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What’s the deal with the Apple iPad?




Just like many new releases from Apple, there market is divided between fans and haters. It’s actually normal. No single product can make a claim for 100% approval. So, what’s the deal with the Apple iPad?

Some say it’s crippled, underwhelming and whatnot. I agree, in the same way the iPhone and iPod Touch are crippled as well.

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Here are my thoughts and feel free to add your own as well:

  • Steve doesn’t want the iPad to cannibalize Apple’s existing products. The iPad is somewhere between the Macbook, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch. It’s existence should not kill off or reduce sales of any of the other three devices. That is why Apple created the iPad that way. Steve wants you to have a reason to buy all of his toys.
  • Compromises, compromises. No USB ports? That thing drains battery life. No SD card slot? How else can they convince you to buy the 32GB and 64GB models? No webcam? Hey, Apple needs something to show for iPad 2G.
  • The choice of the iPhone OS 3.2 over OSX is pretty obvious. Steve’s been calling netbooks as slow-ass devices. Running the iPhone OS 3.2 on a 1GHz chip will be blazingly fast. It will be slow if it were on OSX — that’s for sure. Remember, it’s not just the CPU but the RAM as well. I imagine 512MB in there — not enough to give you a nice experience of OSX and all the memory-hog applications.
  • Absence of Flash support sucks but makes sense in terms of performance. Here’s a tip — load up a 24×24 FarmVille on your 1.6GHz Atom netbook and see how slow it is. Then try running YouTube HD as well and you’ll realize what I mean. Steve would rather scrap a feature just to make sure you don’t get that slow crappy experience. How else can you say it’s slow if it can’t even run it?
  • Remember the very first iPhone? It was EDGE, no 3G. Doesn’t support Flash. Yeah, even until now. No multi-tasking? The iPhone 3GS doesn’t do multi-tasking and people still bought it. The iPad may not be anything we imagined it to be but so was the very first iPod back in 2001. Oh wait, did you remember the transition from the grayscale iPod to the iPod Photo and then iPod Video?

This device is certainly just for early adopters, not the ones who are looking for the features and functionalities found in regular tablet PCs. It will not fill a void or solve a productivity problem in the consumer market. It is not made to replace your netbook or laptop. Not even your iPod Touch for that matter. Apple is creating a device for a non-existent market and that’s the biggest challenge — can Apple carve that niche and make it grow in 3 to 5 years?

If there’s one place I want this iPad to sit — it will be inside my car. It will be the media hub replacing that old, clunky portable DVD player — music, movies, games, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and streetview maps. The kids at the back seat will love it.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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82 Responses

  1. Woz says:

    Gudluck on the iPad and to all the apple fan boys/girls out there.

  2. Nonoy says:

    Great take on the misgivings of iPad, i completely agree. Steve Jobs knows how to play his game. Hmm…do you like the name, iPad?

  3. yuga says:

    @nonoy – actually, mejo mabantot. hehehe

  4. Jam. says:

    iPad and iPod. parehas ang pronounciation.

  5. maxmailpc says:

    there was just too much hype on what the ipad would have even before its release. i think i saw one at yahoo stating how this product could be a game changer for the industry and on another tech review site they even said “it will change everything”. there are plenty of really good things i could say about this product but too many misgivings as well. i just hope i could read yugatech.com and other blogs while listening to my music with the ipad but that seems farfetched for now. a software update perhaps?

  6. hehe says:

    netbook killer daw…. sus

  7. iHate Apple and they always do iDoesn’t phone. No camera, because I know how apple thinks. They will release an iPad2 or laPad(tanduay lapad) or iPad(ice tea + lapad) or iPad 2G or whatsoever coz i hate “or” and “i”. And what 1Ghz A4 CPU for a 9″ tablet so whats the big deal? bite for a hype or be wise.

    What thing that is not a big deal for iPad, it is not pocketable! Steve mentioned that iPad is in the middle of iPhone and MacBook so wheres the mobility on this tablet that have no handle or bag mentioned.

