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« on: 27 Jan 2010, 11:46 »

No, not the spoof Apple female sanitary product.

Finally revealed at a special press conference by St Stephen of Cupertino himself. Basically looks like a giant iPhone.

So which of you will be rushing down to your nearest Apple Store to swap Presidents for one?
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #1 on: 27 Jan 2010, 11:49 »

Not it!
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« Reply #2 on: 27 Jan 2010, 12:19 »

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Re: iPad!
« Reply #3 on: 27 Jan 2010, 13:07 »

iPad?  I'm still bewildered by the name.  I remember a couple sites referring to it as the iSlate.  I would buy an iSlate, I totally, totally would.  an iPad?  What an incredibly useless and stupid name.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jan 2010, 13:32 »

How long has it been since they announced this thing?  The internet is a scary, disgusting place sometimes.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #5 on: 27 Jan 2010, 13:34 »

So which of you will be rushing down to your nearest Apple Store to swap Presidents for one?

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Re: iPad!
« Reply #6 on: 27 Jan 2010, 14:08 »

It does look like a bad photoshop job.

iPad?  I'm still bewildered by the name.  I remember a couple sites referring to it as the iSlate.  I would buy an iSlate, I totally, totally would.  an iPad?  What an incredibly useless and stupid name.

I concur.

Ultimately, other than the small market of people who need lots of information at their fingertips and carry around clipboards (doctors, stock traders) I don't really see why you would want this when it's too big to carry around in your pocket and not computer enough to get any work done on, but it's just been released so we'll see how it plays out.

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« Reply #7 on: 27 Jan 2010, 14:10 »

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Re: iPad!
« Reply #8 on: 27 Jan 2010, 14:24 »

Looks like they weren't kidding when my Apple-worshipping classmate said they wanted to blur the line between computer and handheld. Well, I'd say: mission accomplished, but... why do we need it?
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #9 on: 27 Jan 2010, 15:02 »

Yeah, if the MS Courier actually sees commercial release, Microsoft has finally trumped Apple in design and utility.

The iPad just looks absurd.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #10 on: 27 Jan 2010, 15:08 »

Truthfully, I'm interested in this, mostly because of the data plans not requiring contracts.  I do think it would be convenient to have, seeing as it can work with Google Maps (can the iPod Touch do that? I can't recall...), and is a bit stronger.  If it drives the price of the iPod Touches down, I'll probably just get one of those instead.

Although that MS tablet actually looks pretty nifty.
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« Reply #11 on: 27 Jan 2010, 15:10 »

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Re: iPad!
« Reply #12 on: 27 Jan 2010, 15:55 »

iPad?  I'm still bewildered by the name.  I remember a couple sites referring to it as the iSlate.  I would buy an iSlate, I totally, totally would.  an iPad?  What an incredibly useless and stupid name.
The best part is that Apple is going to court with some other big tech company over the rights to the name. Apparently an iPad already exists.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #13 on: 27 Jan 2010, 16:33 »



I already have the beta version.  :-D

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« Reply #14 on: 27 Jan 2010, 16:43 »

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Re: iPad!
« Reply #15 on: 27 Jan 2010, 17:37 »

Yeah, I just don't get it. It doesn't seem very convenient except to people who carry around things like clipboards and similar things. I just don't see this as something the average consumers wants/needs. It just seems way too bulky for something that the average person would want to carry.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #16 on: 27 Jan 2010, 17:59 »

Y'know, seeing that MS Courier makes me realize this form factor is perfect for businesspeople to carry in their briefcase. It doesn't look like Apple is really pushing that angle, but I could see this being useful for meetings, both in presenting work and for attendees taking notes. It's looking like once again MS is shooting more for business applications while Apple is positioning their hardware as a media device (that's pretty much what people expect of them, so defying those expectations would probably be unwise.)
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #17 on: 27 Jan 2010, 18:06 »

The one thing I didn't get about that Microsoft thingummy video was the bit where she took a photo with it. I'm sure it's nice that the thing takes photos but I can't possibly imagine how tryng to take a photo with something that size and shape wouldn't be incredibly awkward.
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« Reply #18 on: 27 Jan 2010, 18:32 »

It looked like it was more of an alternative to scanning, rather than using it as you would normally use a camera.
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« Reply #19 on: 27 Jan 2010, 21:27 »

Back to the iPad, I have read about every review and opinion piece I can get my hands on for work. I would probably not buy one of these, though it does sound pretty fun. I don't think I'm really the target market though.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #20 on: 28 Jan 2010, 00:38 »

oh i found a picture of what this thing's good for
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #22 on: 28 Jan 2010, 03:01 »

