These are just my thoughts about the Apple's new iPad:
First off: ITS NOT A COMPUTER, SO DONT BUY IT FOR THAT REASON (Its a damn tablet!!) Second off, I want to say that... ITS NOT A F***ING MACBOOK!!! It's just a "High-End, Top-of-the-line" E-reader or a beefed up iPhone (or apples own netbook), its a fucking tablet! SO STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW IT DOESN'T HAVE HDMI, MINIDISPLAY PORT OR OUTPUTS! If you really want all that s**t, then get a F**KING MacBook! holy crap! (i just had to get that off my back)
iPad itself: looks pretty cool, though the rumored/fake photos of the ipad, i think, look better. I dislike the fact that it has the black border around it but i would understand that it would be used for extra space to hold the thing. Its thinner than the iphone and is 1.5-1.6 lb depending on the model (wifi or wifi+3G). The screen is multi touch (no surprise there), backlit LED! (uhhh ok? whats so special about that?), now if it was OLED, then i would be surprised. "You can hold it any way you want" (uhh ok?) so can the iphone and that's something we already knew, we're not dumb apple, it should be able to do that anyways, but overall it looks pretty sleek and pretty sexy.
Technical Specification: holy s**t (sarcasm), apple made their own Processor! "1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip." OK apple, now make one that's 2.5 GHz for the Macbooks. But good job on making it energy efficient than most of the intel processors that heat up like f**k! and for it to go 1GHz for a portable device semi-handheld device, its pretty good [i guess..]. 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, (2^4, 2^5, 2^6 haha) Flash Drive which i kinda understand since its the first generation of its kind and would get larger in future generations, but C'MON!! The iPod Classic has more space than that!!!
Battery: "Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" BULLS**T! when they say "up to" it means that how long it can possible go if you try. it will probably be only 7 hours if you do all of that non stop. when i bought my macbook pro, it said up to 7 hours, it lasts 7 hours if i have the keyboard unlit and the screen to the very lowest setting with one application running [finder].
Models: there are two different models, the "Wifi" or the "Wifi+3G" BASICALLY just think of the difference of the iPod touch and the iPhone, Whats the difference? (damn you are dumb if you asked that question) the iPhone is a phone and can access the 3G network. the "3G" model of the iPad is not a phone, but it can just connect to the 3G network, has a sim card tray (duhh) and has "Assisted GPS" HOLYS**T (sarcasm). also it has a Black bar on top of the device behind it, you can find in some photos over at apple.com. so would you pay an additional $130 for the 3G model? well if you have enough money to pay for the plan which if an additional $30 a month for unlimited or $15 for 250 MB limit a month. f**k that. just get an iphone.
Applications: like I said, its like the iphone (but no phone and no camera) but beefed up. So all the apps that will be made for this thing will be beefed up apps. though, you can still play iphone apps on it... if you really want to... none of it is very surprising [or ground breaking] to me so lets move on.
eBooks: no, its ibooks, a new store, whoopy... (who really buys and reads ebooks? raise your hand!) i rather have the physical form of the book and have a physical library of books, than a virtual library. But thats just me. i guess if you REALLY want to save $2 on a book or just lazt to go to the library or bookstore.
Disappointments: Where the f**k is the camera? c'mon apple! WTF! where are the new macbooks?! i rather see those than the iPad! WHERE IS THE TV?! i want to be able to watch TV on the ipad!! WTF!
Overview: Hardware = *Pat on the Back* (i still want my camera and a larger hard drive space [maybe next gen ipads?]) ... Software = "FAIL" I thought it was going to change the world something ground breaking, a brand new OS, i guess not...
i'm still thinking of a good reason why someone would buy that thing. Here are some that i thought of: if you are rich and you love gadgets, you love apple that much, you are rich and want a super top of the line e-reader, you are obsessed with ebooks or you just feel like you gotta have it cuz you have the money. i hear from people that its just a giant itouch, i agree, i also think of it as a more portable mini macbook or apple's netbook (even though they say its not, while it practically is but in table form). Apple really wanted to think of something that is a macbook and an iphone put together.
but why would you want something that is half of something. why would you want something that is half macbook and half iphone and if it can only do half the things they can do. i rather have a macbook so i can have the full computer experience and a iphone, that can fit in my pocket, a phone and HAS A CAMERA with no unnecessary s**t.
I really see no point in the ipad. if you have a iphone and a macbook, please dont get this crap. i guess the only real good reason i can think of is: if you're new to apple. if you're not and have have a macbook or iphone of both, dont get it, there is really not point. if you have just one of the two, then get the other.
To sum it all up, I rather have [or carry around] an iPhone and a MacBook Pro than just that damn iPad.
[If an app ever comes out for the iPad that can let you control anything in your house (like control my home sound system) or my house itself, OR control my macbook like a remote device or control the lights of my house or even see stats of my car or anything in your house, then it would be tempting.]
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About this product
The iPad is a tablet computing device product from Apple Inc. The device was announced on January 27, 2010, at a press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The device was rumored for several months, with iSlate and iTablet among rumored names. The device is expected to incorporate a 10-inch (26 centimeter) multi-touch display made by Innolux, a subsidiary of Foxconn. The price is expected to be more than the iPhone but less than an Apple notebook computer.
The iPad's lowest grade model with a 16GB hard drive will run for $499 dollars with the 32 GB running for $599 and the 64GB running at $699. Buyers will also have the opportunity to purchase the iPad with 3G connectivity with the lowest grade model starting at $629 and going up. The Wi-Fi models will ship in late March while the 3G models will ship in April.
Yair Reiner claims the iSlate will compete in the market against dedicated e-book devices such as the Barnes & Noble nook and the Amazon Kindle while offering 70% of revenue to publishers, the same arrangement accorded developers of the App Store. These arrangements would also extend to print publishers who currently receive less in digital work royalties from companies like Amazon.com.