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Who's Buying A Ipad?  
User currently offlineTPA36R From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 210 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5954 times:

If you are planning on buying one or already have, what do you think of it thus far?

174 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

As of yesterday, before the release, there was 15 people in line at the NYC apple store   


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User currently offlinealfa75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5953 times:

I'm thinking of it.

I do have one question. How big are ebook files?



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5935 times:

Quoting alfa75 (Reply 2):
How big are ebook files?

I only have a few and they range from 565kb to 1.89mb.


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5915 times:

Why buy a highly overrated inflated phone without the phone feature?

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5912 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 4):
Why buy a highly overrated inflated phone without the phone feature?

Because it's from Apple and it's the best thing ever and will change your life!



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5889 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 4):
Why buy a highly overrated inflated phone without the phone feature?

I'm not going to say that you have to go get one, but this is an overly simplistic and pedantic viewpoint.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5879 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 6):
I'm not going to say that you have to go get one, but this is an overly simplistic and pedantic viewpoint.

Lol no, its not. 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.



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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2984 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5851 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 7):

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.

signol



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

Quoting signol (Reply 8):
it's basically a netbook without a keyboard (touch screen instead).

So in theory you should pay less than a netbook because it has less bits   

Quoting signol (Reply 8):
You're paying for the Apple design

A fool and his money...



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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2984 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5846 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 9):
A fool and his money...

I've very happy with my Acer Aspire One  

signol

[Edited 2010-04-03 19:11:52]


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User currently offlineaerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6900 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5836 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.


User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15470 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5809 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 9):
A fool and his money...

..probably aren't going to be doing much serious computing anyway, so they can get away with using a Mac.   



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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2032 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5786 times:

Not me. I have absolutely no use for one.


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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8044 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5777 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.


User currently onlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

What good is a "computer" that can't have more than one application open at a time?

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

Quoting TPA36R (Thread starter):
Who's Buying A Ipad?


Everybody that has visits from Aunt Flow, regardless of their type of reproductive equipment    


User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5729 times:

No, I'm not buying the Apple tablet device.

I've got the iPhone - so why do I need a larger version of it? Same as I don't see why people waste their money on silly, crippled netbooks.


User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5713 times:

Bought the 64GB model. My father just shipped it to me over here.

I'm kinda wishing I had purchased like 10 or so though. I've come across a few people over here willing to pay a nice premium to get one before the actual Japanese release.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2993 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5685 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.

Aeroflot777

[Edited 2010-04-03 23:04:39]

User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

I really don't understand why people waited in line at the Apple store. The iPads were guaranteed to be delivered on Saturday, so you don't really gain anything by going out and picking one up.

User currently onlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5661 times:
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Quoting Zentraedi (Reply 20):
so you don't really gain anything by going out and picking one up.

Apart from the narcissistic glow you get from people seeing you with one as you leave the shop.



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User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5647 times:

Quoting aerorobNZ (Reply 11):
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.

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.



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User currently offlineasuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5648 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).


User currently offlineramzi From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5587 times:

Quoting alfa75 (Reply 2):
How big are ebook files?

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.