Alright, I've been looking at this thing more and more and unlike and iPod and an iPhone I simply do not see the point of this.  The fact that all the gaming websites are going crazy over this (seriously Kotaku, wtf?) is weird.  Props to whoever put the link up to Microsoft one, that thing is something I could throw money down on.  Easily. 
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« Reply #23 on: 28 Jan 2010, 03:24 »

oh i found a picture of what this thing's good for

See it's actually a really bad portable. It fails on control system (if the ds has taught us anything it's that touch is not always better than conventional inputs) and most important it fails on being portable. That thing is huge.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #24 on: 28 Jan 2010, 06:14 »

Also it's rectangular so I bet it fails on being a frisbee.
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« Reply #25 on: 28 Jan 2010, 06:26 »

It also only allows you to run one task at a time.

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Re: iPad!
« Reply #26 on: 28 Jan 2010, 07:59 »

What I'm wondering is: Will it blend?
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« Reply #27 on: 28 Jan 2010, 09:55 »

See it's actually a really bad portable.

just like the ipad itself, that post was definitely a joke
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #28 on: 28 Jan 2010, 12:01 »

  I'm wondering how it is possible that Apple has completely missed their target.

  Didn't pick some random Apple employee and ask them, "Why WOULDN'T you buy this device?"

 
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« Reply #29 on: 28 Jan 2010, 12:11 »

So, it's lamer version of the Surface?
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« Reply #30 on: 28 Jan 2010, 12:16 »

I have to agree with Jhocking, it really loses a lot in the embiggening process. If someone had told me that picture Tommy posted was just some shopped joke, I would have believed them because it just seems silly blown up that big.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #31 on: 28 Jan 2010, 12:31 »

I think what people are forgetting is that this is meant to be a replacement for netbooks who are geared for people who use a computer to browse the internet, maybe listen to music, and that's it.

The iPad does that perfectly. It's what casual computer users would use. People who don't want to perform CPU intensive tasks, etc. I don't think people who frequent this forum are necessarily target users. 

The fact that it doesn't have flash is a good thing in my opinion. Apple is driving websites to start using HTML 5 and CSS which support imbedded video.
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« Reply #32 on: 28 Jan 2010, 14:47 »

See, my problem with using this as a netbook replacement is the keyboard. I have an iPhone and I love the keyboard for it, but I guess I really can't see it scaling up well and being suitable for typing up documents/taking notes in class or meetings/etc.
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« Reply #33 on: 28 Jan 2010, 16:27 »

Weird you say that because the best touchscreen keyboard is easily Swype which is only available for Windows Mobile and, soon, Android.

My dad hacked it onto his Droid and it is the bee's fucking knees.
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« Reply #34 on: 28 Jan 2010, 18:03 »

I loved that bejeweled pic. On long rainy days that game is like crack to me.
People are saying it's huge, but that's really only if you compare it t the iPhone or the touch. In that regard, yeah it's massive. But taking it for what it is, it seems to be on par with other tablets. Now I don't really use tablets that much but I could see this thing coming in handy, mainly for some businesslike applications. Like if I was canvasing for any reason, this thing would be a dream. I'm not usually a fan of touch keyboards, but I'll admit I LIKE the iPhone keyboard. And I can see it being even easier to use on this monster.
Overall I think it's a pretty cool device, I'll have to hit an Apple Store to try it out, but I don't see a need to own one right now.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #35 on: 28 Jan 2010, 18:15 »

Last night I realized one flaw with using this thing for media browsing. As I often do, in bed I had my laptop open to Hulu to watch the Daily Show. That's when it dawned on me, to watch anything on the iPad you have to hold it up. You can't just flip the screen up and sit it on your lap, you have to hold it. That would be annoying (although not a huge deal, it would be like reading a newspaper.)

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« Reply #36 on: 28 Jan 2010, 19:57 »

See, my problem with using this as a netbook replacement is the keyboard. I have an iPhone and I love the keyboard for it, but I guess I really can't see it scaling up well and being suitable for typing up documents/taking notes in class or meetings/etc.

dont you know reed you can buy a keyboard attachment!
you see!?!?!

so portable

also i watched the video for this thing last night and it seems like the target audience is every single human being on the planet
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #37 on: 28 Jan 2010, 20:06 »

See, my problem with using this as a netbook replacement is the keyboard. I have an iPhone and I love the keyboard for it, but I guess I really can't see it scaling up well and being suitable for typing up documents/taking notes in class or meetings/etc.

dont you know reed you can buy a keyboard attachment!
you see!?!?!

so portable

also i watched the video for this thing last night and it seems like the target audience is every single human being on the planet
link is broken, so I do NOT see :(
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« Reply #38 on: 28 Jan 2010, 20:22 »

fix'd

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Re: iPad!
« Reply #39 on: 29 Jan 2010, 03:07 »

I was waiting for this, I really wanted to like it.  I was disappointed.  I still think it is a decent piece of kit for particular purposes.  For example, in addition to the various personal apps of it, so long as it supports bluetooth mice or plugging a usb mouse into the keyboard dock it could work as a fancy reception pc or even a cheap replacement for a Wyse/Citrix terminal by using RDP or a specially-made ICA or VMware View client app.