    Apple is really for the dum* people and sorry for that. I know you are just for your taste and for your necessities but when you are a mobile enthusiast or tech savvy you will know how the iPhone sucks.

    p.s. i have still lots to mention about the cons but it is not the solution…its the people realizations..

    10 for + and 90 for –

  8. lolipown says:

    @maxmailpc
    “there was just too much hype on what the ipad would have even before its release”

    But that’s how Apple’s products are released… the iPhone received the same hype.

  9. md says:

    hype or no hype this is just an overgrown iphone running on a restrictive operating system.

  10. maxmailpc says:

    @lolipown
    yeah you’re right about that. i just don’t get how Mr. Jobs belittled netbooks before introducing the ipad when what he is about to introduce is for me, more inferior and less capable than this ion netbook i am typing on right now.

  11. Maybe Steve is just testing the market kung may kakagat. Kung ok, edi gagawa sila ng mas maganda.

    Name: iPad

    (para namang pangalan ng napkin.) LOL

  12. kuya abe, kinain ni akismet yung comment ko. waah. :(

  13. Jan Alvin says:

    Baka balak ni Steve na testingin muna ang market kung may kakagat bago nila i-fully develop yung product?

    Name – iPad

    para namang pangalan ng napkin, LOL
    may nakita pa kong video sa youtube tungkol sa ipad, kaso… LOL

  14. glee says:

    Haha mga bro first time ko to na mag-follow ng isang Apple gadget tapos halos lahat ng tech sites at forums ang daming sobrang na-disappoint sa ipad na to. kindle lang ata kaya nitong talunin. pano pag naglabas na ng mga tablet ang hp at iba pa na may windows 7 eh di mga sosyalista na lang bibili ni to.haha peace man

  15. frocks says:

    i feel like the iPad targets the new kind of “techie” market. those that focus mainly on how many gadgets they have, how pretty their gadgets are, and how they’ll become “in” by having all those pretty sissy gadgets; they are also those that don’t really think about the functionality and efficiency of their gadgets. conformists.

    the iPad really is just an overgrown iTouch. does it really contribute anything new for us? if i wanted a mobile media/internet solution, i’d bring a laptop. i don’t need to show off.

  16. there are lots of things it doesnt have.
    but what it does have, what it can do, what it changes is amazing. imagine one in every household. my 3 year old could use this. its a game changer. its doesnt give you everything you need. when was the last time you needed everything?

  17. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    prays CDRKING will copy this next XD

  18. Olyver Digg says:

    This means that the HP slate is way bettah.. Make the hp slate snappy and then u got a gadget to beat.. Imma switch back to windows if that is the case..

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  19. edz says:

    kung sa pangkaraniwang pinoy e parehas ang pronunciation ng iPad at iPod. pero actually may pagkakaiba ang pagpronounce sa iPad at iPod.

  20. andrew says:

    i’d rather stick with my ipod touch. even though the apps are somewhat downsized in terms of functionality at least kasya sa pocket ko haha.

  21. wentot says:

    Good points you got there sir yuga. Kaya lang bagsak talaga pagating sa pangalan. Sana MacPad o kaya iTablet. iPad, what happened to their creativity.

  22. kancer says:

    “Apple is creating a device for a non-existent market and that’s the biggest challenge”

    what market is this anyway, a market for oversized iPod Touches.

    If its trying breakthrough the Tablet-Slate market, i can honestly say that its not doing its job properly.why? this “thing” is not a PC, or even a computer

  23. rcsaint says:

    yeah sir yuga is right..and he said it very well!

    i like the last part he said…i was thinking the same thing having this gadget in your car…if only i can hook it in my sun visor…oh well maybe in the next gen. but imagine watching porn in this gadget…in your bed…hehehe…imagine holding a naked babe in your hand…hayden kho must be smiling….steve jobs is right…it’s all about experience…a whole new experience!

