that. There's a bigger picture here that's not clear, something has changed and it's not obvious now, it will seem obvious in 3+ years time.

even for the technologically impaired, i still don't think the iPad is a worthy alternative to a netbook or an entry level desktop or laptop of the same price. It lacks the functionality that comes with a full OS. Even for my grandma, who is as computer illiterate as they come, i wouldn't suggest this. She uses skype and word processing which isnt possible on the ipad (and dont tell me word processing on a flat plane of glass can even compare to a physical keyboard). You can't print from the ipad and theres no USB connection or possibility of storage expansion.

There may be a bigger picture thats yet to be seen, and in 3 years maybe tablet pcs will have taken over laptops. I just don't think the ipad has caused this change or in anway revolutionized anything. Theres plenty of tablet pcs currently out and soon to be released, and Apple's implementation of the tablet pc just doesnt compare.
post #285 of 410
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Originally Posted by antkm1 View Post

One thing that's bugged me about the advertising so far is that they call the screen HD. Well, unless you consider 720p HD then it is. But most movies that we call HD is actually 1080p (1920x1080), not 1024x768. NOBODY will notice the difference, as i don't notice the difference between the two on my 37" Flat panel, but i think it's just kind of false advertising.

How f*ck...720P IS HD. Please don't tell me you have bought into the TV manufacturers bull crap "Full 1080P HD". Sorry: 720P is one of the defined HD resolutions, stop spreading lies.
post #286 of 410
OK... I took all your complaints and compiled them into a mock up.
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This sucks, and I wouldn't change a thing.
post #287 of 410
The whole magical quote by Jony (when did he switch from Jonathan?) Ives has been taken out of context. If you take the entire line he states, it makes much more sense. I don't remember it verbatim, but when I heard I knew immediately that people had only jumped on his use of the term "magical".

But he said that the combination of the technology used, and the fact that all the technology is hidden from you, makes the experience magical. Now, what is key here is the "hidden" technology, it's not the chips, or the RAM or anything else. The technology that's hidden is the crap you need (read buttons, scroll wheels, etc) that is required to recreate a desktop experience (because other tablets are running desktop OSes). With the iPad it's gone, so all the traditional ways you would interact with this kind of device has changed.

When taken in context, I have no issue with his statement.
post #288 of 410
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Originally Posted by nkhm View Post

Why does it need to multitask

For the same reasons any computer should multitask. Do you really need me to paint a picture for you?
post #289 of 410
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post


I found myself nodding my head in agreement from start to finish.


iSteve wishes that the whole world were made of folks like you. If you go to their web page, the initial meme is something about magic.

But for the rest of us, we were hoping for something innovative.
post #290 of 410
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

Have you ever seen a $500 Netbook though? Big difference. Why do you think people buy them? If they were as horrible as you state they would not be selling this well.

Well duh... they're selling because they're cheap. Period. It boggles the mind to see what people will put up with to save a buck
post #291 of 410
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Originally Posted by btcutter View Post

For $500, you WILL get more use out of an iPad than Netbook (90% of the people).


From what I hear, 90% of statistics are made up on the spot.
post #292 of 410
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Originally Posted by kjkelley View Post

The thing that really bugs me about the hardware is that there is no SD Card Slot! C'mon would it be that hard to include

An SD card slot might be handy FOR YOU, but Steve makes computers for the rest of us.
post #293 of 410
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Yeah, a big reason for their $185B market cap too.

Try feeding your family with 'market share' instead of 'market cap.'

Try using products that very few people think are worth buying.
post #294 of 410
[CENTER]Call it rumor/conjecture/whatever, but...

For Those (like myself) disheartened by the iPad's lack of a web camera...

Apple's iPad 3g versions (tentatively slated to ship in 90 days) look to come equipped with front-facing web cameras.

Makes sense given the rather large price premium for the 3g versions, and the fact that there appears to be one under the glass just above the time display.

