1. Element1924's Avatar
    Don't come and post how awful it is. This thing is incredible at doing what it was meant to do (browsing, media, apps, books).

    The iPad is going to make the iPhone look like it was nothing.
    04-04-2010 09:59 AM
  2. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    Don't come and post how awful it is. This thing is incredible at doing what it was meant to do (browsing, media, apps, books).

    The iPad is going to make the iPhone look like it was nothing.
    i didnt buy one but i played with one at an apple store yesterday. i will say it works great and i will probably buy it eventually. however i will disagree with you saying it will make the iphone look like it was nothing. without the iphone the ipad would be nothing. you really cant compare the 2 as one is meant to be a pocket caried cellular phone while the other is a 10 inch media/internet/book reading device. two completely different products.
    04-04-2010 04:20 PM
  3. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    No firewire, no internal cd drive, non replaceable battery, huge bevel...









































    *ducks*
    04-04-2010 05:16 PM
  4. Element1924's Avatar
    When I say the Iphone will look like nothing, I meant it in terms of number sold
    04-04-2010 07:44 PM
  5. Dman714's Avatar
    Lovin my iPad
    04-04-2010 11:41 PM
  6. w140king's Avatar
    Lovin my iPad
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    10 char
    04-05-2010 02:07 AM
  7. BriDroid's Avatar
    It is likely that the iPad can be a real game-changer when the iPhone is competing with the entire universe of smartphones out there. The iPad is not the first tablet to come along, but it will be the first tablet to make tablets popular to the masses. This is a significant difference when comparing the iPhone and iPad and it's impact on consumer use of mobile devices.
    04-05-2010 11:06 AM
  8. ifarlow's Avatar
    Yep. Windows based tablets have been around for years, but they never seemed to catch on with anything but select business markets (medical, manufacturing, etc), and even then I'm not too sure just how well they have been incorporated into widespread use.

    It should be interesting to see where tablets go with Apple releasing their take on tablet computing. Apple has a way of hyping products in such a way that causes a frenzy in the consumer market, and whether you like the iPad or not, I'm not sure it could be denied that Apple's push with the iPad will enhance the growth of other OS based tablets in the near future.
    04-05-2010 11:32 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    Don't come and post how awful it is. This thing is incredible at doing what it was meant to do (browsing, media, apps, books).

    The iPad is going to make the iPhone look like it was nothing.
    I have used one, it just has a smaller screen.
    Last edited by sting7k; 04-05-2010 at 11:39 AM.
    04-05-2010 11:34 AM
  10. mullrat's Avatar
    It is harder for me to look at the smaller screen of the iPhone after looking at the iPad. Also the typing my goodness. This keyboard for a mobile device is massive. The thing is making me type different.
    04-05-2010 02:21 PM
  11. west3man's Avatar
    Don't come and post how awful it is. This thing is incredible at doing what it was meant to do (browsing, media, apps, books).

    The iPad is going to make the iPhone look like it was nothing.
    Using it definitely makes a huge difference. The learning curve for someone like me, who has never owned a modern Apple product, though, is a bit steeper than necessary. It's still quite compelling, though.

    You'd be surprised how difficult I found simply transferring files from iTunes.
    04-05-2010 04:00 PM
  12. RKMichael's Avatar
    Is the no multi-tasking a problem for anyone??
    04-05-2010 04:23 PM
  13. west3man's Avatar
    Is the no multi-tasking a problem for anyone??
    Honestly, it IS beginning to grate my nerves. But the browsing experience truly is exceptional and quickly helps to make up for other shortcomings.

    That said, I am used to TRUE multitasking on my Pre so I definitely notice when I move from one app to another and back, again, just to have to start from scratch.

    So far, I am coping. We will see how well I adapt over time. As you may have noticed, I have already adjusted to the ill-placed apostrophe by avoiding the possessive forms of words as often as possible.

    All of this was (badly?) typed on the iPad.
    04-05-2010 05:31 PM
  14. cardfan's Avatar
    Not to mention i think most people just assume multitasking is coming in 4.0

    Apple is smart. Iphone 4.0 event after the initial wave of iPad sales. What better way to spur more sales? Tell em what's coming..
    Last edited by cardfan; 04-05-2010 at 05:40 PM.
    04-05-2010 05:32 PM
  15. west3man's Avatar
    Not to mention i think most people just assume its coming in 4.0

    Apple is smart. Iphone 4.0 event after the initial wave of iPad sales. What better way to spur more sales? Tell em what's coming..
    Are you saying that you think the iPad will get multitasking soon?