  24. zirdaj says:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/emonegro#p/a/u/0/8eF0y0IfpPU

    ^lol

    What tasks for a portable device would be worth spending a couple hundred bucks for?

    This would be good for e-book readers, but for everything else? No flash, no multi-tasking? Iphones doesn’t have those but then, that thing fits right into your pocket, unlike this.

    I am having a hard time thinking of this iPad’s use other than reading e-books. Convertible tablet pcs give you the touchscreen experience + computing needs. Netbooks gives you the portability you need. Iphone gives you the phone + ultra portable multitouch experience as well. If anyone can give me a situation where this iPad would be of good use (and worth its price), I’d be happy to hear that.

  25. zirdaj says:

    I would like to add that they better just be advertising this as a car add-on than anything else, coz it certainly fits that role.

  26. calvin says:

    im not sold out on the iPad but im not hating it either. wait and see lang what the apps created for iPad can do. baka mapabilib kayo. :)

    when the new shuffle came out maraming nag-isip na hindi maganda yung voice-over controls pero upon using it a lot of people changed their mind.

    people just need to temper down their expectations for the Apple Tablet. Besides, it’s really not for everyone.

    5 reasons why the iPad doesn’t suck

  27. bench says:

    let’s say…let me buy an iPad after 3yrs…

  28. IanMedina says:

    Rumors:

    *You can use your iphone camera on the iPad via adapter using wifi/3g/bluetooth. It may support any kind of phone w/ camera w/ 3g/wifi/bluetooth support

    *Gamepad controller for games

  29. zirdaj says:

    @calvin I will definitely be waiting for those apps! Kasi naman nakaka-excite rin na antagal na umaandar tong rumors about the apple tablet, kaya mataas expectations ng tao. :))

  30. yuga says:

    Okay, I know a lot of people liked the iPod Touch, so let’s do a checklist:

    – Faster than the iPod Touch. Check!
    – Bigger screen than the iPod Touch. Check!
    – Has more connectivity than the iPod Touch like 3G/BT. Check!

    So I don’t get why people don’t like a faster, bigger and better iPod Touch.

    Maybe if Apple called this the iPod Touch Pro, everyone will like it.

  31. poorman says:

    i wish somebody out there will put up a company that will sell products and spare parts that are affordable and enable us to create our own gadgets, something like assemble my own cellphone, my own laptop-with the features, applications and capabilities that i want.

  32. poorman says:

    i wish somebody out there will put up a company that will sell affordable products and will enable us to create and assemble gadgets by our own liking, customize with our own design, features and capabilities that we really want.

  33. Pessimist says:

    @yuga: Are you suggesting then that the critique to the iPad is merely a state of arbitrariness.By saying ” if Apple called this the iPod Touch Pro, everyone will like it”, you are implying that the people will look at a relative consciousness of a previous apple product. And by “defending” or outlining some points that justify the existence of the iPad, you contribute to the kind of thinking —> AS LONG AS IT’S APPLE, IT’S GOOD, IT’S WORTH DEFENDING and THEREFORE, WORTH BUYING!

  34. Pessimist says:

    what i think of the situation:

    – Apple iPad SHOULD NOT CLAIM that it belongs to a SEPARATE ISOLATED Category other than Tablet PCs. Why? Because Apple cannot admit that they came late in the “tablet” industry… Moreover, the only way they can justify this lapse is to present the iPad as belonging to an entirely new category. I THINK THIS IS A FRAUD!!!!! A CAPITALIST ATTEMPT TO FOOL CONSUMERS!

  35. yuga says:

    @pessimist – What I am trying to imply is that this device is an upgrade to the iPod Touch.

    However, because of the hype created by fans and the media, they expected something that’s hard to satisfy.

    So, it’s like people looking at a water of glass half full or half empty. Some people look at the iPad as half-empty. I looked at it as half-full.