You heard it here first![/CENTER]
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post #295 of 410
How crazy not to have any USB or Memory card slots.

As a photographer, i'd have love to view & editmy camera memory cards or videos on slim light screen, which could also serve as a display monitor . Or plug the usb connector of my digital camera, but this is left off. Even netbooks have them. Size can't be an issue as even small £40 phones have them. Plus theres no stand to hold the screen up. Presumably Apple will cash in on this by making this another pricey accessory. I don't view my home LCD Monitor on its back, why would I want to type & view a 10 inch screen on its back??? This is why these kind of touchscreen computer monitors, never spread to the mainstream before. Its a nice idea but practically it is impractical

The whole point of mobile computers, was I thought, having compact all-in one solutions, so they could be quickly pulled out & used. With my notebook, I can plug in, view, edit & email my pics, in minutes. On this I'd have to go home, download to another computer & then connect the ipad to the computer to upload. Wifi is not available on my digital camera, & if it was , it would take ages to transfer approx 1,000 files on average. It would take hours

Its Apple's way of making people pay for accesories, or forcing you to pay ridiculous anounts for small hard drives, & making you have to buy a new , larger capacity product (therefore driving more sales of new products) if you want to add more space.

Hardly any cameras have wifi capacity and youd have to spend over £1000 to get one.

I'm sticking to my sony vaio tz. It has the same 10 inch screen but it has all the ports so I dont need 2 computers to download or accessories & I can burn pics straight to DVD in 1 machine. Even cheap netbooks & mobile phones can write & upload from sd cards & the screen is supported for 90 degree easy viewing & it only weighs 1.2 kg.
post #296 of 410
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Originally Posted by londoncalling View Post

How crazy not to have any USB or Memory card slots.

As a photographer, i'd have love to view & editmy camera memory cards or videos on slim light screen, which could also serve as a display monitor . Or plug the usb connector of my digital camera, but this is left off. Even netbooks have them. Size can't be an issue as even small £40 phones have them. Plus theres no stand to hold the screen up. Presumably Apple will cash in on this by making this another pricey accessory. I don't view my home LCD Monitor on its back, why would I want to type & view a 10 inch screen on its back??? This is why these kind of touchscreen computer monitors, never spread to the mainstream before. Its a nice idea but practically it is impractical

Its Apple's way of making people pay for accesories, or forcing you to pay ridiculous anounts for small hard drives, & making you have to buy a new , larger capacity product (therefore driving more sales of new products) if you want to add more space.

Hardly any cameras have wifi capacity and youd have to spend over £1000 to get one.

I'm sticking to my sony vaio tz.

Sounds like you need a Mac Book, or MB Pro, not an internet/movie/music device- which is what the iPad is.
post #297 of 410
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Originally Posted by stevegmu View Post

Sounds like you need a Mac Book, or MB Pro, not an internet/movie/music device- which is what the iPad is.

[CENTER]Hmmm?

As is every single US 250.00 to 500.00 Windows-based netbook on the market... plus exponentially more, like a full-fledged computer that runs a library of millions of available applications as well as OSX and its applications in some cases (not just widgets cleverly re-christened - apps)..[/CENTER]
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post #298 of 410
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Originally Posted by nitro View Post

will the apple remote work??? can i use my current wireless keyboard??

i will definitely buy it for my mom and dad.

We're on the same page. Yesterday I was thinking that the iPad is the ultimate computer for (big) kids to give their (aging) parents. Easy to use, easy set-up, no maintenance... what's not to like!

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post #299 of 410
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Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post

[CENTER]Hmmm?

