Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad as the company’s “latest creation,” saying the tablet-style device is more intimate than laptop.
Here’s what YOU had to say (Apple are you listening):
“its a giant ipod touch…no buy” -RCJ
“but what about the ability to read books and what about the ability to do word and excel, etc. and isn’t this better for your eyes? however, it’s bigger and clumsier to carry” -Reggie
I have a Kindle so I have the book reader (from unexpected disposable income) which I am loving by the way! It looks too large to me also. You may as well use a laptop it seems. AND a monthly fee!” -Corinthia
“Don’t buy this now give it a year and there will have even better functionality and the price will come down. Plus by that time they will work out some of the bugs that come up by then.” -Roderick
No phone. No camera. No webcam. No Flash. No USB. Apple just created the 2010 version of the LaserDisc. $$ #ifail -@GBattle
Jamahl said: No for a few reasons.
1) Tablets aren’t for me. I think they are a great invention for the medical field….where they have been for some time now (stop acting like you invented the wheel apple)
2) This really is a giant iphone. You still have to use the app world to get anything onto the tablet and it used the same design and user interface software. This also means lack of customization and limited inovation (staples of apple)
3) 64 GB max memory with no option to add more…
4) Lack of a removable battery for a device that is sure to be power hungry
5) Lack of multi tasking ability….where is Luke Wilson when you need him.
6) Internet service plan is 30 dollars a month…on AT&T so you know you are paying for trash.
7) The reviews I have read had it coming in closer to 4 lbs, and with that horrible design ( could you please put some grips on the side of it…was that too much to ask?) it will likely be something you wont want to just carry around.
8) Its serves no real purpose outside of being an ebook reader..you can get that for cheaper anywhere else.
Meh…i thought Apple was going to put me on. like an idea that would make some other technology obsolete. –@BillyOcean_
I have to tell you I LOVE my apple products (MacBook, Ipod, Airport) and I feel like Apple is always pushing the envelope. One thing that any Apple customer know by now however is that with pushing the envelope comes the risk of your purchase becoming obsolete quickly. Case in point, my MacBook Pro is 1 year old. It was in the early releases of the aluminum body models. When I first purchased it I quickly found out the pros and cons and the one inconvenience I noticed was the lack of an SD reader. Next thing you know, there’s a new model with guess what, an SD reader. To top it off its the same price with a better battery.
This is Apple’s business. Innovation. The ipad I’m sure will encounter several firmware updates in it’s time, but these first models still have no camera, no USB etc. Also I’m not sure I’m ready to take on yet another monthly data plan bill on top of the ones on every cell phone in my household.
My 2 cents says hold for now. But that’s just MY view. Here’s what you guys said online…