View Poll Results: Do you want a iPad?
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Yes, But I'm not getting it
Yes, I'm getting it!
- 01-27-2010, 02:16 PM #2
- 01-27-2010, 02:18 PM #3
- 01-27-2010, 02:47 PM #4
I was really hoping for more pc functionality. It's great that it runs the existing apps but unless some of the apps (Facebook) make some major changes so that users get access to some of the features not currently available (games), they're still just semi crappy apps on a bigger scale.
I also want to be able to read/edit/compose documents, spreadsheets, etc.
- 01-27-2010, 02:53 PM #5
- 01-27-2010, 03:04 PM #6
I want it and hell yeah I'm getting one. Luckily I started saving money when the rumors started swirling since I figured if it pans out I'll buy it if not I'll buy a 3Gs. So I've got my cash ready and waiting, it solves all the things I wished were better on my iPhone except the ability to be in multiple apps or atleast to get back to an open app when finished with one. The keyboard is bigger so typing with it should be sweet, browsing the web should be easier than my netbook and about the same size and weight.
- 01-27-2010, 03:34 PM #7
I am certainly getting one.
However, unless I can use it as an access point, I will not be getting the AT&T 3G. If I can, then it will save me about $30/mo. Otherwise I will continue to use my Verizon MiFi. May go ahead and get the adapter and decide later when to sign up for service. The ability to sign up on a month by month basis is a good deal.
I love the UI and the new apps. At the price, I will probably buy the iWorks apps.
I am also interested in whether or not it will run Skype or TruPhone.
Note no camera. No SD. No external storage, No replaceable battery.
There is no price on the web site for the KB dock.
Another proprietary power supply.
Air Sharing Pro, DropBox, Ignition, and Air Mouse will really be cool on this device.
Last edited by whmurray; 01-27-2010 at 03:43 PM.
- 01-27-2010, 03:39 PM #8
I might get one. I t had some very compelling things for me. Keynote with the ability to run a Projector! No need for my Laptop anymore.
I will give it a few months on the Market to see exactly what it will do before I jump in. Plus I want to see what 4.0 brings first.
- 01-27-2010, 03:43 PM #9
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- 01-27-2010, 03:46 PM #12
- 01-27-2010, 03:50 PM #13
- 01-27-2010, 03:51 PM #14
iPhone 3GS is FANTASTIC! Have a new-ish HP Pavilion as main PC. But the old-a$$ eMac in my basement is on it's last leg. It's primary function is email, facebook & internet browsing. So in lieu of purchasing a MacBook (which is pricey), or a netbook (which is a boring sudo-capable laptop), I'd say a high-end WiFi only iPad would be worth considering.
That's why I vote as a strong Maybe...leaning more towards no. I have to save $$$ for that new 18-200mm lens. iPad might just have to wait.
- 01-27-2010, 04:06 PM #15
- 01-27-2010, 04:24 PM #16
@thinkTwice The iPad isn't locked though, it's just no other carriers in the US support the worldwide standards except for ATT. Tmobile is a close second, but their frequencies are not compatible for 3G (at least is the case with the iPhone communications chip).
- 01-27-2010, 04:29 PM #17
I voted maybe but the more I read and think about it, I'm probably more of a "No" vote.
I think I'll pass on this 1st generation model and see what the next version offers. Maybe I'll get one when I can do more than one task at a time. Something that truly does fill the gap between PC and iTouch.
- 01-27-2010, 05:01 PM #18
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- 01-27-2010, 05:11 PM #20
- 01-27-2010, 05:23 PM #21
Of course, I will install copies of B&N, Kindle, Stanza, and eReader for the iPhone/Touch/Pad. While these readers will not look as good as the iBook, they are better than the Kindle or the Nook, and each has access to libraries that the others do not.
Let's see the Kindle match that.
- 01-27-2010, 05:40 PM #22
- 01-27-2010, 05:57 PM #23
Seems like Apple's technical evolution doesn't follow the natural path. First, release an oversized portable tablet. Next, shrink it down to the size of a credit card and call it an iPhone.
I'm not rocket scientist by any means, however I honestly don't get what was going through Job's head with this concept.
- 01-27-2010, 06:24 PM #24
- 01-27-2010, 06:49 PM #25