iPad (aka Apple's new ball and chain)
So the new crack for apple addicts came out today, I think it looks beautiful, but I don't really see the point.
Its just a XL size iPod touch (which is pretty pointless and gimicky as it is). And since in Soviet Cupertino apple device controls you, there isn't really much a power or business user can do. As far as I see it, it doesn't fill any real market other than as a fancy gadget, its like a PDA for people who don't really need a PDA.
I could be proven completely wrong, but I don't think I'll be making my bank account cry just to buy something I won't have much use for, all for the sake of becoming Apple's bitch, any time soon.
Thoughts and opinions?
too big for a hand phone, too small for a laptop, too weird for an i pod, but i still could see a future of it... who knows from the look alone it might even change how people attain magazine or morning newspaper, notes, books etc
and my conclusion is:
the people of 'eatenapple' tribe are on to something.. and it might be big. better to stick close
Its like a eBook Reader 5.0 imo.
eBook Readers are great, but they cant do anything besides scrolling a text down. This iPad is somewhat a improved sort of this gadget.
Besides, I like eBook Readers for my stuff... I dont read books but scripts for university or newspaper feeds or something. Could be handy imo... but I always hated the limitations of the atm Readers, so I could imagine myself with an iPad in the future.
considering everyone was labeling it a "tablet", I was expecting a really rad thing that would revolutionize digital drawing, among doing other things. especially since it's coming with a pen. I was never expecting that it would JUST be a large iphone.
I now stare at the image of it in disbelief, amusement, and disgusts for the company. Seriously, Steve? the ipad? You should have just called it a day with the laptops and the ipods. and the hype that the company is building around every single one of their products ain't really helping much at this point.
I am beginning to hate Apple, I hope they die soon. As a graphic design student, I am currently waiting for my painful death next year, when I will be forced to accept to sell my soul and buy a new mac with softs that EXPIRE after 4 years anyway!
well along withh all the hate.
it can actually open .CBR files
and reading manga wouldn't be that bad too.
why would you want to read anything on something that small. It's ridiculous. What kind of situation would u have to be in to not just be able to pull out your laptop and read w/e u want there. And drawing? Why would you want to draw on a "canvas" that small? It's ridiculous. My friend has one and he says it's just a large Ipod. Still can't run Flash on it.
I could see the morning newspaper fashion magazine thing, for people on the go that Ivanov suggested. Other than that, what's the point?
meh....I was never really interested in apple's releases. I didn't know how small it would be, I just knew it was a tablet with a pen. I assumed that they would not recycle their ideas and make a new product instead, so I concluded that it would be a bigger one with an actual individual purpose.
since when do most artist need a large canvas to create art?
...... why am I defending a big brother software?
one isn't needed, but one is most definitely preferred.
Originally Posted by R3dKnight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK2drIylnDw --Ipad on Madtv 3 years ago.
Or their new iRack
And dont forget to get your new iRan!