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The Tablet Computing Thread
« on: January 26, 2010, 12:49:05 PM »
what times this apple event at then, probably 6pm UK time?, they're usually 10am starts in Cupertino which is 8 hours behind, correct?

i hope they don't mention the iphone at all ;D
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 07:19:20 PM by Graeme »
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Re: Re: The iPhone
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 01:07:33 PM »
what times this apple event at then, probably 6pm UK time?, they're usually 10am starts in Cupertino which is 8 hours behind, correct?

i hope they don't mention the iphone at all ;D

8 hours is correct.

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Re: Re: The iPhone
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 01:08:28 PM »
i have issues with the tablet they'll announce, wouldn't it cramp your hand
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Re: Re: The iPhone
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 01:14:08 PM »
i have issues with the tablet they'll announce, wouldn't it cramp your hand

I'm hoping that it's built like a tablet of chocolate, and I can break it down into half a dozen or so iPhone shaped pieces for ease of use. :wave

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Re: Re: The iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 01:16:31 PM »
Split this off as we'll need a new topic for the new device. And by doing it now I have the opportunity to out iSmiff as the closet Mac iFanboy he professes to hate. Thanks for starting the new thread fella :wave ;D

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 01:18:34 PM »
Ooo shiny.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 01:24:19 PM »
i'm not a fanboy, i'm just a realist

i have no doubt the device will be stunning, have some fantastic touches and be great

if it's true that it supports iphone apps then that's a lot of apps to start with and a massive advantage over other tablets on the market
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 01:24:52 PM »
Is the event today or tomorrow? Am I losing my mind?
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 01:25:43 PM »
it's tomorrow it appears, i think i might have gotten my days mixed up

SUCH WAS MY EXCITEMENT
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 01:34:08 PM »
it's tomorrow it appears, i think i might have gotten my days mixed up

SUCH WAS MY EXCITEMENT

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2010, 01:35:53 PM »
It's nigh but a myth this iPad®.

Tomorrow Steve Jobs will be revealing that he is actually Jesus and will be pulling iPhone v4s out of his arse to a stunned but slight aroused audience of Wall Street Geeks.

He will also be producing another act of mystical wonder when he turns the moon into a giant Apple logo later tonight.

Millions around the globe will recoil in self pity as our beloved iPhones are no longer the coveted hand devices we all thought they were and bow down to yet another stroke of god like genius from the semi munched golden delicious.

A chorus of a million men will rise into the sky...

"oooooohhhhh... I want one".
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2010, 01:40:47 PM »
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010, 01:47:23 PM »
It's nigh but a myth this iPad®.

Tomorrow Steve Jobs will be revealing that he is actually Jesus and will be pulling iPhone v4s out of his arse to a stunned but slight aroused audience of Wall Street Geeks.

There is a disgusting amount of hype surrounding it.

He will also be producing another act of mystical wonder when he turns the moon into a giant Apple logo later tonight.

Millions around the globe will recoil in self pity as our beloved iPhones are no longer the coveted hand devices we all thought they were and bow down to yet another stroke of god like genius from the semi munched golden delicious.

A chorus of a million men will rise into the sky...

"oooooohhhhh... I want one".

How true. I'll no longer have the coolest gadget around :(

I, for one, will not be buying one, as I can't imagine it being much more than a really large iPhone, and just as locked down. If that is the case, I'd rather have a cheapo netbook.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2010, 01:50:27 PM »
I'll not be getting one but I'll still be impressed by it. Personally I think they're a very impractical device for 90% of people. I like a laptop because, shock, I can rest it on my lap.

This thing you cannot do that, you'd have to hold it with a  hand or pull your knees up to get a good viewing angle or else you'd fuck your neck.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2010, 01:53:33 PM »
I like a laptop because, shock, I can rest it on my lap.

You bought yours as a lap warmer, less fussy than a cat and can still purr once the HDD spins up.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2010, 01:58:00 PM »
if it's too cold i just open a flash site, that baby soon heats up
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2010, 01:58:10 PM »
I'll not be getting one but I'll still be impressed by it. Personally I think they're a very impractical device for 90% of people. I like a laptop because, shock, I can rest it on my lap.

This thing you cannot do that, you'd have to hold it with a  hand or pull your knees up to get a good viewing angle or else you'd fuck your neck.

Good point - I think the problem with all tablets is that they are basically glorified clipboards. If they've really cracked handwriting character recognition I can see it working - but if you have to type with a virtual keyboard with one hand while you hold it you might as well have a laptop.



