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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viral marketing
by cycoj on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:08 UTC
cycoj
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2007-11-04

The only thing that Apple really nailed for this product is marketing. I can't believe how people were falling all over themselves about how Apple would revolutionize how we interact with a computer, and now this??!! Come'on even you die-hard fanboys have to admit that after all the hype of the previous weeks, this thing is very underwhelming. It's basically a scaled up IPhone. I remember the comments about some of the apple fans about the crunchpad news here. That thing is/was infinitely more useful and better looking than the IPhone, but a lot of you guys were saying it's useless and to wait for the "oh-so-great" ISlate (or whatever it was called at the time).

With the IPad I really fail to see what it great about it. No multitasking, that's just stupid on a device like this. A normal TFT, makes it useless for reading IMO. You can only install apps from the appstore, that's a total dealbreaker. I don't want an Apple approve what sort of programs I can or can't install on my PC.

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RE: viral marketing
by Moochman on Wed 27th Jan 2010 22:45 in reply to "viral marketing"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Agreed on the multitasking. But as for being underwhelmed, I'm not. A scaled-up iPhone was exactly what I was expecting, based on the rumors I had read; anything predicted beyond that was obviously dreamed up by fanboys with no grasp on reality. And as far as delivering a scaled-up iPhone goes, I'd say they did a pretty decent job.

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RE: viral marketing
by Gryzor on Thu 28th Jan 2010 01:04 in reply to "viral marketing"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

Actually, you’re correct, and the iPhone already changed the way we intereact with computers… or you’ve already forgotten about that?

Some ppl…

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RE[2]: viral marketing
by dylansmrjones on Thu 28th Jan 2010 05:54 in reply to "RE: viral marketing"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

How has the iPhone changed anything in regard to computers? I haven't seen a single iPhone user interacting with computers differently than non-iPhone users.

But perhaps you meant something else?

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