    Any device, Apple or Sony or HP or Dell, needs to start somewhere. No single device was perfect the first time around.

    Here’s an analogy — let’s say a telco offers Mobile 3G at 2Mbps and Fiber Cable Internet at 100Mbps. Both served their purpose and target market.

    One day, they launched a new product in between the 2 existing offering with a speed of 20Mbps and calls it Wireless Fiber Internet. From the perspective of people expecting the Fiber performance, this product is crap as it is nowhere near the Fiber Cable Internet offering.

    However, had the telco named the service Mobile 4G, consumers will look at the current 2Mbps of Mobile 3G and say “wow, that’s 10x better with 20Mbps — I like it!”.

  36. Calebus says:

    Hmmm…

    iPOD…iPAD

    Let us take the names literally.

    The iPOD gives you the notion that is pod-like. Say pea in a pod, in a way, initial thought as something small or somewhat the size of a pea pod ( 1st generation iPOD ). Where the peas are the music and the gadget itself is the pod.

    The iPAD, well, literally is a PAD! Yes, an oversized iPOD, grown to the size of a pad. “How I wish I had a bigger screen,” says one user on his iPOD/Touch. “Okay sir, here you go!” replied Steve.

    What I am contemplating on is one other meaning to “pod”:

    POD, noun
    the part of a space vehicle that can be separated from the main part

    Whereas, APPLE will market and pair the iPOD with the iPAD – can interact as one gadget yet can still be used separately. If utilized as one – they will call it as the iFUSION or following the “P”.. the iPLAY!

    YEAR 2010

    Son: Dad can you buy me an iPAD?!
    Daddy: You already have an iPOD boy, and besides it just an oversized iPOD.
    Son: No Dad, i need to fuse it with my iPOD, so me and my other friends can do with it as iPLAY.
    Daddy: You lost me there sonny…
    Son : Get me one and I’ll show you…

    …A FEW YEARS LATER

    Yahoo! Finance : APPLE, INC. posts double digit profit!

    Yahoo! Autos : APPLE inks partnership with Ford Motor Co. iKEY software integrated into latest generation iPOD Touch and Play

    THINK TANK!

  37. ryan says:

    It’s all about the next year’s presentation. Jobs will most likely get everyone clapping again about multi-tasking. a version with camera, a version with voice and a cheaper version.

  38. PowerTXT says:

    My wife has an MSI netbook which she uses mostly for MS Word, browsing the web, watching videos, and playing music. She never used the built in webcam.

    After seeing the iPad, she’s willing to give up all the other functionalities of the netbook to have a better user experience where it matters to her. This is the kind of user the iPad is for.

    We power users are better off with the latest laptop and smartphone combo.

  39. BrianB says:

    Yuga, there are better offering sout there which run a full “unwatered down” operating system like Windows 7. All the iPad has is the scammy-looking iBook app and the Apple branding. The form factor also leaves a lot to be desired. The HP Slate is more portable. Over at PMPToday, I suggested that Apple is trying to bridge the gap between an appliance and furniture. This is what the iPad looks to me, an almost-frivolous device that looks good on your coffee table. But unlike totally frivolous objet d’arts, it’s actually useful to an extent. But for the productive consumer, for people looking for a device that solves problems or improve their lifestyle. iPad is not it.

    I pity people who will abandon the thought of buying a Kindle or another E-Ink reader because they’d rather have an iPad. Now, who actually wants a 9-inch iPod Touch without being funny?

  40. BrianB says:

    No doubt people would buy it, for the bragging rights, for something to talk about with their friends. But from the standpoint of device as tool for efficiency and progress and even of beauty, the iPad is the Cupertino version of a Quiapo cure.

    And imagine how Pinoys are going to pronounce this thing without sounding like they want an iPod. Isang iPaaad, yung malaki ha.