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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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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.
42 Post contains images Phoenix9 : I'll just leave this here:
43 wingman : I saw one live yesterday guys and I'm sorry to say to naysayers like Cadet...it will be another major game-changer. If you are a content consumer in y
44 EA CO AS : It's perfectly valid to compare the iPad with a netbook, particularly since Steve Jobs himself, on the day the iPad was unveiled, went out of his way
45 Post contains links and images alberchico : I'm surprised nobody's mentioned this but think of all the aviation iPhone apps that can now be brought over to the ipad http://www.foreflight.com/
46 PacNWjet : I'm not a naysayer, I am simply genuinely curious about the claims made about the ipad. I certainly can see how someone might own the device in addit
47 AverageUser : I'm sorry Sir, but we are unable to do that...it's against Company policy.
48 wingman : I agree with you there, I don't think it'll replace the home computer or laptop anytime soon. What it will replace is the casual/personal transportati
49 PacNWjet : I spend about as much time holding a grudge against Apple for making tons of money selling technology as a I do holding a grudge against Frito Lay fo
50 Post contains images signol : Dell is one of the poorest quality brands of computer out there. It's like saying "I don't like Ferrari, I'm happy with my Proton". They both do the
51 photopilot : IMHO, a hyped up waste of money. I'm far happier with my netbook for day-to-day travel.
52 AirPacific747 : I was very sceptical in the beginning but the more I see it, the cooler it looks. I am sure I will be owning it sooner or later. For me it is not hard
53 BMI727 : I am a content consumer, and I already do all of that with my phone...plus make phone calls. And put it in my pocket. So now I need two phones? One f
54 racko : For god's sake, they're not supporting Flash because otherwise they would sell way fewer apps through their store and therefore make less money.
55 Post contains images Cadet57 : So how many people ended up in NYC yesterday? 20-25? Game changer... yeah, right. Have some more Kool Aid. My phone does it, and does it superbly. Mu
56 asuflyer05 : What kind of phone do you have?
57 AirPacific747 : What people don't get is that the larger screen size alone, makes it much more usable in many ways, for example when watching movies, photos, reading
58 asuflyer05 : Surfing the net on the iPad is so much better than the iPhone. The screen size is great. I gave up the laptop for an iMac a few months back and the iP
59 Cadet57 : Motorola Droid, running Android OS 2.1 v1. Well that would stand to reason based solely on the screen size. Be a much better device if you could actu
60 wingman : Cadet, I think Steve knows he'll never sell one to you. But selling one to 100M others will suffice. Hate it all you want, just buy the stock instead.
61 Cadet57 : I think he knows he'll never sell one to A LOT of people. If there are that many sheeple willing to buy this thing, it shows how uneducated consumers
62 mt99 : Isnt this the same logic as buying an expensive watch? I submit to you that a $10 watch will tell the time just pretty much as was good as $5,000 wat
63 Cadet57 : Apples and oranges comparison. That $10 watch is most likely a piece of crap. Whereas the $5000 one is (hopefully) a well built, long lasting piece o
64 AKiss20 : My friend bought an iPad and I just spent about 30 minutes playing with it. It was about what I expected, nothing earth shattering by any means, but I
65 Post contains links MoltenRock : Flash is dead my friend. It's like claiming the 757 is the lynchpin of aviation's future. Yes the 757 is still flying as Flash is embedded into older
66 TheCol : Flight tracker is one thing, but using the i-phone/apple apps for navigational purposes is widely discouraged.
67 ManuCH : I don't think I am an uneducated consumer - I work in IT and I know what the iPad can and cannot do. With that in mind, I know it's a product that I
68 cpd : And the iPhone / tablet is brilliant for portable email browsing of work emails (especially with Exchange server) and calendars. That's mostly what my
69 BMI727 : I'm really not a big laptop fan either. The smaller (and usually flat) keyboard with a trackpad just doesn't work as well for me. Sure I could get a
70 EA CO AS : And that is one of the big reasons why it fails to be a true game-changer, IMHO. Tell that to the huge amount of web content that uses it, particular
71 Post contains links MoltenRock : Latest estimate of how many units were sold on Saturday was 600,000 to 700,000 which is much higher than many were expecting at 300,000. It's interest
72 flipdewaf : I have Iphone and it is excellent but it is small enough to fit in my pocket but the ipad is too big for my pocket and so it would have to go in my ba
73 Post contains links racko : Tiny problems with some unimportant feature... http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/05/tro...pad-users-complain-of-wifi-issues/ Looks shiny though.
