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Does ANYONE actually want one of these things? If so, why? Honestly, I've never looked at my iPhone or(when I was using it) my iTouch and said, "You know, I wish this was bigger."

I mean, most of you should know that I'm quite the Apple fan, but really? I just don't get the iPad. It doesn't seem to serve any purpose or fill any niche.

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e-reader...

That is what it is. Thats pretty much it.
And yes, I sorta want one... But not really, just kinda. I travel and an e-reader would be nice. But not really... I don't know... Just leave me alone...

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it's apple, so it's the perfected touch screen. we're all going to be using these in a couple years. a larger screen means more opportunities for software, that's all.

i see a checkers board in this devices future. it's big enough that two people can use it at the same time. I see RTS in it's future. I don't think it's gimmicky at all, I think it's the next logical step in the technology.

I think the whole operating system business is hilarious though. Right now it seems like a very limited, weak device. I want the PC equivalent on this one. Mac is too restrictive in it's trendiness.

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Mac is too restrictive in it's trendiness.
Its called making more money. They will release better and better one with all the bells and whistles as soon as they want to boost their annual rev.

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That's right.

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It also doesn't have a camera which is lame.

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That thing is just epic fail. It's too bulky for convenient carry, and anything that big and skinny is just begging to be broken.

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It's lame! I can imagine a very few people who just use it for e-books would love it. But it can not multi use programs. As Sammy says. E reader, thats it.

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well, to be fair, its an ereader with and ipod

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well, to be fair, its an ereader with and ipod

Any idea on how the battery life stacks up to something like the Kindle, though? Not to mention the price tag.

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Supposedly 10 hour battery and price starts at 599 I think. Goes up when you add more memory or 3G connectivity.

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once this technology gets cheaper and more software for it appears these things will be on every coffee table. or rather, will be every coffee table. i see a big feaux paus in the future: no coaster on the touch screen coffee table. "I'm sorry! I didn't realize it was a touch screen!!!"

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once this technology gets cheaper and more software for it appears these things will be on every coffee table. or rather, will be every coffee table. i see a big feaux paus in the future: no coaster on the touch screen coffee table. "I'm sorry! I didn't realize it was a touch screen!!!"

I saw a short video somewhere where they have some specialy designed for restaurants, the menu appears on the table and your order from there. I think the price tag was $10000 for one table though. Here's a link but it's not very detailed http://gizmodo.com/5060844/new-lond...tal-tablecloths

The iPad is just another money making scheme from apple, like all their products. Ipods are pretty much the only product i will ever use by them, but even those are too overpriced for me to get a new one.
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"The iPad has just a 10-hour battery life, although it might last slightly longer when used as an e-reader but not significantly longer," Vronko says. "Most serious e-readers offer anywhere from the mid-20s to 40 hours."


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Yeah this thing sucks.

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sounds like a feminine hygienic device...

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sounds like a feminine hygienic device...

I'll say.

A tablet to me is only good for drawing. I've heard though that the medical industry might find a medical-oriented tablet to be useful and since Apple already has a monopoly in that industry, they could probably force their product onto hospitals. It'll increase costs and... do absolutely nothing to improve healthcare.

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It's like an Iphone only bigger, and it's not a phone. Nuff said. For art purposes it's not pressure sensitive. If it really flops, we'll see if they bother with an upgrade or not... I drool thinking how many normal books I could buy with that much money. Books that don't break or turn off when the battery dies...

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It's supposed to have an integrated web browser, but the browser doesn't support flash... WTF is Apple thinking. Flawed technology or not, it's all over the place.

This just strikes me as a bigger iPhone posing as an eReader and trying (and failing) to be a netbook.

If I want to read books, I'll get a Kindle and if I want a laptop, I'll buy a real one. I don't see how this is appealing in any way.

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It's not a bigger iPhone, because it doesn't have phone capabilities. It might have been worth it, but it has no audio or video capabilities either. So you can't use communication internet things like Skype either. It would have been great for video conferencing on the fly, but no deal.

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I'm sure at some point, the idea of calling it the 'iTouch' came up, but was quickly shot down.

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I think it would have STIMULATED more interest

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I'm holding out for some hard evidence of that.

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And I am just thinking how lame you lot can be.

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And I am just thinking how lame you lot can be.

"one of us... one of us..."

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I love that it has "wings"

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I love that it has "wings"

It's not just wings, it's Iwings.

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"one of us... one of us..."
That is almost as bad as saying things like "the first among equals".

this topic = I-lame...

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Almost as bad, but I couldn't even have come up with something so bad.

Also, you fail at apple naming conventions.

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quit with the lover's quarrel. I get enough of it at home. Help me pick which haircut is best for my son...

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quit with the lover's quarrel. I get enough of it at home. Help me pick which haircut is best for my son...
I didn't realize we were quarreling, I am sorry honey...

Funderbunk - Your life is a fail, so I guess that about sums this topic up. Thanks for stopping by.

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Coming into another topic to try to garner responses in your own, so and so? Very poor form. I'm disappointed.

-G R U N T-: There already is an iTouch. That's what most people call an iPod Touch.

I actually didn't even realize that the iPad was supposed to be an e-reader like the Kindle or the Nook. Mostly because I think those things are pointless and I pay no attention to them. But given its lackluster battery life compared to the competition... yeah, fail.

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