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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #240 on: January 27, 2010, 07:29:47 PM »
I wanted a tablet PC, not a cross between iphone and a computer, although how much of a computer is it if all it has is iwork or whatever.

Will we be able to install whatever software we want and so on?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #241 on: January 27, 2010, 07:29:54 PM »
I'd take one as a gift.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #242 on: January 27, 2010, 07:30:03 PM »
It might grow on us..maybe..

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #243 on: January 27, 2010, 07:30:34 PM »
It looks shite, to be frank.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #244 on: January 27, 2010, 07:30:48 PM »
it's a big ipod touch

anyone who thinks otherwise is a fanboy ;D
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #245 on: January 27, 2010, 07:30:51 PM »
shipping in 3 months for the 3G version and 2 months for the wi-fi

and you can bet those prices will be converted to pounds for us just like all other apple gear

£500-£830 for this shite will give it a miss just like i thought i would
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #246 on: January 27, 2010, 07:32:03 PM »
steve jobs is one scruffy looking motherfucker for such a cool guy
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #247 on: January 27, 2010, 07:33:01 PM »
is it over then?
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #248 on: January 27, 2010, 07:33:46 PM »
is it over then?

Why would you want the magical experience to end?
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #249 on: January 27, 2010, 07:35:37 PM »
oh, they were watching a video

tell me something interesting Apple
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #250 on: January 27, 2010, 07:36:12 PM »
Jobs: iPad is our most advanced technology in magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.

Magical!!!

Its finished and nothing about Iphone OS4 or Macbook Pro updates shite  :wanker
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #251 on: January 27, 2010, 07:37:34 PM »
iDisappointment more like.

what a pile of steaming shit, it's just the same as any other tablet but pretty, nothing innovative about it.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #252 on: January 27, 2010, 07:38:03 PM »
"Revolutionary."

Does he know what it means?

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #253 on: January 27, 2010, 07:38:47 PM »
is it pretty, the UI i think looks shit, it works for a phone formate but looks awful when scaled up

the casing looks pretty standard to me
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #254 on: January 27, 2010, 07:39:16 PM »
"Revolutionary."

Does he know what it means?

it's what happens when you take something that already exists and stick an apple logo on it
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #255 on: January 27, 2010, 07:40:47 PM »
I think it depends on how much it is going to cost for books. If the books are like £5 down from £13-18 ish we normally then I might get one.
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #256 on: January 27, 2010, 07:41:06 PM »
ohh I'm Steve Jobs, look at me wearing the same clothes at every presentation like I'm a fucking cartoon

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #257 on: January 27, 2010, 07:41:21 PM »
Theyre saving all the latest stuff for the 4th gen Iphone, at least I hope so.

Id have an iPad .... if someone gave me one.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #258 on: January 27, 2010, 07:42:04 PM »
http://www.apple.com/ipad/

the video they were just watchin
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #259 on: January 27, 2010, 07:43:38 PM »
http://www.apple.com/ipad/

£308 according to currency conversion .... I bet we pay more as always.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #260 on: January 27, 2010, 07:43:52 PM »
im listening to a link posted earlier and i cant believe the people on this thing think that this shite is a steal at $499
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #261 on: January 27, 2010, 07:43:59 PM »
I think a lot of you are completely missing the point. This isn't a computer - it's a consumer device. It's about content and ease of use. I can see this having a simlar impact on ebooks as the iPod and iTunes had on music. It's because it uses a standard format and an easily understandable retail model that it is likely to take off. Consumers like to know what they are getting and that what they get will work reliably.   

Of course computer nerds will want a better processor and more opportunities to fuck about with its insides but you are a minority market for something like this.

I'd wait and see how things develop before I write it off. 

   
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #262 on: January 27, 2010, 07:44:45 PM »
looks pretty good in that video to be honest, still a bigger iphone tho

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #263 on: January 27, 2010, 07:45:47 PM »
No camera, No multi-tasking by the looks of it

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #264 on: January 27, 2010, 07:47:06 PM »
Well there's plenty left to put in that will allow them to have an iPad Ultra, with extra thin absorbent layer with wings.

I think some of the criticism is a bit melodramatic, it's certainly opens up new avenues. The screen real estate allows the micro-application phenomenon to continue but with bigger, better and more functional applications coming to head.

But then it misses some of the digital next generation bits badly (no doubt to come in iPad 2.0). An integrated phone while it has GSM/3G connection is a bit daft, was there mention of GPS? No camera. So it starts to become another non-unified device again. Augmented reality is one of the biggest next gen booms, but I suppose civilisation might wait another couple of years for it to really take off.

So it's going to be locked down like a motherfucker, which is its biggest flaw, but biggest asset, in my opinion. There has to be some middle ground at sometime. Thing is, as much as some folk are saying it's a big iPhone, make no mistake about the engineering of the device - it is immense. I'd be very surprised if another manufacturer is able to follow suit in the next 12 months at that price point. Or, maybe they'll just wait to see what the uptake of a tablet is. Personally I think tablets are the future.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #265 on: January 27, 2010, 07:48:08 PM »
Is there a Jailbreak out for this yet?