74 Post contains links AverageUser : I'd personally rather want to use a platform that does not patronize me based on what applications I choose to use. When we add to the scheme fact th
75 EA CO AS : Nevertheless, only a tiny fraction of web content uses HTML5 so by not supporting Flash, Apple has basically told its customers, "No, no - you'll do
76 MarSciGuy : How successful has the IPod and iTunes been, even with the AAC format and associated DRM that only recently was removed? 6 BILLION songs sold up to t
77 metroliner : Off topic, but could someone please explain to me what Kool Aid is? I didn't hear it referred to in the US once when I went back in January, but it s
78 MarSciGuy : That is what people who are disenchanted with a product or point of view call the followers of said product or point of view, or at the very least th
79 PacNWjet : Kool Aid is a brand of powdered, non-carbonated, fruit-flavored juice that is popular in the United States. In the mid-1970s a charismatic but mental
80 nighthawk : .. and that is the point everyone keeps missing. The iPad is NOT designed as a content creation device, it is a content CONSUMPTION device. In you're
81 MoltenRock : Meh. So what? If you don't believe in the Apple solution, go buy a PC piece/part system and whip something up built just for you with thousands of co
82 Post contains links Revelation : 13 Glaring iPad Shortcomings Not much love in this article, but it captures the flaws that are immediately obvious. Count me in the "no" column for "w
83 Post contains links Cadet57 : Well, here's one thing the iPad does well. It blends! http://www.youtube.com/v/lAl28d6tbko&hl=en_US&fs=1&amp
84 EA CO AS : Where did I say they weren't successful? My point is simply that it's the height of arrogance to dictate that customers use your product on your term
85 MoltenRock : I just bought one and expensed it, and bought another one for my parents. Looks to be shipping in 2 or 3 weeks.
86 EA CO AS : Already done - once I saw what the iPad lacked, I purchased a brand new netbook that solves all of the shortcomings of the iPad and then some. Believ
87 Post contains images TristarAtLCA : As someone who is (slowly) saving for the larger iMac and has an iPhone, I am not indifferent to Apple's products. However I cannot fathom why on eart
88 Post contains images KaiGywer : I was just about to post that
89 bhill : Wow...$900 for a tablet that only does one thing at a time.....Come on Apple Evangelicals...you gonna take that from Apple?
90 Post contains images cadet57 : They sure are. I wonder if this game comes preinstalled:
91 oa260 : And thats what makes it a no for the moment for me.
92 Springbok747 : I really can’t see the ‘must have’ element in this device unless you are the sort that looks for a little Apple logo and nothing else. The lack
93 flipdewaf : couldn't agree more, can any people please enlighten me as to what the ipad does over a netbook which is half the price. I'll take no response as the
94 TUNisia : The biggest failure of the device is lack of a REAL OS and lack of a PEN. IPS laptops have been around for years. Apple wants you to think they are th
95 ManuCH : In a word: usability. No netbook I've tried so far has any kind of "fun factor" in it. They are not a pleasure to use. The iPad will be a couch devic
96 Post contains images TristarAtLCA : Yes of course, thats why I specified netbooks and low spec laptops. It's a moot point though.I doubt either of us will touch one of these in the firs
97 flipdewaf : I use my netbook as a couch device most of the time as well but it has the added benefit of being able to connect to the tv should i so wish, and tak
98 Klaus : Since almost all apps still behave almost exactly as if they were all running all the time, with you merely switching between them, that is a non-iss
99 PacNWjet : I have to admit that I haven't actually seen an ipad yet, but since I already have a netbook that serves me just fine I don't understand why I would
100 Post contains links ManuCH : iPhone OS 4, scheduled for release this summer, will feature multitasking... it's being announced as I write. http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/08/live
101 racko : Wow, impressive. Just had a look at the "new" features: Just lots of catching up to the competition, except for Ads. And I'm not really sure it's rea
102 N328KF : After carrying around an Android phone that had "real" multitasking, let me say this: I hope you invest in several batteries.
103 racko : I usually carry one extra battery with me, just in case. With the battery life of modern smartphones I'll happily invest the 20 bucks to give me the
104 Klaus : That is your own decision in any case. Check it out yourself, see if what it has to offer (and how it's doing it) appeals to you. But learning how to
105 Rara : Is there any feature that hasn't already been supported for a while by my Android phone?
106 Post contains links racko : Let's see, the "tent poles": Multitasking: More or less 1 to 1 copy of the android system, except with less freedom. Wallpapers: Just about every oth