  41. Pessimist says:

    @yuga i think that explanation is fair enough. Although i think iPad still does not get my interest. But Thank you anyway

  42. dan says:

    kahit bigyan ako nyan baka hindi ko magagamit. puede cguro pang display. siempre mas pipiliin ko parin desktop ko dyan kesa sa iPad na yan hehehehe. nagsasayang sila ng pera.

  43. hehe says:

    may isa pang con… walang farmville sa ipad wahahahaha… no facebook flash games sorry….

  44. this is for all the people who dont use computers or dont know how to, or find it too complicated. you can practically take this anywhere, use it on the road etc, no need to fiddle with a mouse or track pad etc. it just works.

    its like how the wii changed things in console gaming.

    sure this is not a new idea and others are coming out with it

    but who has done it better so far? its not about apple ruling the world, its about apple changing how the world works.

  45. naruto04 says:

    IMO yung name ng IPAD was cool para maiiba naman, well no doubt talaga APPLE is dictating our future,when it comes to tech.. masyado magaling lang talaga si steve jobs.. and expect na may lalabas ulit IPAD na much upgraded pa diyan.. just like apple said they’re bigger than sony,samsung,nokia when. it comes to mobile device..

  46. peter says:

    As if naman kung maganda ang product name ng iPad eh bibili kayo nito. The comments about the product name issue is rubbish.
    .

  47. peter says:

    …are rubbish pala.

  48. packet says:

    Well, sorry to all apple fans out there. But for me, apple products are not really user friendly. I don’t like installing i-tunes in my system.

  49. Eros says:

    ok ok, OT lang para di naman masyadong serious.. watch this iPad parody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsjU0K8QPhs.. sigurado marami kayong smile pagkatapos! ;D

  50. Eros says:

    my bad! eto pala link just remove the quotation marks: “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsjU0K8QPhs”.

  51. Jon says:

    Just imagine yourself typing on this device. Either your wrists hurt by supporting it with your hands (let’s see if that can be done for an extended period), or your neck hurts by constantly looking down on that iPad.

    Yep, you’d have to shell (a lot) of money to buy accessories to make things a little better. You can buy the case, and various docks for a hardware keyboard etc. But wait, this is supposed to be a portable device, right? As for me, I’d still be using a “slow” netbook or phone. Or my desktop computer, depending on the task at hand.

  52. superdan says:

    first of all, iPad is a terrible name. lacks creativity. secondly, i think that iPad is overrated. why? because the iPad isn’t doing anything new for the market. i feel like it’s stuck between a kindle and a low-end netbook/tablet and has major identity crisis. it is trying to get “the best of most worlds” so to speak by providing us with more of the same functionalities we’ve seen of thousands of gadgets before but in a lighter version.

    but to give credit to apple, they will certainly sell a lot of these to a lot people. why? simply because it has their name on it. and many companies have been doing that for years now. i’m not anti-apple and i do wish i can have some of their gadgets, but i don’t like it when companies think they can sell us crappy products and get away with it. here’s hoping that this is one those times when apple dives in and lands face first. but then again, it’s apple we’re talking about..

  53. superdan says:

    first of all, iPad is a terrible name. lacks creativity. secondly, i think that iPad is overrated. why? because the iPad isn’t doing anything new for the market. i feel like it’s stuck between a kindle and a low-end netbook/tablet and has major identity crisis. it is trying to get “the best of most worlds” so to speak by providing us with more of the same functionalities we’ve seen from thousands of gadgets before, but in a lighter version.

    but to give credit to apple, they will certainly sell a lot of these to a lot people. why? simply because it has their name on it. and many companies have been doing that for years now. i’m not anti-apple and i do wish i can have some of their gadgets, but i don’t like it when companies think they can sell us crappy products and get away with it. here’s hoping that this is one those times when apple dives in and lands face first. but then again, it’s apple we’re talking about..

  54. braindead says:

    let us not compare the ipod to the ipad – its a false paradigm. with that in mind – the ipad is a fail.

    i thank you.