The most interesting/exciting thing about this for my mind is that Apple has put an ARM Cortex A9 and probably some kind of PowerVR graphics chipset together into an SoC and they are making it themselves.  This means they have a 1ghz Cortex A9 + next-gen PowerVR chip they can make in-house (ie: cheaper than getting someone else to make for them) that they can potentially use in the 4th-gen iPhone (and also sell to external parties if they want).  Recently there was a demo of a Cortex A9 running at 500mhz mostly keeping pace with a 1.6ghz Atom, so a 1ghz A9 should be quite impressive.  Paired with the next-gen PowerVR gfx chip it would probably be more powerful than most of the Atom netbooks kicking around at the moment.
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Re: iPad!
« Reply #40 on: 29 Jan 2010, 07:40 »

Well, here it is.



Let's just admit it and get it over with. It's a big iPod Touch. I mean, literally.

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« Reply #41 on: 29 Jan 2010, 09:01 »

I prefer this one :



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Re: iPad!
« Reply #42 on: 29 Jan 2010, 12:27 »

The memes... The don't take long to get there anymore do they?

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« Reply #43 on: 29 Jan 2010, 12:49 »

Hitler does raise a good point though. This is 2010. I expect to be able to play bloons.
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« Reply #44 on: 29 Jan 2010, 13:11 »

I'm just curious why they thought that multitasking was apparently impossible in the year 2010. Also I'm wondering why HD Space is $100 for 16gigs.
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« Reply #45 on: 29 Jan 2010, 13:30 »

Wait, and no Flash support?

What exactly are they doing with this device again?

I also find the idea that it is a replacement for an e-reader ridiculous. It seems like the only peopel who could seriously make that argument are folks who have never used an e-reader because goddamn is an e-reader useful for reading sessions.
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« Reply #46 on: 29 Jan 2010, 13:50 »

When I first heard about this thing, I was like "ooh maybe this will be a sleek, sexy e-reader replacements that I could actually afford."

Oh, how wrong and naive I was.
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« Reply #47 on: 29 Jan 2010, 13:52 »

I have yet to see a single good reason to get this device.  I've heard some sources calling it a netbook killer....and yet no flash support and no multitasking?  Seriously?  A replacement for the E-Reader? You have to do better than that.  Can someone tell me what separates this thing from being a big iPod touch without telling me how the specs/hardware has changed?
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« Reply #48 on: 29 Jan 2010, 18:01 »

A quick list of things I would like the iPad to have: multitasking, flash support, direct usb in/out, direct to hdd storage that is shared across apps & accessible if you dock it with a computer, an elegantly-executed photo-frame style pop-out stand so you didn't necessarily require a dock or their fucking ugly bag/stand contraption to stand it upright, a user-facing webcam so you could videochat with it, the ability to make phonecalls with the 3g version (especially with a bluetooth earpiece)

In fact, most of those are not "would like", more like "expected".  Flash was always going to be left out because the iPod, iPhone and now iPad are all content-delivery systems first and a consumer device second.  Flash takes control out of Apple's hands, so it's never going to get into any of their devices without extreme restrictions.  Everything else though? Come the fuck on.
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« Reply #49 on: 29 Jan 2010, 23:14 »

I think Lenovo actually pays attention to the Internet, because they're working on what the iPad should have been: a convertible netbook tablet with multitouch. It's only $50 more than the 32 gig, 3G-less iPad too. (Reportedly there's a $550 model with the same screen and form factpr, but the slower 1.66 ghz Pine Trail Atom and a 160 gig HD.)

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/29/lenovo-ideapad-s10-3t-multitouch-tablet-up-for-order-with-atom-n/

It's Pine Trail based too, so it has the GMA 3150 built in. Not as good as the Nvidia Ion (GeForce 9400m), but better than the GMA 950 and 500 the Atom has usually been paired up with. (Much more efficient, less heat output, longer battery life, better video performance...)
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