As is every single US 250.00 to 500.00 Windows-based netbook on the market... plus exponentially more, like a full-fledged computer that runs a library of millions of available applications as well as OSX and its applications in some cases (not just widgets cleverly re-christened - apps)..[/CENTER]

When did S. Jobs say the iPad would be a laptop replacement? It is for those poor souls who bought netbooks to browse the internet, listen to music and watch videos. I don't know of any professionals who expect a netbook to be a substitute for a real computer. They are far to limited in speed, the operating system, and input methods to be practical for much else.
post #300 of 410
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Originally Posted by londoncalling View Post

I'm sticking to my sony vaio tz. It has the same 10 inch screen but it has all the ports so I dont need 2 computers to download or accessories & I can burn pics straight to DVD in 1 machine. Even cheap netbooks & mobile phones can write & upload from sd cards & the screen is supported for 90 degree easy viewing & it only weighs 1.2 kg.

What you seem to forget is that the 'Pad is magic, while your netbook is a piece of junk.
post #301 of 410
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Originally Posted by iGenius View Post

What you seem to forget is that the 'Pad is magic, while your netbook is a piece of junk.

[CENTER]Yes, as witnessed by the almost 'magical' disappearance/omission of (industry standard) USB ports, media card readers, web cameras, and multi-tasking prior to its reveal...LOL!


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post #302 of 410
The biggest surprise is the continued lack of Mail's ATTACHMENT BUTTON!:



Oh yea, and the INEXCUSABLE lack of SD Card slot!
post #303 of 410
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Originally Posted by libertyforall View Post

The biggest surprise is the continued lack of Mail's ATTACHMENT BUTTON!:

Oh yea, and the INEXCUSABLE lack of SD Card slot!

It's like the ipod touch... what would you attach?
post #304 of 410
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Originally Posted by pt123 View Post

It's like the ipod touch... what would you attach?

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Unlike the iPod Touch/iPhone, one can actually create media on the iPad via iWork Touch Edition.

So what does one do with presentations developed on the iPad using Keynote?

It's not like there's a built-in USB port to send it to a USB drive, or a media card reader to place to presentation on a SDHC card.

At this point there's not even a suitable dongle to output the 'created media' to a decent projector or HDMI source.

It's really quite the conundrum (at this point) and an inexcusable oversight for a US 500 to 800.30 dollar device..[/CENTER]
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post #305 of 410
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Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post

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Unlike the iPod Touch/iPhone, one can actually create media on the iPad via iWork Touch Edition.

So what does one do with presentations developed on the iPad using Keynote?

It's not like there's a built-in USB port to send it to a USB drive, or a media card reader to place to presentation on a SDHC card.

At this point there's not even a suitable dongle to output the 'created media' to a decent projector or HDMI source.

It's really quite the conundrum (at this point) and an inexcusable oversight for a US 500 to 800.30 dollar device..[/CENTER]

Those are all assumptions, not facts. After all this thing has a 30-pin connector. There are already 30-pin connector dongles out there that do all of those things for iPods, and no reason to think there won't be for this. On Apples' site right now on the spec sheet it lists a USB dongle, a SD card reader dongle, and a variety of video output options. The device has the very adaptable 30-in adapter as well as wireless-n. Between those two options you will be able to print, display, and off-load data in whatever way you need to, I suspect.
post #306 of 410
I like the idea of the iPad and it seem to offer more or less what I would want in a device like this.

However, I won't buy it without Flash support. I fail to see how it is going to be a great web surfing device if I can't see the MAJORITY of the video content available on the internet. There is going to be many irate customers who go to XYZ.com to see some great video that all of their friends are talking about only to see a "sorry, but Steve Job's says that you can't view this on your new iPad" icon. I honestly think this alone will severely hurt long term sales.

