aerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6328 posts, RR: 14 Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5388 times:
Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 4): Why buy a highly overrated inflated phone without the phone feature?
Because I don't need a phone, but my laptop needs replacing - I hate all these cross purpose multifunction things - If I want a phone I'll buy a phone.... I currently don't have an iPod iPhone, nor do I need one or want to be traceable/contactable everywhere.
I need to use one first to see if it's the best for the purpose I need it for. If I buy an iPad it would be to catalog and edit my photos quickly and easily while I'm traveling, and maybe hooking up to a wifi connection from time to time.
Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7460 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5329 times:
Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 7): That is what an iPad is. A bloated, oversized iPhone that can't make phone calls, has a minimum of features and is overpriced. Yeah, that pretty much sums up Apple.
Typical "I Hate Apple" response. Probably said the same thing about the iPod, iPhone and iPod touch. Look what flops they turned out to be.
As for the iPad, I think it will be the optimum system when a camera is added for the grandma's - easy to have a video conference with the kids and grandkids - and none of the crap that confuses non-computer literate. Especially the ones that could care less about being computer literate.
Medicine? Gonna explode there. Check out OsiriX - and, yes, they are working on an iPad version.
Lawyers will use it for referencing. My lawyer already uses an iPhone, but will love more screen space.
Education? In a few months you'll be able to get education apps for the pre-kindy and up kids. Hand them the iPad and let it handle the repetition.
Books, photos, iWork, Numbers, Keynote, etc.
It's about to change a lot of things and the developers who see the potential are going to be doing very well.
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2957 posts, RR: 30 Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5237 times:
Stopped by the Apple store in downtown San Francisco today to see the "hype". I'll start off by saying there weren't that many people there. Most of them were cuddled into groups around a few employees (who were strategically positioned around the store), each employee was showing off the features.
Then, after deciding to join one of groups, watched the employee happily explaining the "swipe" feature of browsing through photos. One problem... every time he swiped, nothing happened. It was funny trying to watch him frantically swiping with no results. Dazed and confused, onlookers were not impressed.
asuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2369 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5200 times:
I went to the Apple store today to check it out. As an iMac and iPhone 3GS owner, I was skeptical. I have to admit though, it's pretty slick. I think it's desireability will increase as applications are developed for it. It is not a total desktop/laptop replacement. But if you need to be somewhat portable and do not need a ton of computer power, it's perfect.
I can see a bunch of uses for it within my business assuming applications are developed for it (which they are).
Could be under a megabyte, but sometimes go up to 200. I only have a few large ones, the majority will be 500kb to 5mb.
Quoting signol (Reply 8):
Come now, it's basically a netbook without a keyboard (touch screen instead). You're paying for the Apple design. It's a cool piece of kit, but horribly overpriced for what it does.
You are indeed paying for the design Apple has created, but that in itself is an important feature. The iPad does something, it serves a purpose, and Apple has designed it to fit for that target market. Of course, the advertising and fuss is pretty hollow. Apple try to market their design for its beauty and 'cool' features more than its functionality, which is what makes many mis-perceive their products. I use a wide range of Autodesk software so I stick to PCs, but my observations of Apple has led me to discover a number of successful features and a number of unsuccessful ones. I recently got my fourth iPod and I love it because it does what I want. The iPad will not do anything for me personally, and its use will be rather limited.
Quoting columba (Reply 22): Same with me, I am thinking of buying an IPad in the near future to take on my travels since I don´t want to carry my lap top all the time.
This would be a good reason to buy an iPad, and I guess Apple is/should be focusing on telling customers that the iPad is better than a typical net book in this field. That being said, it is a great product.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished - that will be the beginning.
25 MoltenRock: One poster on this thread certainly has a failed track record of predicting Apple product flops, failures, and demises, and yet every and I mean ever
26 LASoctoberB6: Ya know, you could have just said "computer illiterate... You're such a hater. Nice. I ain't getting one. I already have a touchscreen laptop and I l
27 trvyyz: I have a few questions too? can it be connected to any external memory drives? At least a USB? It cannot play flash while browsing the internet, so ho
28 varigb707: Not me. At least for the time being. Already own 2 notebooks and 2 iPods. I don't need another gadget. Besides the cost benefit is not justifiable. It
29 Ken777: The fun of being there. Like going to a football game instead of watching it on TV. I know. But that seems like a put down, especially since a lot of
30 Cadet57: This is being posted from a 1.83ghz Macbook Pro which is also charging my iPod classic. Actually, my second Macbook Pro because the first one died af
31 N801NW: I have a MacBook, and old Dell PC, and to many IPods's to count and I have no plans to buy one.
32 PacNWjet: I don't understand this comment. I own a netbook which I use at my vacation home. I can read my e-mail with it and, if I need to have access to word
33 Cadet57: Because its made by Apple, is overpriced and is hyped to make you think you need it, and that without it your digital life will never be the same.
34 AverageUser: I concur, perhaps it works as a sort of "extended" iPhone (with limited functionality). In all, the most important function of the device is the soci
35 MCOflyer: I do. I love my Dell and would not trade it for anything. I was told apples are good for graphic arts and windows for the rest by a computer expert.
36 Cadet57: Yes you can. In fact I have Office '08 on my Mac right now. Yes and no. It used to be Macs were great for graphics and video because the software was
37 EA CO AS: There's no denying the iPad is a slick little device. Having said that, however: - it lacks USB ports - it lacks a forward-facing webcam - it doesn't
38 BMI727: Pretty much. You can, but like most Apple things, it drives me up a wall when I have to use it. Usually it is better to just wait and use a Windows P
39 ohthedrama747: You hate Apple products based on this statement? As Cadet says, Microsoft Office can be used on Macs, they are developing the '11 version right now.
40 Zentraedi: A netbook is a very different device. You are comparing a butter knife to a pizza cutter. I ordered an iPad and for every scenario in which I'd use i
41 RussianJet: I'd rather eat my own head than waste my hard-earned cash on this rubbish.