Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The iPad

Watch the video explaining it here. We're thinking that Steve has stolen Barry's thunder - unless the President brings one tonight to the State of the Union.


Anonymous said...

I am getting one. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on it that it would be mine. And it will. For this device is so amazing that it took me only 15 minutes to persuade my wife that we actually could use one...and might even need one.

It didn't hurt having her watch the video with Jonny Ive and the gang. Even she wondered at it when she saw it in action.

Anonymous said...

I'll be very interested to hear views from folks more tech-savvy than I as to whether this device really advances the state of play. It seems to be less of a help than a laptop or desktop, and more of a help than an iphone, without the strengths of either. But I am very suspicious of the value of my views on these things, since I essentially regard computers as typewriters that glow in the dark. I hope BB gets some spirited contributions on this post.


Anonymous said...

Okay, I have to say it. It is just a big iphone without the phone. I have to say, as an iphone lover and user I have NEVER thought to myself - gee I wish my iphone didn't fit in my pocket and couldn't make calls.
Lastly, while it is trying to pile on the "kindle" market. The kindle's less flashy looking digital paper reading experience is superior to reading on a backlit screen.
As another friend who buys everything that Apple produces said, "I know there's a problem with it because I don't want one."
This will be the "Newton" of 2010.

Jeff Walton said...

Calling the iPad "the Newton of 2010" is a bit harsh, Newton was (at best) a half-baked product. This seems to be a real product that is ready for market.

That being said, I don't particularly want one. My iPhone works quite well, and this just seems like an oversized version. I do appreciate some of the small software touches (turning e-mails to the side automatically makes them full screen) but this isn't as jaw-dropping cool as iPhone was upon its release.