It will probably still be a success, but this is a deal breaker for me. At least this issue can be fixed with a software update after the huge backlash happens....
post #307 of 410
A developer like TomTom could provide the iPad with a good GPS navigator without having to use 3G or wi-fi for position identification. The new wi-fi and GPS camera card or a GPS one made for TomTom could be used with Apple's SD Card USB port connector. Of course Apple could be negotiating with auto manufacturers in the future to utilize a modified iPad with voice activation for similar purposes.
post #308 of 410
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Originally Posted by mzaslove View Post

I'm with your boss. When I go out of country to shoot my next film, I'm going to give most of the heads of the departments one (and one for myself, of course). All during shooting people are always running up with laptops showing me pics of things to decide on: costume, set, location, etc. This will make that alone a ton easier. Then, I may keep my script on mine (especially if there's some easy notation), and keep colored pages easily up-to-date (and keep all my notes even with changed pages). If I could route the video feeds, I wouldn't need a monitor. I'll probably take one of these and an MBP, and that would take care of any computing needs I'd need for the shoot.

Thats a great ideal , but theres no memory card slot , cd/dvd drives or usb ports to connect with your camera on the ipad, so how would you get these large files on it quickly. You would have to carry or have access to another pc. And if youre stuck having to carry both, then it defeats the object of lightweight portability. Plus theres nothing to stand the tablet upright so you'll need to lean it on something or
hitch your knees/ legs up, like you see on the current ipad videos. You'd definately need to stream video on an internet server, but you'd need a hefty wifi plan to reguarly stream video. Most unlimited pages mean under 1GB per month. You could use most of that up in a couple of days

If someone wanted to show a DVD on your ipad, youd need to go back to a notebook to transfer the files which would take ages
post #309 of 410
I think Apple did the IMPORTANT thing -- kept it simple and did not put anything in that didn't work FLAWLESSLY.

It is NOT really there for what I want --100%, but really, when you look at what they've DONE for a new platform, it is very much more than the sum of it's parts.

Comparing the HP -- netback without a keyboard, to this, is pretty silly. Apple has a dozen or more patents on interfacing with this new touchscreen device. Thoughtful care on you can actually USE it with one hand. Stuffing Windows 7 and having a few tweaks for the touchscreen is just the same old crap.

I've read the other WISH LIST items, and I agree -- I'd like it with multitasking and a video camera. But what does this thing SOLVE that a computer doesn't?

1) Grandma can use this without EVER needing to call her grandson.
2) It won't be broken if left without supervision with your 4-year-old (as long as he understands; anything with a light or motor does not go in the bath tub).
3) It does what it does easily.

The INFRASTRUCTURE Apple has built from the ground up is phenomenal and I think as Developers get a hold of this device -- it will GET MORE VALUE as time goes on.

1) Their own processor, with energy management and customization.
2) Their own capacitative display technology that is ALMOST as good ad the OLED and likely a lot cheaper and more energy efficient if things I've been reading prove true. There is also, perhaps, the ability to detect motion above the screen -- not yet implemented.
3) Jobs has rounded up publishers and newspapers and created iBooks. iTunes is so amazing -- not for the software interface, but because he got a dozen moronic and greedy music labels in many countries to agree to a standard. It seems old hat today -- but NOBODY had done it before Jobs and Apple.
4) The OPEN SOURCE usage of HTML5 and other tech for the layouts should make development for this a good deal easier for Newspapers.
5) NOT having Flash is may be a blessing -- it's poor performance, security problems, and time-consuming development for a LOT of uses. It has GREAT expandability but I think as developers create tools for HTML5, we may see a more streamlined alternative. I say this as a Flash Developer - and for some things, it is awesome. Just for 90% of what it does on the web -- not so much. And MP4 is better for that -- so why use Flash for Video?

Apple could have put a lot of THINGS in this device. But out of the gate, it's useful for the medical industry and schools. NOT having an easy way for Users to break it is a plus in many environments.

I'm going to use this as a Touch-Screen Kiosk ASAP. Is there any other 10" Touch Screen full solution for $500 with this quality? No, not even close. So you will see these things also as Point Of Purchase displays.