    I am not sure what your first sentence is a response to.
    04-05-2010 05:34 PM
  16. cardfan's Avatar
    Are you saying that you think the iPad will get multitasking soon?

    I am not sure what your first sentence is a response to.
    multitasking. sorry
    04-05-2010 05:40 PM
  17. BriDroid's Avatar
    Multitasking has been a bit of a gripe from the beginning for the iPhone. Those of us who have moved to the dark side (Jailbroken) have been able to enjoy multitasking on our iPhones for some time now, so clearly the processor can handle it. With a more robust processor in the iPad, I suspect 4.0 will bring multitasking.
    04-05-2010 05:41 PM
  18. west3man's Avatar
    Here is a good example.

    I was listening to a podcast while surfing this forum. Then I saw the thread about the iPad installed in someone's truck. I clicked the thread, saw a video, then wanted to pause the podcast. I had to leave the browser, go to the homescreen, go to theiPod app, pause the podcast, then return and play the video. That was kind of a pain.

    With true multitasking, I could've switched between cards or windows or accessed a dashboard function much more quickly and easily.

    Just an example.
    04-05-2010 08:19 PM
  19. buddyclub94's Avatar
    Cannot compare the two of them...different category, same technology.
    04-05-2010 08:55 PM
  20. GinoDotCom's Avatar
    While you can't compare the two, the iPad is definitely beyond a BIG iPod touch.

    The experience you get when using the iPad for surfing the web is something that cannot be described. You have to literally sit in your fav spot on the couch for a night and let it all sink in.

    Don't be naive, this is a new form of technology, people. A new way we do things, an easier and more elegant way. Nobody is forcing you to buy an iPad...just don't insult it if you haven't fully played with one yet.

    Trust me. I was a naysayer when it was first announced now I can't believe I almost didn't pre order one.
    Last edited by GinoDotCom; 04-05-2010 at 11:04 PM.
    04-05-2010 11:02 PM
  21. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    While you can't compare the two, the iPad is definitely beyond a BIG iPod touch.

    The experience you get when using the iPad for surfing the web is something that cannot be described. You have to literally sit in your fav spot on the couch for a night and let it all sink in.

    Don't be naive, this is a new form of technology, people. A new way we do things, an easier and more elegant way. Nobody is forcing you to buy an iPad...just don't insult it if you haven't fully played with one yet.

    Trust me. I was a naysayer when it was first announced now I can't believe I almost didn't pre order one.
    Great post! I haven't purchased one yet but I am going to asap when the funds hit my account on the 15th haha! I was a hater on the iPad at first because I thought it was a big iTouch. It is NOT! Once I played with it at an Apple store I was in awe. I really wanted to buy it that moment but knew I should wait and it was hard to walk away haha. It truely is an amazing device that runs excellent and makes it easy and fun for the user! Way to go again Apple.

    With iPhone 4.0 coming out soon the iPad will be even better one can only assume. I am anxious for this Thursday thats for sure!
    04-06-2010 01:17 AM
  22. sting7k's Avatar
    Great post! I haven't purchased one yet but I am going to asap when the funds hit my account on the 15th haha! I was a hater on the iPad at first because I thought it was a big iTouch. It is NOT! Once I played with it at an Apple store I was in awe. I really wanted to buy it that moment but knew I should wait and it was hard to walk away haha. It truely is an amazing device that runs excellent and makes it easy and fun for the user! Way to go again Apple.

    With iPhone 4.0 coming out soon the iPad will be even better one can only assume. I am anxious for this Thursday thats for sure!
    So by running excellent and being easy and fun for the user it's more than a big iPod Touch?
    04-06-2010 03:15 AM
  23. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Holy ****ing **** people. Would you rather watch a 27" tube tv or a big screen plasma HDTV? That's what it is like going from an iPod or an iPhone to an iPad. Get it through your thick skulls.
    04-06-2010 07:39 AM
  24. BriDroid's Avatar
    Maybe the iPod Touch isn't an iPod Touch at all... but instead, it's just a tiny iPad
    04-06-2010 11:16 AM
  25. sting7k's Avatar
    Maybe the iPod Touch isn't an iPod Touch at all... but instead, it's just a tiny iPad
    That's good.

    I prefer to watch movies on my 46" screen.

    I still don't get it, so the screen is bigger...it doesn't fit in my pocket so I'm not going to carry it around. I guess if I carried a bag it would be different, maybe.
    Last edited by sting7k; 04-06-2010 at 12:49 PM.
    04-06-2010 12:42 PM
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