Originally Posted by mrr
I actually LOVE the curved feel of the iPad.
It is VERY comfortable to hold, just too heavy.
In fact, I was very disappointed when Apple moved from the iPhone 3G to the iPhone 4 because the previous model always felt comfortable in my hand.
The hard edges of the iPhone 4 are not comfortable to hold at all.
Apple in fact has altered its recent products in order have a very attractive and cool look, but at the cost of ergonomics.
The hard edges of the recent MacBook Pro and the iPhone 4 are not fun to carry and hold.
Here we go again, i fear.
I too like the back of my 3GS and iPad. I remember when Jobs presented the original iphone. In his keynote address, he took the time to mention all the work Apple did to get the curves just right so it feels good in your hand. When they came out with the iPhone 4, I was surprised at the new case. It looked like a box of Good & Plenty. Not as elegant as the 3G and 3GS IMO.
I bought the ipad the day they came out. Overall I'm very satisfied with it. Two minor complaints though. It still loses connection with my wifi and I get a "Connecting" pop up once an hour or so. The second is I wish I could turn off the cut and paste capability. While its occasionally useful, all too often my fingers accidentally tap a web page while reading it and the page pauses and highlights in blue as if I want to copy or cut and paste. Shrinking the black bezel down any more and I think more people would complain about this.
Regardless, I'm planning to buy 3 iPad 2s so my two kids and I can communicate via face time.