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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2010, 02:02:07 PM »
even if it had hand writing recognition i'd still prefer a proper keyboard on a laptop

they'd have to do something mental to get me to switch

how long before the first iStand comes out, official from apple and costing just £99
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2010, 02:07:50 PM »
overhyped worthless gadget when will anyone ever need to use this product everyday like a phone/netbook/laptop or PC

people wanted a mac netbook but are instead getting some sort of enlarged iphone
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2010, 02:10:11 PM »
how long before the first iStand comes out, official from apple and costing just £99

I've got an iRack for mine. It's actually a magazine stand from IKEA with an Apple sticker stuck on the side for when I've got the MBP hooked up to the TV (like tonight for the game). Because the DVI and power are on opposite sides, it's an arse to stand it up when using

a flash site

to watch the footy and have the damn thing hooked up without cooking something.

I usually place a clothes maiden over it too to help with the drying.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2010, 02:14:51 PM »
A mac net-book with a hi-def screen, excellent battery life, and a way to make e-books and e-magazines appear sexy, perhaps with some sort of feedback system for the virtual keyboard.

It should have HDMI out and at least 250gb memory built in. Maybe some way for you to mount it, so you don't have to look down at your lap.

I just bought a netbook for £299, so why do I need this...

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2010, 02:16:20 PM »
A wireless keyboard for £99. The one you can get for macs won't work of course...
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2010, 02:22:39 PM »
A mac net-book with a hi-def screen, excellent battery life, and a way to make e-books and e-magazines appear sexy, perhaps with some sort of feedback system for the virtual keyboard.

It should have HDMI out and at least 250gb memory built in. Maybe some way for you to mount it, so you don't have to look down at your lap.

I just bought a netbook for £299, so why do I need this...

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2010, 02:29:41 PM »
I'll not be getting one but I'll still be impressed by it. Personally I think they're a very impractical device for 90% of people. I like a laptop because, shock, I can rest it on my lap.

This thing you cannot do that, you'd have to hold it with a  hand or pull your knees up to get a good viewing angle or else you'd fuck your neck.

Mmhmhmmh. Perhaps it's just me (I like clipboards), but I'm not sure that's a massive problem. I think it'll be more comfortable propping the tablet between one hand and your leg than trying to balance a note/netbook on your lap.

I think it'll be designed very much for one-handed operation with the other to hold it. They might even include some assistive-technology for fast, one-handed text-entry. This'll be tricky to learn, but ultimately faster than a virtual keyboard. Perhaps something like Dasher.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2010, 02:33:01 PM »
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2010, 02:36:14 PM »
This is getting me all worked up over it now. I didn't care yesterday :(

My mate Burl was going to get one on day one, but his backpack got nicked with his MBP in it, so he had to spend the money on one of those instead.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2010, 02:39:00 PM »
i'd say that leaked shot is pretty much what it will look like
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2010, 02:42:05 PM »
A 10" screen as a viewing device and an input device, with no protection

How long till that £500 purchase is fucked then?

Don't give me all that iPhone screens don't scratch lark, coz they do. So there :-)

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2010, 02:55:48 PM »
The hybrid tablet/netbook from Lenovo sounds better.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2010, 03:00:12 PM »
A 10" screen as a viewing device and an input device, with no protection

How long till that £500 purchase is fucked then?

Don't give me all that iPhone screens don't scratch lark, coz they do. So there :-)

they really don't scratch
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2010, 03:04:40 PM »
Mmhmhmmh. Perhaps it's just me (I like clipboards)



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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2010, 03:08:58 PM »
The bloke from Citylink has had one for years.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2010, 03:11:01 PM »
The bloke from Citylink has had one for years.

with the screen in fucking bits and barely registering half the pen strokes you make on it, pretty sweet
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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2010, 03:18:42 PM »
with the screen in fucking bits and barely registering half the pen strokes you make on it, pretty sweet

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2010, 03:23:31 PM »
Anyone honestly thinking about buying one?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2010, 03:24:06 PM »
Anyone honestly thinking about buying one?

it would have to have some mega gimmick to lure me in, 99.999% no
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2010, 03:26:38 PM »
Talk is it will be cheaper with a mobile data plan

Question is, how much are the networks gonna want per month for that?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2010, 03:33:24 PM »
Anyone honestly thinking about buying one?

Nope, curious to see what it is, but this iPhone rips the shit out of my bank account enough as it is. Saving up for a new desktop anyway.
It'll sell to people who have money to throw at useless things and to those Apple devotees you occasionally get. Unless there's something awe inspiring announced tomorrow. Looking at a 27 inch iMac instead, purely due to me falling in love with the display. Still that'll rip the shit out of my account too.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2010, 03:39:10 PM »
All the Apple fans need to watch this.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2010, 04:09:15 PM »
A 10" screen as a viewing device and an input device, with no protection

How long till that £500 purchase is fucked then?

Don't give me all that iPhone screens don't scratch lark, coz they do. So there :-)

Mine hasnt, and niether has the ipod touch ive had since launch. Come to think of it, none of my mates have reported scratches either.

So there :-)