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Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Guild McCommunist, Jun 1, 2010.
*insert iPad is stupid post here*
*insert flippant comment about Apple hipsters buying near useless products*
Good on them! The iPad is a really nice piece of tech, even if I can't see the point in it myself. I'm fine with my actual PC or a laptop.
I'd be willing to bet that the ONLY reason it's sold that much is techy schools buying them for students. Because it really is just an overpriced iPhone. There's nothing really different about it, and STILL doesn't have flash. I tried one. Unimpressed.
Why though it's pointless. How to make your own iPad
Buy ipod touch.
Step 2: Buy Magnifying glass
Step 3: Hold magnifying glass suspended above ipod touch screen.
5 times the price for nothing.
I tried one, it's only good for virtual board games, web experience is ok, but I'd prefer a laptop (with flash ).
After seeing the iPed, I wanna get one of those whenever it's available.
Cool piece of tech if it was cheaper maybe i would buy it but to expensive for what it is and you might as well get an iphone or ipod touch they both do the same things as the ipad and are more compact. Although if you use it in the street you are gunna look pretty cool. Its just another way apple are trying to scam people and get there money
Actually I'm willing to bet the availability being much greater is actually the bigger attribute here.
It was hard as hell getting an iphone that first time, not to mention you're allowed to buy more than one now.
Who wants a iPad when you can have a iPed?
The iPad looks like it would be a nice movie watching device on the go, especially with the long battery life, but the lack of support for more video formats kind of ruins that. It would also be a nice web browsing device in the couch or whatever, but no flash kind of ruins that too. No flash isn't a HUGE issue, but as soon as you want to actually use flash you have to get on a PC... I like browsing Newgrounds and such, so for me it would be an issue.
Other than that, the iPad does what it advertises pretty well, although I don't understand how they can advertise the price as low. It might be low by Apple's standards, but I almost laughed out loud when I saw that they were advertising a low price. The price isn't too horrible in US (well, it might be to people who live in US but to europeans it seems decent), it's by no means cheap, but in Europe it's pretty expensive. Just don't expect a whole lot more than what is advertised, apps can be nice but everything is so locked down that a lot of the time, 3rd party apps will annoy you with all their limitations more than anything else.
However, the iPad has some serious graphical capabilities for a portable device (portable-ish, anyway), but no hardware buttons limit what kind of games are suitable for it.
The people who dislike the iPad probably do so because they either aren't happy with it's capabilities, and think it's use is too limited for the price (people like me), or simply aren't interested in tablets at all. I would be more interested in the iPad if it wasn't so locked down, and had support for more video formats.
...Phew, that was a long post. Well, it was a lot of thoughts anyway.
I might be interested in the Eee Pad with Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Windows 7 CE), at least it won't be as locked down.
I seriously see nothing good in the iPad. With those $500 i rather buy an iPod touch and a netbook that actually has FLASH!!!
I saw a woman with one on her lap while driving 4 days ago when I was working >_
it feels good to own apple stock.
iPad really is just a bigger version of iPod Touch
I'd be nice if Apple could create a device without all the built in limitations. An SD slot, multitasking, and playing xvid would help.
Why bother, when competitors already do it and charge less for them? Apple has a pretty good market with all the people dumb enough to buy their hardware based on image alone; they're simply milking it for all its worth. You've got to at least give them credit for that... while most companies want to make a profit, not many have the balls to go about it quite so hypocritically and blantantly as Apple.