The iPad is selling like ice in the desert

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by 4phun, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. 4phun

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    I said it before this is only the beginning of a whole new market. Not a laptop with win 7 or snow leopard not a cut down net computer with xp or basic win 7
    It is a device the masses will buy because it is easy to use and so cool to use mark my words the ipad is a winner for Apple



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    I totally agree......we can be proud to be part of that development.
    In 20 years people will remember the year 2010 as the year, where Apple revolutionized the computer industry......



    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8]......wait, what did Apple do 1984 ?[/ame]​
     
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    I agree. The best I've done so far is not listening to my friends about not getting the iPad. They are really missing out this technology. I love this thing and it is easier to use and a lot quicker to do just basic stuff.
     
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    The iPad is what the public wants. Not what the techies thinks the public wants.
     
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    I would add that pirates don't like it either because the iPad is restraining to the easiness of their doings.
     
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    I spent the first fifty years of my life without a mobile phone. I spent the first forty-five years of my life without personal access to the internet. Before this iPad purchase, the most significant technological breakthrough in my life has been the universal application of remote control to every TV in my house. It's exciting to see new technology brought to consumer use.....but in ten years (maybe less) this iPad, to those in grade school now, will be quaint.
     
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    I bet it isn't. It'll be a niche product. Just like the iPhone (c.2.6% of total mobile phone sales in 2009)

    Those Chitika Labs numbers are total nonsense.

    I'd love for tablets to take off. My business would benefit enormously, but I don't think they will. They just have too many physical limitations for the average punter.

    Many of the new features found in iPhones and iPads had to be added in order to make up for their physical limitations. Stuff like touchscreens, internal gyros, a simplified OS make up for the limitations of the form factor.

    I suspect the spread of the tablet will be stymied by the appearance of devices that will have all of these goodies included within a package that doesn't have the physical limitations of a tablet.

    Something with the dimensions/weight of an iPad, but with a keyboard/screen protector attached that swivels to allow the device to be used in tablet or 'laptop' mode. The guts will be below the keyboard putting the weight at the bottom so the machine will sit up. The screen will be backed with carbon to create a stiff yet wafer-thin unit. It'll have 10+ hours battery life and enough processing power to allow you to choose between running a mobile phone type OS or a full desktop OS.

    The next MacBook Air (hopefully)
     
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    Ummm, touch screens and accelerometers and the OS are not meant to counterbalance flaws in the design!! They are meant to enhance the user experience. That's like saying a mouse is just a fad meant to enhance the user experience due to limitations in a keyboard. Touch screen is the new mouse and in 10 years will be the standard.

    As for swiveltops they have been around for years and have never really done too well...the keyboard is no longer needed for casual use. Remember...iPad is a netbook replacement...not desktop.
     
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    I have done quite a bit of editing to keep it compact, but this is where I think the iPad is going to shine. I rely on my desktop to complete a lot of work, but that is only a part of what I use a computer for. I rarely use my radio or CD player at home, my computer or iPod does what I want. I watch movies and TV on my computers as much as on my 42" HDTV. Mainly because I find better shows on HULU classics. With internet and books on computers, there is little media that is not available on the iPad. Yes a movie is going to be nicer on the 42", music better through my surround sound, and a book is always a good feel in my hands. But I can do all these things from one device that is easy to use, and easy to take with me anywhere. If I am lounging under a tree, I can read a book. If I decide to check my e-mail or look up the price of anything, or take a nap listening to my favorite music, I do not have to get up to do so. The possibilities are endless and traveling just became more bearable.
     

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