Originally Posted by bigmc6000
Personally I'm waiting until they hack it so I can put 1) Flash (if I'm going to carry this around instead of my laptop I want flash to play my facebook games amongst other things) and 2) play AVI's and other things via VLC or something like that. Those are the only 2 things keeping me from pre-ordering...
Wouldn't adobe have to write a version of flash for the i-products first? and so would VLC. I don't see that happening. Also, read the specs for the ipad media support specifics, it plays AVI files already. (Obviously specific specs apply)
Originally Posted by Woohoo!
I think the reflective screen is going to be a big issue to make it a acceptable e-reader, the only thing I can think of using the device for over my MacBook Pro.
The GUI is corny and doesn't meet my more mature computing needs. It's hard enough as it is dealing with the PC crowd who thinks Mac's are just for babies or gays.
You're worried people think you are gay because you use Apple computers? You have some serious issues. Also I've been using a friends kindle for a bit now and we both have come to the conclusion that e-ink is still difficult to read in certain situations without backlight. So, damned if you do, Damned if you don't. Nothing is perfect and I'd rather have a multimedia device than just a reader if I'm going to have to compromise the reading experience.
Originally Posted by hillstones
Care to give some examples, or are you just talking out of your ass like a typical fanboi?
I will. As you guys have seen me say before. Telepromter
($400 value), Illuminated film slate
(value $1,500 admittingly waiting for an update to the software to make it perfect, but it's still very usable as a script super's tool), Pro-tools controller
in live situations ($500+ value), camera focus/ Iris remote
($ unknown value; just being fair the app I am referring to is Iris only, but updates to both remote and cameras are coming soon enough and may even provide capabilities that I have chided others for saying could be a reality), script writing
(not much value added here, but scriptwriting software has gotten antiquated and overpriced, competition has opened up on the ap store and I'd rather have the freedom to compose when inspiration strikes without lugging around a laptop. If you need more let me know.
Originally Posted by LTMP
The 3G doesn't require a commitment. You can start and cancel your service as you please without an activation charge.
I've seen a few people mention this and I had assumed the same thing. However others have said that there is no official information on activation fees. I looked into it (even posted on at&t's forum and still waiting for an answer). Is there any documentation to support that there won't be activation/ termination fees? I got a wifi ipad pre-ordered, but I'd like to have a 3g pad as well, but not if there are going to be cancelation fees of any sort. If I use 3G for 6 months out of the year, tuning the service on and off could be another $100+ and that's just not for me since I already pay AT&T for a data plan every month.
Originally Posted by benny-boy
The other factor for me is what apple does with their REMOTE app, which would be the killer app for me.
I agree the remote is one of many unsuspecting "killer aps" for the ipad. I'd love to use it as a touch interface with cover flow etc for the Apple TV, games on the ATV and game controller (maybe better on an ipod), interactive media on your TV etc all sounds good to me.
BTW here's a link to an IR remote adapter. Not the one I was thinking of, but this one's cheap (and ugly). So there will be ways of controlling legacy gear as well, but this makes me wonder how long it will be before wifi/ BT starts to be integrated into other devices. I recently saw there was an initiative to integrate BT controllers into cameras for devices like the Ipod to act as controllers.http://www.ohgizmo.com/2010/01/08/ce...ne-ipod-touch/