Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:09 UTC
Apple Yes, yes, I apologise. After Kroc's story earlier today, and together with this one, we now have three stories in a row on the Ipad iPad (sorry, I can't ban camel case from OSNews just yet). So, what are we going to do? Predictions? Criticism? More details? No - I want to explain what I think the differences are between the introduction of the iPod and the iPhone, and that of the iPad.
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It's too weak
by arbour42 on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:11 UTC
arbour42
Member since:
2005-07-06

The iPad will cost, at least, $600 by the time you get it home. This is far too much for so little it offers.

For the same price, I can get a low-end dell laptop (or almost 2 netbooks) with 250gb and 4gb ram, and the ability to put ANY app on it, and multi-task, and have a FULL working environment. And solid battery life.

The iPad may sell well. But it's a frivolous product, especially as the entire West is falling into a hyper-inflationary Depression.

I was hoping to be able to use an SDK to build multi-touch apps for private use, without it being restricted to App Store development. And NO, GWT and Cappuccino and Sproutcore are not what I want to use. (I'm sick of Javascript frameworks at this point.)

Apple dropped the ball and maybe Microsoft can come up with something, especially since they have much better dev tools than Apple.

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RE: It's too weak
by arbour42 on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:22 in reply to "It's too weak"
arbour42 Member since:
2005-07-06

And I just thought of another question: when the iPad is standing on its dock, hooked to the physical keyboard, where do you connect the mouse?

I mean, if the ipad is standing upward and you are typing, how do you click on other areas of the screen. Can a mouse hook into the keyboard, and then you get the arrow on the screen?

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RE[2]: It's too weak
by Bobthearch on Fri 29th Jan 2010 01:19 in reply to "RE: It's too weak"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

I was wondering something similar, if it can connect to a real keyboard, or only the toy Apple keyboard that they're advertising as an accessory?

I'm also wondering, since they advertise the camera connectivity adapters (as extra accessories of course) and advertise the iPads suitability for pictures, if there's a single photo-editing program that will actually run on the iPad? Will it even run the Mac software that comes with various cameras?

I also find it laughable that for $499 it doesn't even come with the desktop stand. Not even a lousy protective pouch or case.

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RE: It's too weak
by google_ninja on Fri 29th Jan 2010 14:03 in reply to "It's too weak"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Search on youtube for the courier

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