  55. L.R. says:

    matatawa lang ako sa mga taong bibili nyan… pang porma lang yan eh. Not all apple products must be a success… itong iPad pwede ba wag nang ipilit! ala namang silbi

    imagine bitbit mo yan while listening to itunes hahaha

    peace! :)

  56. Please correct the notion that “no multi-tasking means” you can’t listen to music while doing something else (reading an ebook, surfing, emailing on the thing).

    You definitely CAN on an ipod touch — hence you can on an ipad.

  57. barasival says:

    ang question lang naman dyan kung may pera ka or wala. kung wala kang pera manahimik ka na lang. kung meron at apple fan boy/girl ka go lang, bili agad.

    Apple Rules. “Think Different”

  58. I think its multi-tasking in the context of smartphone / computer multi tasking. Yes the iPod Touch / iPhone can play your music and run a single app over that. But thats it. People are looking for real multi tasking like the one found on the Pre. The iPhone can take a call and run another app – only one and thats it.

    The name iPad really sucks – remember that 2006 MADTv skit? Thats the iPad.

    People will really compare this with the iPod Touch – there’s no way to avoid it. It really seems just like a scaled-up Touch to me. And people are lookig for a scaled down Mac.

    It really looks like a win for Apple with Yuga’s observations but how about for us? For the end-user, will it be justifiable to cough up $499+? Only time will tell. The iPod got its own share of criticisms when it came out around a decade ago and look at it now.

    This can be another iPod or another Apple TV.

  59. joekulit says:

    uy meh pera si @barasival kasi nag comment sha hehe.. bili ka ng ipad ha at pakita mo samin.. apple rules kamo eh

  60. Justine says:

    2ng klase lang ng tao ang bibili nyan eh.. yung mayaman, at tsaka yung gustong may ipag yabang. haha. :PEACE OUT!

  61. william says:

    i find it to be the most useless gadget ever. I would rather buy an iPod toucn and a netbook. even if it will cost me more. This is not a netbook killer at all. You still can’t do that much things with an iPad.

  62. hannah says:

    sana magkaroon na ng ipod touch with camera. dati wifi lang, ngaun me bluetooth. camera na lang talaga kulang. don’t need the phone. gawin kong digital organizer. =)

  63. goose says:

    * No multitasking
    * No Adobe Flash (yet)
    * No camera or iChat capabilities
    * No HDMI port
    * 4:3 aspect ratio
    * Still dependent on AT&T’s 3G service
    * Dependence on adapters
    * No USB?
    * No RJ45 Connection?

    … and the list goes on…. I’ll still go with my laptop…

  64. mendeex3 says:

    if you have an iphone or ipod touch, then ipad is a redundant product. for non-apple product users, its a fine product esp. as a go between a laptop and a smartphone and as your first apple device(again you can opt for an ipod touch here, cheaper and larger storage and better portability.) but if you already have a netbook, again its a redundant device unless you want to upgrade/downgrade to ipad. ipad is more of a toy than a productivity tool and designed for a casual computer user. but then again, if you got cash to burn,redundancy is irrelevant.

  65. miko says:

    bias ata comment mo sa iPad sir yuga…hmm
    maganda lang sa iPad eh ung price.

  66. Ernie says:

    I think that the point here is not hardware or gadgets as most of you are commenting. It’s all about CONTENT!Steve wants to be King of the World – the digital world that is! King Steve wants to be the digital content provider of the world. Music, video, ebooks, newspapers, magazines, games – he wants to put his hands on everything digital. A digital middleman in short. King Steve wants to put Apple at the center of it all – for a fee of course! Because everything passes thru itunes! This guy’s dreaming BIG!

    The question is, will the public buy it? Will the competitors allow it? Abangan!

    Just my 2 cents worth…

  67. yuga says:

    @miko – of course, my take is biased because it’s based on my content-consumption habits, my personal brand preference, my connectivity requirements and my economic capacity. In fact, everyone here is biased because it’s their personal opinion.