107 Post contains images cpd : You forgot to mention iAds. The dreaded threat of advertising has now reached the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. They can take their iPhone OS 4.0 along wit
108 Post contains images ManuCH : I don't know the Android feature list. But that's not the point: when all this will be implemented, this summer, nobody will be able to say "the iPho
109 Post contains links and images MoltenRock : Number of iPads sold to date: http://labs.chitika.com/ipad/ Best Buy Sells Out Of Apple iPad Inventory
110 N328KF : That's my point. I'm trying to counter the suggestion that multitasking on some of the other OSes is better. I've used the other OSes at the same tim
111 Post contains images Revelation : It'll be interesting to see how many end up on Ebay in a few weeks. There's a sh*load of processes that really could be event driven, but choose to p
112 N328KF : The Apple Stores still have inventory, for the time being. I should know -- I picked one up yesterday. However, I suspect the factories are building
113 Zentraedi : Mine arrived yesterday from the States. It's great and fulfills the exact needs I wanted it to. Also, took around with me about town; people were frea
114 Post contains images Revelation : One of my co-workers just had a new baby. I replied to his announcement e-mail by saying, "so what, Mark just got a new iPad!". And this week Letterma
115 Aesma : The iPad will sell fine in the US. We'll see for the rest of the world, but I will not be surprised if it sells fine too. Personally, I don't have any
116 Klaus : The tempered glass on the iPhone / iPod Touch is very durable and scratch-resistant. Short of stepping on it you should find it quite sturdy.
117 waterpolodan : And that is why so many people are buying them in their first week or two of availability. Funny what a marketing juggernaut Apple has become.
118 Aesma : They should be careful, soon it will be cool to NOT own anything Apple.
119 Ken777 : I actually played with one at Best Buy for a few minutes and was pretty impressed. I'll still wait for an iChat camera before seriously considering on
120 Post contains images Revelation : It certainly could go that way. I'm glad that Apple is delivering a product a lot of people want to buy. And helping the US trade deficit in the barg
121 Post contains links JeffSFO : No, and here's why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNymzQoj_34
122 Post contains images Klaus : That rant is a bit silly. Of course the iPad is not a TV, it is not a laptop and it is not a phone. The whole point of the iPad is that it's none of
123 JeffSFO : You may think it's silly but the video raises a good point: the iPad is lacking in a lot of features we take for granted with other devices and payin
124 Post contains images Klaus : Not really checking out what the iPad does do well is what I think is shortsighted. Any device will by its nature lack certain features of other clas
125 PacNWjet : This is a questionable analogy. No one here has said they have no need for a tablet computer. What some people have said is that they don't see a nee
126 Klaus : Not really. The iPad is the first tablet computer to sell any larger numbers and pretty much the only one with any kind of broader public awareness.
127 PacNWjet : It's still a bad analogy. It's like saying that someone who didn't buy a Beta Max somehow saw no need for a video cassette recorder. The Beta Max was
128 Aesma : Actually I did say I didn't need something without a keyboard. But a tablet computer (well, a tablet PC) with a keyboard is fine, they're just too exp
129 Aaron747 : This product will likely revolutionize several things about the way media is delivered over the next couple of years. That said - why would anybody bu
130 Klaus : There is no indication whatsoever for that being the case. The argument that the iPad does not do absolutely all the things all the other devices do
131 Klaus : By far most bugs are in software / firmware nowadays. And as long as that is updateable and is actually updated as well, that is not really an issue
132 theredbaron : Got mine today in fact I am typing on it to post this. So far i like my oversize iPod.... Got The 32gb .... Bye.. ...off to load it with staff..
133 Post contains images JeffSFO : Gosh, I didn't know that the world of consumer product innovation was so fraught with doubters. Do you have any sources for these claims? If so I'd l
134 TheCol : What's with all the hostility? It's just a friggin computer. What happened to the days when people bought stuff that best worked for them, when they a
135 Klaus : It has always been – reading historical editorials about technology can be downright hilarious at times.
136 Post contains links Elite : The iPad is not so much about what you can do — browse, do e-mail, play games, read e-books and more — but how you can do it. That's where Apple i
137 MoltenRock : You gotta love this naysayer contingent don't you? It's like arguing an abacus can do everything a calculator can for a lot less, or those trunk moun
