Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:09 UTC
Apple A Forbes article notices that while the iPad's reception from the public and the mainstream press has been overwhelmingly positive, the prevailing sentiment among some alpha geeks has been negative to the extreme. The conclusion, of course, is that these people aren't reacting to what the iPad is, but rather what it represents: a violation of the ethos of the personal computer. The author of the Forbes article concludes that much of the anti-iPad vitriol is hyperbole, and doesn't help advance the cause. It's a thought-provoking question.
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RE: I could be very wrong...
by martini on Sat 10th Jul 2010 03:15 UTC in reply to "I could be very wrong..."
martini
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...there are some points to analyze about your statement.

1) Why does Apple don't allow the regular user to continue the limited restrictive experience, and allow the advanced users to install apps from other sources? Apple patches their system to don't allow this hacks and void the warranty to anybody that does Jailbreak.

2) Why don't Apple keep with the crazy restrictions about Flash apps on their Apple Store, but leaves the door open for advanced user to install other kind (non native) applications in a legal way?

Apple can still offer the "experience" they propose to the non-technical people and allow the advanced users to hack and experiment with the device, but Apple don't want people using the iPad beyond the boundaries they rule.

...but this had been historically the Apple weak point. They set their own limitation and a competitor shows up without them, so Apple turn into a niche.

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