    Let’s take you for example. You said “maganda lang sa iPad eh ung price”. That’s actually a biased statement because of your purchasing power. Others will say the price is not good and is expensive because they don’t have the same purchasing power as you do.

    Hope that clears up the issue on biases and personal opinions. :) hehe

  68. dot says:

    IBM started with the Pad names, remember their laptops, “ThinkPad”. Sa game console, Nintendo Wii, pero naging mabenta. Wala siguro sa pangalan yan.

  69. Vance says:

    i’m one of those people who are disappointed. The specs are good but they have years developing the product. It is a large version of the iPhone/itouch. Apple should have remove the 16Gb and offered the 32 and 64 version. They should have added multi-tasking (being that they brag that the device will beat netbooks), they should have added flash on this already to make the internet browsing spectacular! I love apple products but I think i’ll pass with this one.

    There was a moment when people were laughing during Steve job initial demo of the item. Specially when one of site’s required flash player hahaha!

  70. Randy says:

    ^ I’ll wait for this Abe.

    Yes it is over-hyped, I’ve been waiting for this and blogged about rumors of the “Apple Tablet” many times.

    Tumaas lang ng tumaas ung expectations ng mga tao dahil sa rumors kaya ang daming naisip na kulang.

    I was expecting that it will be priced at around $750 for the entry level but I was surprised because of the $499 price tag.

    It really depends on what you do and I might give the iPad a shot when it arrives here in the Philippines.

    Try it first before you decide.

  71. lolipown says:

    @Randy
    “It really depends on what you do”

    Agreed. Like most apple releases, this is not a FOR THE MASSES product but a niche product.

  72. Doodles says:

    If you’re in a market for an ebook reader, this is a colored alternative (great for emagazine reading)

    If you wanted to get one of those archos media player in the past, this is a thinner alternative.

    If you still don’t have a psp, this is a bigger size alternative. Maybe the gaming experience is not for pro gamers yet though.

    If you have been delaying your purchase of an ipod touch (not for music itself but for the web surfing experience on the go or presentations or something. While standing or walking (corporate clients like med reps or real estate agents.

    Me, i’ll wait for the third generation when the minimum capacity is 124 gig already, with camera and even cheaper.

  73. PitOots says:

    Swak na swak sakin to dahil mahilig ako magbasa ng libro habang tumatae, eh kung iPad gamit ko makakabrowse na din ako hehe at pede pang manuod ng movie hehe.. seriously it has some other uses, like in a car… just dont think of it as a netbook replacement just like jobs said. More of a “reader” as someone said, not as a content creation thing. loved what I can do with my iPhone, i think iPad will be better because of the size and power(speed).

    I never liked MAC as a desktop pc, never will I buy one, well maybe pag i dont care about money anymore. but i think this gadget will fit me well.

  74. PitOots says:

    Swak na swak sakin to dahil mahilig ako magbasa ng libro habang tumatae, eh kung iPad gamit ko makakabrowse na din ako hehe at pede pang manuod ng movie hehe.. seriously it has some other uses, like in a car… just dont think of it as a netbook replacement just like jobs said. More of a “reader” as someone said, not as a content creation thing. loved what I can do with my iPhone, i think iPad will be better because of the size and power(speed).

    I never liked MAC as a desktop pc, never will I buy one, well maybe pag i dont care about money anymore. but i think this gadget will fits me well.

  75. HAL 8999 says:

    The iPad is a promising device. i think it has lots of potential. it’s beautiful…I’d just look at it and feel good, sana..hehe.

    let’s just hope faster and cheap internet for the masses become available asap. interacting with stuffs the web has to offer and doing it fast will make the rigid, rote educational institutions less of a hindrance to real intellectual and cultural growth.

    pompous shit. i’m not thinking straight coz i’m high on C.

