The haters....my 2¢
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I think this looks promising.
Patient? Are you kidding. There are products out or coming out that are cheaper and have a ton more features.
I think this looks promising.
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HDMI, Multitasking, usb, replaceable battery, wifi, eg, and a few other trinkets. Depending on price this seems like the way to go. It's what everyone wanted the ipad to be.
01-29-2010 04:29 AM
The iPad will be worth it once the price comes down a little.
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Nope, it sure isn't a MacBook.
Originally Posted by LMControl
How hard is flash to do? I mean, who in their right mind would say "here's a computer to surf the net, but it can't do flash." Which, btw, is what most of the awesome part of the web is. That and content.
It’s an Internet connected, multi-media device that is focused on entertainment in multiple formats. Those who want Flash and multitasking etc… already have this in other avenues, such as the MacBook Air, Macbooks, etc… These petty complaints betray the motivations of those who seek to find only the bad in Apple’s new toy.
Too many people in the world to keep anything a secret, and yeah, people complain too much, especially about people complaining. Oh look I just did it...see? Point proven.
It’s also plainly apparent that there was a lot of built up hype over this thing that nothing Apple could have put out yesterday would have satisfied the masses. I really believe Apple needs to tighten up the leaks or stop having these events. They are creating unobtainable expectations which quickly turns into animosity when those who think they know better don’t get what they want.
Totally agreed. It's a beautiful piece of engineering marvels wrapped up in an ecofriendly hippie package. It's my kind of system. However, as an engineer myself, I would never run such a crummy OS on such a powerful device. They need to get their game together on this one, it will make or break them.
Seriously…. how many companies in America, let alone the world, take such grief over innovating and bringing new product to the marketplace? Step back from this and realize this is not life and death… just a piece of electronics. Simply amazing….
The only reason they chose this type of experience is because it was popular with the iPhone. The silly part is, even though the platform makes tons of money for many many people, it cannot multitask which really removes the entire experience of "always connected" when you have to close an app just to open another. Always connected doesn't just mean catching a signal and holding it. People don't want quick messages or to get on facebook real quick, they want to chat with their families on the go (video is what my family does, and the iPad doesn't), instant message, cooperate on projects without having to bring their entire life with them (it would be a shame if that expensive MacBook Pro just slipped out, dropped, and broke with all your stuff on it, lost forever). The iPad takes care of the bad part mobile computing, but lacks in so many other fields.
In the end, I’m convinced this will be a tremendous success, despite all those who want so much to see it and Apple fail.
Apple seems to care more about their dealings with other companies than their own customers at this point.
I do not hate, I only see. That's what eyes are for...and guess who doesn't have an eye? The iPad. (yes I'm put off because of it's lack of a camera)
However, they will probably release a second gen iPad with a camera (or may wait till the third gen if they think they can get away with suspense like this again...if they don't have it in the third gen, that's when people lose their faith and start tapping their foot while staring them down).
When they do finally release a camera version, everyone will ask why they just didn't have a camera to begin with, and the answer is because it sells more devices because "now that it comes with a camera I can upgrade to what I wanted!" *pats macnatics on the head like puppy dogs*
I can't wait to see what the actual build cost is for the iPad. I would guess mid-$200's.
Originally Posted by Fretboard
I was very disappointed when I found out the iPad will not be released with a front facing camera. I can see how having iChat on the tablet would be just a killer feature.
However, when I think about it.. I have a webcam on my iMac and MacBook Pro that I rarely use.
So a cool feature for sure, but not really required for what I intend to use the tablet for.
People, we need to get past this whole Flash obsession. It is bloatware forged in the early days of pre-Internet bubble hysteria.
Originally Posted by roracle
HTML5 is the future, one devoid of plugin based, software add-ons (Flash, MS Silverlight, etc..) that requires downloads, updates, version incompatibilities and like.
Apple knows that including Flash will not only kill the battery life of mobile devices, but further entrench users into a closed system that depends on constant updates to maintain basic capabilities.
Not to mention, millions and millions of iPhone users around the world get along without it just fine, everyday. The lack of flash obviously hasn't hampered sales.
Apple is smart to not saddle their new technology with bloated, outdated, legacy software that has no future.
Originally Posted by LMControl
However, let's remember that old bloated technologies are still in use all over the place (Windows...IE...etc.) yet are still a major focus of the internet market. Thanks to IE6, the internet has been kind of standing still in terms of page compatibility because of this ancient beast.
Though it would kill battery life, it's still there. Much like how political parties have to deal with each other, so too should Apple just deal with Flash. That is, until it dies out. Until then, it's way too big.
Do not be mislead by the misuse of your webcams. It would be far more efficient if webcam chatting was more centralized and less fractured for sure, but also, cam chat on-the-go is far more logical than camming in your boxers on your computer.
Originally Posted by iDan
It isn't that video chatting never caught on, it's that developers never caught on to video chatting. It hasn't been a focus because of it's bandwidth requirements, but with the 4G WiMax initiative it will be more feasible and more accessible. A simple, easy to use, OPEN SOURCE video chat software would be the best bet for the general population.
"Everything does the same thing, this just does it easier and better. "
Really, put down the apple fan boy sauce and get serious about what you just said. I am not a hater. I am a stock holder and I am frustrated when I see releases of crap like this product with a feminine hygeine product name come to the market that does nothing to change the way we work and play. Frankly, I would still be lugging around my laptop bag to carry this thing around. The amount of storage is shameful, the lack of flash support terrible. The price when you count all of the bells and whistles and subscription service for your wifi and GPS is just way too much for my budget.
Do people realize that they are now paying for their internet connection 3 times over when you count your iPhone, your home network and your new iPad? I have been looking for ways to chuck things that are redundant. This would only make my pile of junk higher.
Honestly, Apple needs to think more creatively than this.
If all it is supposed to be is a glorified book reader then it is WAAAAAAY overpriced and misrepresented to the public.
Originally Posted by nikki
It falls very far short of being a useful device to carry around all the time in my view. I would much rather have an updated netbook of some sort than this piece of jewelry.
Steve lied. Without Flash you can not access "all the internet".
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