138 Post contains images Klaus : Douglas Adams said it best in his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Douglas Adams was an avid Mac user for a reason, and the iPad is pretty much the
139 theredbaron : I used till 2 am ....wow, it sound really great, I saw Satrianni concert in SF and it was very good, its fast and I loaded 3400 photos and it behaved
140 Aesma : The video with all those "appleholics" is downright scary.
141 Post contains images Klaus : Okay... but how would you hold it without accidentally activating the touchscreen otherwise?
142 theredbaron : I agree. klaus but I bought the Belkin urethane protector and it keeps my fingers from touching the borders, maybe having a thinner frame like .8mm wo
143 Post contains images Marcus : I think I'll buy a WePad instead.....
144 Post contains images Klaus : You'll never have that one to yourself...! But seriously: Definitely insist on actually trying out either device before making your decision. In the
145 Post contains images kevinl1011 : But....is it as absorbant as the leading brand?
146 stealthz : So you consider the Proton pretty??
147 racko : I have my doubts you'll ever be able to actually buy that thing. The whole company looks very fishy to me.
148 Post contains images Revelation : If the WePad is good, the WeeWeePad must be even better!
149 ManuCH : OK, I'm officially depressed now: Apple is postponing the european iPad launch by 1 month to the end of May. Pre-orders will be taken starting from Ma
150 racko : Ahh, the artificial shortage. That's a first for Apple....not.
151 Klaus : Yeah. Right. "Artificial." That must be it, after half a million iPads sold through the first weekend of it being available in the US only. And you a
152 racko : For god's sake Klaus, do you honestly think a 200 billion dollar company is caught off-guard with the demand of a product they themselves call "magica
153 Klaus : Sorry, but you dont seem to have the faintest clue about what a major market introduction of a complex technological device involves and what the leg
154 racko : You honestly think they couldn't get a few million items to the market in the first month if they wanted to? Who are we talking about, some start up
155 Klaus : Assembling several millions of a rather complex device from highly specialized components is an entirely different matter from baking pretzels, if I
156 Revelation : Sure, I believe it. There are dozens of bleeding-edge components in the iPad and almost none of them come from Apple itself. Each vendor has a finite
157 Aesma : I don't think so. Especially not because of touch screens. Maybe if voice recognition was better. But still, when you need to write more than a few c
158 racko : Thank you very much. And yes, I'm sure Apple will have plenty of devices ready shortly, as soon as the thought of the iPad being the device you absol
159 Klaus : You're funny. I'm pretty sure neither Jobs nor any of Apple's other functionaries has a burning desire to land in jail or getting fined to high heave
160 racko : Jesus Christ, stop the jail nonsense. Apple is free to produce as much or as little as they want. Otherwise every company's CEO who has ever produced
161 Klaus : You're alleging active deception on the part of Apple's leadership. And that is not a small thing for a public corporation.
162 racko : "Active deception" would be if they were sitting on huge secret stockpiles and wouldn't tell anybody about it. I never claimed that. If you wouldn't h
163 Klaus : Have you ever cared to notice that your preconceptions are not actually realistic?
164 mirrodie : I have a macbook. We were at an Apple store this weekend and I really don;t see the big deal about it. I dont have an iPhone and can't see myself buy
165 AKiss20 : The lack of tactile feedback when typing may be an issue for her. Ive used an iPad for a bit and I found that typing was a bit odd as you were torn b
166 Marcus : What do you mean?.....I dind't get it; the company is an unknown that came out of nowhere, is that what you are reffering to?
167 Post contains links cpd : It is now possible to print from iPad: http://www.pcworld.com/article/19434...he_apple_ipad_printing_secret.html Really easy to do - and no nasty hack
168 Post contains images Klaus : I-Pad vs. we-Pad...
169 Post contains images EA CO AS : Classic!
170 theredbaron : I sold My Ipad today... WHY? Well first I made 250 bucks because people seem desperate to have it....so Who Am I to disrupt Steve Jobs Reality distort
171 Zentraedi : I could and probably should do the same here as it has turned quite a few heads around here (Nagoya, Japan). Even the Apple Store employees were exci
172 Klaus : Actually, the TomTom car kit for the iPhone does include an additional GPS receiver which can be used by the GPS-less first-generation iPhone but it'
173 Post contains links and images Revelation : Yes, and from the same source: And some new Apple-based attire: And a much more interesting subject:Apple vs. Google?
174 Post contains images Ken777 : People who buy them to turn them for a profit might already have some there. Just like the grey market where people are making a tidy profit taking o
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