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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So what's it actaully going to be used for?
by Dave_K on Wed 27th Jan 2010 22:13 UTC
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Can someone explain what the mass appeal of this is?

It's no replacement for an iPhone or iPod for obvious reasons, and for many tasks it isn't much of a replacement for a NetBook either.

I guess it's a neat portable entertainment centre, great for watching videos, web browsing, and playing touch screen games, but is that enough?

Personally I think that the iPhone will be pretty stiff competition for this device. The iPhone's size is a pretty good compromise between portability and access to internet, entertainment and ebooks. Anything much larger, like the iPad, and it isn't so convenient to carry with you. The iPhone's a cheaper option, and occasionally it's even useful as a phone too. How many iPhone owners will drop another $500+ on one of these?

The iPad seems like a niche product to me.

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