>> Don't bemoan this as the DEATH OF THE OPEN COMPUTER. You spend too much time twiddling with that dang device and 95% of users can't program a VCR. As a Developer -- YOU CAN customize and create a solution. Imagine if TV's had come to market requiring people to program BASIC for them to automatically play a TV channel Computer usage is pretty established now for MOST of the activities people use them for. Web Browsing. TV. Games. Word Processing. Art.

The CLOSED Apple Eco-system will open up over time -- but it's creating a STANDARD. It's not CLOSED to a million apps and maybe a developer will complain that their application took a month. But do users need to download a Virus Scanner, a Trojan Horse Detector and then get some service for backup, and another consultant to fix their problems?

If there were a Standards body that filtered the CRAP that you can download for Windows PCs -- I think most people would flock to it.

>> The biggest thing to realize is that Developers and Geeks are not the Customer, and the Customer does not think that their Car is a fascist dictatorship because they don't customize every part or swap out engines. They turn the key and drive it and fill it up at a gas station. And in this case, the Customer OWNS what they put on it and is PROTECTED by the manufacturer that doesn't get money from someone else who wants to spam them, or sell them junk to fix it.

>> This is going to open up NEW markets -- rather than frustrate people with the NetBook experience which is nothing new.
post #310 of 410
There's so much debate, that I have started a poll... Pick one thing that you like, and one thing that you don't like about the iPad.

http://yourapplesay.blogspot.com/
post #311 of 410
@ FAKE WILLIAM SHATNER

I could not agree more with your entire post... well said!
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Originally Posted by mutsu View Post

There's so much debate, that I have started a poll... Pick one thing that you like, and one thing that you don't like about the iPad.

http://yourapplesay.blogspot.com/

How can someone answer your poll? Nobody, except for a privileged few journalists, have actually laid hands on the thing and used it.

I'm not saying its great or a failure until I actually try the thing.
post #313 of 410
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Originally Posted by Fake_William_Shatner View Post

I think Apple did the IMPORTANT thing -- kept it simple and did not put anything in that didn't work FLAWLESSLY.

[CENTER]Oh...

I wasn't aware that you already had the device (in hand), having used it for a considerable enough time to make such lofty assessments.



I fully understand your enthusiasm for the device, as I too pan to purchase one ASAP, but maybe you should wait until the thing actually comes to market before making such lofty assumptions?[/CENTER]
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post #314 of 410
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Originally Posted by backtomac View Post

How can someone answer your poll? Nobody, except for a privileged few journalists, have actually laid hands on the thing and used it.

I'm not saying its great or a failure until I actually try the thing.

[CENTER]Ahh...

The post of another rational thinker - thanks[/CENTER]
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post #315 of 410
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

How are they going to get all their content up on their iPads?

I believe that is my major concern with iPad - you can't just connect to the wireless network and pull files from network share. Equally, you can't just drop files back once you have edited them.

I'm not sure if you can at least receive file as email attachment, edit it and send back as email attachment. It wouldn't replace full file sharing over the network, but would at least make life with it a bit more bearable.

With file sharing possibility, it would be much better, much more versatile device... for me.
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Originally Posted by jpmuk View Post

This is huge. Imagine a 27" iPad desktop built to sit on a flat table at an angle with a slide-out mechanical keyboard at the base. Proper horsepower from the latest desktop chips and GB's of storage from standard HD's. This is where it's going.

You mean like a Microsoft surface, something I saw back in 2008? Don't give me any BS crap about operating systems either, purely on a hardware level Microsoft came up with this first.

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Originally Posted by iGenius View Post

And as for as the OS of the future, do you really think it will:

Have no multitasking?
Have no ability to run independently created apps?
Have extremely limited support for common media formats?

Actually, I think this is exactly Apples future. They've already pissed off Google and Adobe (see below) and their future looks very closed and proprietary. Very 1984 you might say.

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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

http://www.neowin.net/news/is-the-ip...in.net+News%29

Envy and frustration is a hard road.