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #266 on: January 27, 2010, 07:48:15 PM »
So what's the point in this thing? If you want to read books, surely a proper ebook reader would be better? Kindle has online access and will probably have a web browser in the future too. So browsing wikipedia, reading books, downloading your newspapers/magazines, free web access.... for half the price of this iPad.

Or is it to be a pure web browser? In which case, you'd have to be a fucking nut to pay for extra internet connectivity and a few hundred quid just to be able to surf the web on your sofa a *little bit* more comfortably compared to a laptop/netbook.

Looks shite.
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #267 on: January 27, 2010, 07:49:17 PM »
I think a lot of you are completely missing the point. This isn't a computer - it's a consumer device. It's about content and ease of use. I can see this having a simlar impact on ebooks as the iPod and iTunes had on music. It's because it uses a standard format and an easily understandable retail model that it is likely to take off. Consumers like to know what they are getting and that what they get will work reliably.   

Of course computer nerds will want a better processor and more opportunities to fuck about with its insides but you are a minority market for something like this.

I'd wait and see how things develop before I write it off.

call me old fashioned but paying $499 before i can even pay $10+ for a book is hardly appealing and i just can't see how it has the same feel etc as a good old fashioned book - music was different it always needed some sort of machinery to enjoy it so the mp3 thing was just progression rather than change

will stick to the paper kind

Maybe i will like what Ipad, shit name, can do in revision 2, 3 or 4 but right now my £500 is staying in my pocket

no doubt Rev 1 will include a camera, rev 2 GPS and rev 3 will finally start sorting out alll the bits that were missing in the firmware of the device from day 1
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #268 on: January 27, 2010, 07:51:06 PM »
HD Peggle on the go?
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #269 on: January 27, 2010, 07:51:34 PM »
call me old fashioned but paying $499 before i can even pay $10+ for a book is hardly appealing and i just can't see how it has the same feel etc as a good old fashioned book - music was different it always needed some sort of machinery to enjoy it so the mp3 thing was just progression rather than change

will stick to the paper kind

Maybe i will like what Ipad, shit name, can do in revision 2, 3 or 4 but right now my £500 is staying in my pocket

What Alan is trying to say it is for stupid people
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #270 on: January 27, 2010, 07:52:22 PM »
http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

1024x768. Sort of meh, 1280x1024 would have been better - just.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #271 on: January 27, 2010, 07:52:34 PM »
So what's the point in this thing? If you want to read books, surely a proper ebook reader would be better? Kindle has online access and will probably have a web browser in the future too. So browsing wikipedia, reading books, downloading your newspapers/magazines, free web access.... for half the price of this iPad.

Or is it to be a pure web browser? In which case, you'd have to be a fucking nut to pay for extra internet connectivity and a few hundred quid just to be able to surf the web on your sofa a *little bit* more comfortably compared to a laptop/netbook.

Looks shite.

To be fair, a kindle is shite :D

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #272 on: January 27, 2010, 07:53:19 PM »
It'll be a useful sales person / presentation tool as well.  Probably next generation will be good for video conferencing on the go.  Loads of potential.  Having said that, I've bought a lot of Apple stuff over the last 5 years or so, don't think I'll be going for this one in this configuration.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #273 on: January 27, 2010, 07:55:03 PM »
Nifty lifestyle accessory. The sort of thing you browse your Guardian app on at the breakfast bar, while your Francis Francis XI prepares your morning espresso in your waterfront appartment.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #274 on: January 27, 2010, 07:56:51 PM »
Nifty lifestyle accessory. The sort of thing you browse your Guardian app on at the breakfast bar, while your Francis Francis XI prepares your morning espresso in your waterfront appartment.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #275 on: January 27, 2010, 07:59:35 PM »
so was there nothing about the new iphone then?

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #276 on: January 27, 2010, 08:00:06 PM »
Nifty lifestyle accessory. The sort of thing you browse your Guardian app on at the breakfast bar, while your Francis Francis XI prepares your morning espresso in your waterfront appartment.

So what you're saying is, I should become a teacher?
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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #277 on: January 27, 2010, 08:02:21 PM »
so was there nothing about the new iphone then?

You mean the iPad mini? ;)

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #278 on: January 27, 2010, 08:04:52 PM »
So what you're saying is, I should become a teacher?
:D It's a goodlooking piece of kit, sure. I'll probably pick one up eventually, but on first impressions it's limited to poncing around Starbucks or similar.

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Re: The Apple iPad.... awful name awful product
« Reply #279 on: January 27, 2010, 08:10:13 PM »
What Alan is trying to say it is for stupid people

Not at all mate. It's for normal people not for Techies. It may surprise some in this thread but most people don't know or care what version of OS their phone has or what processor.

Like I said - it's a consumer product not a computer. I'll judge it by the approprate criteria.     
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