Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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by darknexus on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:11 UTC
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Not sure exactly what to think about the iPad (what a very unoriginal name). On one hand, it's basically everything a tablet should be and at, surprisingly for Apple and tablets in general, a reasonable price point. It could very easily give most netbooks a serious run for their money.
On the other hand, however, it's more app store lock-in and Apple gatekeeping... and of course more iTunes and no doubt Apple's continuing attempts to lock the device to iTunes. I'm not surprised by this, just a little saddened. I have an iPhone and really like it but for the Apple control factor. I knew that going in, and I was ok with it on my phone as I don't feel I need much geek stuff on my phone/PDA. I don't think, however, I'd be ok with it on a device like this. I'd want more power and more control, and I'd certainly want to be able to manage my documents that I'd make in iWork without iTunes. For a device that, for all intents and purposes would replace my laptop, I wouldn't want to be locked in to any one particular desktop platform no matter how much I like OS X.

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