Last edited by DaveSt; 03-03-2011 at 06:44 AM.
It's just..so sad....Originally Posted by Thphilli
Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
Hmm, rather harsh statement...... If the iPad 2 didn't have exclusive capability and apps what would the point be in even releasing it?
If every new iteration of laptop, computer or other tech gadget had to bring new capabilities and apps, we wouldn't see new technology released nearly so often.
I dont have a computer anymore (got rid of my netbook when I realised the ipad could actually do everything I wanted). When I was a PC owner, however, I used to pay a lot of money upgrading CPU, motherboard, disk capacity, graphics card, monitor etc etc
None of these upgrades gave me 'new' capabilities or applications, but I still spent the money to get a better user experience.
Once in a while Apple throws you a curve and asks that you plug into iTunes when you purchase something of value. Hope that you at least have some access point with trustworthy friends...
I too find that machine lust was a big factor in paying for the latest technology. I've been at it since the first Mac when it was that you spent a lot of time waiting for the computers to do their thing. It's been the opposite for quite some time now, it's always waiting for me...
Not white, not black just passionate shades of grey...
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but reguardless every new iteration brings something new to the table, even if its simply a higher clockrate for faster computing.
this further increases the capabilties of the machine. just because YOU don't take advantage of it doesn't mean its not there. to pull it from your own post, everytime you upgraded your desktop with a new cpu, gpu, or memory you said it didn't have any new capabilities....to put it bluntly your wrong.
when you did those upgrades you became capable of doing things you couldn't do before. you could run games at higher graphical settings, or run games you couldn't even run before. you could encode video faster, with the advent of gpu based processing video encoding takes a fraction of the time it did before. maybe you had no use for these features and didn't use them, but that doesn't mean that they weren't there.
ya fancy hardware won't help your desktop experience past a certain point.(moving window to window, word processing, internet browsing)
but it most definently brings something new to the table.
If you try to purchase the new iMovie on an iPad 1 you get an error message saying, "iMovie is not compatible with this iPad" and it wont download. You can make a hack and get the app on the original iPad but it won't run worth a darn due to the lack of graphics excelleration, twice the ram, and dual core CPU in the iPad 2.
And this is only week 2. More and more sophisticated apps will be released that only run on the new iPad. We can call it progress, or planned obsolescence, but it's the reality of computing devices.
GarageBand is a perfect example. I ran it on my iPad 1 and it was fine until I actually created a song with 8 tracks full of smart instruments. The app became almost unusable even after closing down all other apps and performing a hard restart. Most any editing operation, even just muting a track required the app to "optimize" the track which forces you to sit and wait while the play head slowly sweeps across your entire project. This made the app slow and frustrating.
On my ipad2 switching from instruments to the mixer is faster, and I never have to wait while the app continuously optimizes on fullsize projects. Everything is instant and seemless. (it does still occasionally save the project, but thats very quick) I'm sure the old iPad has to render the midi tracks to audio to make up for lack of ram, CPU power, and graphics excelleration, they just like to call it "optimizing."
It's a simple matter. If a future app needs a dual core processor, more ram, and 7 to 9 times the graphic acceleration the iPad 1 is just not going to cut it. Hardware does make a big difference.