  76. J M says:

    Di nyo paren ba naiintindihan kung baket binuo ang iPad? check my blog about what i think iPad is.

    sliceofme.tumblr.com

    remember its in between a laptop and a smartphone (iPhone)/iPod Touch iniisip nila na mali ang concept ng netbook

  77. This will not go far unless thay add more features or they make the price cheaper

  78. rhuz says:

    comments here made me laugh ! im not an apple fan but i own an iPhone 3gs and ipod . its worth the money but it lacks the feature of adobe flash where you can play videos from sites.(selected sites)i would buy an iPad if it has adobe flash.
    for those haters 5 stars!! cause you cant afford this things or gadgets from apple so stick with you old fashion big remote control nokia`s.

  79. mel888 says:

    whatever you say i will buy the ipad.. it will be a killer entertainment hub on my car.. wifi, 3g movies games it will replace the old stereos of cars and imagine!! a 9.7 touch screen in your car.. damn!!! what the.. it will make obsolete those in dash lcd screens with no function at all imagine having an email in your car.. gps and nav systems will be obsolete!!! yEAH…!!! now you dont have to buy dvds coz in the states you just have to rent a movie in a touch of your hand.. wow!!!

  80. Truebluemd says:

    I finally bought an iPad after many weeks of going back and forth to the Apple store. Before, I thought of the iPad as a hypertrophied iPod touch. It still is, but with more functionality. Aside from being an e-book reader, gaming console, digital picture frame, and being able to surf the web, check emails, watch movies and TV, listen to the internet radio and you iPod music, and social networking, it offers more. In fact, more and more medical schools here in the US use this not only as, say, their atlas for anatomy, but also transcripts of medical notes (pdf and doc files). If you have so many pdf and doc files and books like me, this is a good gadget for you especially for those professionals who do not want to carry so many things. I use these functional apps for my work: Pages and Goodreader, to name a few. I got the 64GB wifi + 3G for $830 (of course, plus tax of 10%). My first choice was a 16GB wifi-only model, but Best Buy only has this top of the line model. What compelled me to purchase this gadgetry? I wanted to get rid of my Nokia Booklet 3G.

    I love reading stuff – be it educational or otherwise. Reading my books on my iphone4 strains my eyes too much. I’d rather have the full experience of an e-book reader. It is also ideal for reading/ watching the news. By the way, months before, I was supposed to buy the Amazon Kindle. Good thing I did NOT buy it. I was contemplating on buying a Sony, Nook, or a Kindle. All of them disappointed me because they’re all TOO slow. Mind you, I really went to Barnes and Noble to try the Nook. Nook’s nice but is really slow and is known for its “hiccup” moments. I went to Best Buy to try out the Sony E-reader. It is slow as well. But with the iPad, the experience is totally different (it’s amazingly very responsive and fast especially on wifi). Does it cause eye-strain when reading? No, because you can adjust the screen brightness and the display (Sephia, Black, or White) to make it softer and more pleasant to the eyes while reading. I also use this to read the Bible (you have to download it from Amazon) be it in Church or at home.

    What are the cons? Undeniably, cost for most. There is no built-in camera. You have to buy an Apple adapter for you to be able to use your camera. No SD slot, but Apple sells a separate adapter for the SD card slot. The iBookstore App is inferior to Amazon Kindle App for the ipad and iphone. I use the Kindle app more because they have more variety.

    I tried to find the meaning in the alleged and seemingly “useless” device for some. In my opinion, this computer is very functional. In fact, I use my iphone4 less and less. The fact that this computer tablet is gaining ground in US universities, churches, and the business world, Apple and third-party developers will try to make it more and more purposeful.

  81. The heart of your writing whilst sounding reasonable originally, did not settle perfectly with me after some time. Somewhere throughout the sentences you were able to make me a believer unfortunately just for a short while. I still have got a problem with your jumps in assumptions and one might do well to help fill in all those breaks. If you can accomplish that, I would undoubtedly be fascinated.

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