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    It's official.

    It's called the iPad, and it looks like a big ass iPhone.




    Source: SiliconANGLE Blog Breaking: Apple Tablet IPad - Apple is Biggest Mobile Device Company







    Source: Live from the Apple 'latest creation' event - Engadget

    Usually, I see the bright side of things, but I don't really see much potential with this. Of course I could be wrong, but the thing is, who will this market to? And will that be profitable?

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    Dammit. I thought for sure it was going to be iTablet, that was the latest consensus. I bought iTablet.cm (.cm Cameroon domain), getiTablet.com, and freeappleitablet.com yesterday. Good thing I can cancel the domains. Fuck.

    Looks awesome though, I want one soon.

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    My vote was for "iStrain."

    This thing will CRUSH the Kindle.
    Publishers are already drooling as Amazon has been telling them that an e-book is only worth $9.99 and that's it. The publisheers want to set their own proce, and desire to offer behind the scenes photos, interviews, etc. to create different pricing tiers. I like that idea actually. I always watch the extra stuff on DVDs when I have them.

    I'm buying one as soon as my Stafford Loan kicks in this semester.
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    Seems like a stink-bomb, but I can't find any tech specs yet or pricing.

    So, it's more unwieldy and cumbersome than an iPhone but less functional than an actual laptop? Is it more like an e-reader? Gaming platform?

    However you can't underestimate the power of the fanbase. GF got an iPhone, downloads a couple fart apps, thinks Apple is the greatest company ever and can't wait to get a Macbook.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Seems like a stink-bomb, but I can't find any tech specs yet or pricing.

    So, it's more unwieldy and cumbersome than an iPhone but less functional than an actual laptop? Is it more like an e-reader? Gaming platform?

    However you can't underestimate the power of the fanbase. GF got an iPhone, downloads a couple fart apps, thinks Apple is the greatest company ever and can't wait to get a Macbook.
    The first reviews just came in, really positive so far. Good gaming specs apparently, we'll see. Maybe it's just new release glee.

    First Apple Tablet Reviews (UPDATED): 'Terrific,' 'Best Gadget Ever Made'

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Seems like a stink-bomb, but I can't find any tech specs yet or pricing.

    So, it's more unwieldy and cumbersome than an iPhone but less functional than an actual laptop? Is it more like an e-reader? Gaming platform?

    However you can't underestimate the power of the fanbase. GF got an iPhone, downloads a couple fart apps, thinks Apple is the greatest company ever and can't wait to get a Macbook.
    I will only buy one if it's a viable substitute for a laptop. I bought a bad ass Dell laptop 2 years ago, loaded, in the hopes of using it for a mobile music recording rig. I blew the firewire port out, had to get a new motherboard, fried the hard disk, etc. Now I realize that to do the shit I want to do I might as well just drag my PC around with a small LCD monitor and be done with it if I want to go mobile. So, all I need a laptop for is Internet, MS Office, and MP3s, videos, etc. This might be able to do all that without a hitch. I'm hoping. We'll see. If not, fuck it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    The first reviews just came in, really positive so far. Good gaming specs apparently, we'll see. Maybe it's just new release glee.

    First Apple Tablet Reviews (UPDATED): 'Terrific,' 'Best Gadget Ever Made'
    Hmm, I find it odd how anyone can review it at this point: there's barely any kind of software out for it yet. When anyone starts throwing out superlatives like that, just screams fanboy to me. If they REALLY open it up to 3rd party developers they could have something special, thought they probably won't. Does it run OS X, or iTouch/Phone OS? Still trying to figure out how I'm going to use this thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    I will only buy one if it's a viable substitute for a laptop. I bought a bad ass Dell laptop 2 years ago, loaded, in the hopes of using it for a mobile music recording rig. I blew the firewire port out, had to get a new motherboard, fried the hard disk, etc. Now I realize that to do the shit I want to do I might as well just drag my PC around with a small LCD monitor and be done with it if I want to go mobile. So, all I need a laptop for is Internet, MS Office, and MP3s, videos, etc. This might be able to do all that without a hitch. I'm hoping. We'll see. If not, fuck it.
    Yeah, I can see it spelling doom for the Netbook demographic. Myself, I've had an HP tablet laptop for about a year now and I like it alot...but it still has a keyboard, good video card, great processor so I can still do any kind of computing task I need to. But, personally, I think this and the iPhone might be stepping on each others toes a bit too much.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Hmm, I find it odd how anyone can review it at this point: there's barely any kind of software out for it yet. When anyone starts throwing out superlatives like that, just screams fanboy to me. If they REALLY open it up to 3rd party developers they could have something special, thought they probably won't. Does it run OS X, or iTouch/Phone OS? Still trying to figure out how I'm going to use this thing.
    I guess these couple reviewers were Apple Tablet beta testers, and are high profile in the tech world. Could be sucking up though.

    As for usage, could replace need for laptops, being more portable and easier/faster to use with the touch screen. There is some open source talk, that'd be great if it followed some kind of open model.

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    good thing i can type with one hand.

    and what an ugly name.

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    Yay... yet another over priced, attractively designed, nick knack from apple which will no doubt be buggy as all hell on first release. More importantly, it will take a few months for the price to drop, and a few more after that for the smaller faster less buggy 'nano' version to be released to squeeze yet another dollar out of an already over saturated consumer base.

    EDIT: just have a small grudge against apple

    EDIT2: the name makes it sound like an electronic feminine product...

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