Read the comments, the only people drooling over this is any community that has apple in it's domain name. I'd gladly take my netbook over this thing anyday. It does so much more, it can even run a full version of OS X!

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Originally Posted by m2002brian View Post

How long (maybe 10 years) before they make all of their chips for all of their products.

You mean switching back to something like PPC?

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Originally Posted by gts_mac View Post

The experience was frustrating at best, using a stylist and having to press really hard on the screen for the presses to register.

First of all, can this thing even use a stylus? AFAIK, this thing only reacts to fingers, which kills any chance of handwriting recognition. Futhermore, do you really see the health industry rewriting their apps only to have Apple take a slice off it. If I developed medical software what incentives would I have to use the iPad.

The biggest thing here is writing the software. Unless I use it as a web based system, any app I write will need to go to the app store (where anyone can buy it for free), unless I set a price for it. In that case Apple gets a slice of the work.

So lets see. I write App for my iPad to sell to local surgeries. Before I can actually use it though, I need to go through Apple to get approval for it, where they get a nice slice of my money for it. This isn't 1984 at all.

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Originally Posted by Fake_William_Shatner View Post

1) Grandma can use this without EVER needing to call her grandson.

Yeah, until she calls me because hulu or [insert other site requiring flash] doesn't work. Furthermore you expect your grandma to use her possibly brittle fingers to mash a slab of glass all day to type emails to you and other family?

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Originally Posted by stevegmu View Post

When did S. Jobs say the iPad would be a laptop replacement?

When he compared it to the netbook market saying that that was a device between a phone and laptop?

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Originally Posted by nkhm View Post

Who says this thing won't have flash? it wasn't available during the keynote - there's a few months for adobe to tweak the full plug in to work.

It's not adobe to blame, its your innocent fun loving Apple that never does anything wrong.

Link.
post #317 of 410
I didn't see that app included on the home screen. How about it...can we text on the iPad
post #318 of 410
Now if we could only get Mr. Jobs to turn his attention to breakfast utensils...
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Originally Posted by vinea View Post

What? Never heard of iDisk? Or Air Sharing? Or File Sharing? Or Soonr? All file sharing apps for the iPhone...which should work for the iPad.

Why do you assume that can't you print from the iPad? Or see SMB/AFS shares in the future?

I've got a Canon photo printing app on my iPod Touch (okay, it would be a lot more useful on an iPhone with a camera; but is quite handy for printing out screen shots of web pages, emails, etc stored as photos).

There's another app called Print Magic that works directly with most wireless printers and allows printing of anything on the clipboard, whole web pages and photos. There's a free test app you can download to try your printer, otherwise it's about 6 or 7 bucks.
post #320 of 410
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Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post

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Unlike the iPod Touch/iPhone, one can actually create media on the iPad via iWork Touch Edition.

So what does one do with presentations developed on the iPad using Keynote?

It's not like there's a built-in USB port to send it to a USB drive, or a media card reader to place to presentation on a SDHC card.

At this point there's not even a suitable dongle to output the 'created media' to a decent projector or HDMI source.

It's really quite the conundrum (at this point) and an inexcusable oversight for a US 500 to 800.30 dollar device..[/CENTER]

Well, you could try storing it on your iDisk, or emailing it. All the USB ports on my work ThinkPad are disabled for some (rather vague) 'security' issues. Yet I still manage to get work done and share it.

Regarding projectors, you can already get a VGA dongle (my ThinkPad only has a VGA port, yet I still manage to do presentations). My experience is that most projectors in the corporate environment still stick with VGA. No doubt Apple or some enterprising accessory maker will come out with a DVI or HDMI dongle.

Personally, I can't see me ever having a need to project anything from an iPad. YMMV however. For that reason, I'm happy to not pay for a mini DP or mini HDMI port to be included.

Jesus. Why all the negative waves from most of you. It's like your all looking to find fault with the iPad, and being purposefully obtuse about what it can and can't do. It's frankly pathetic.
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