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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The real problem
by theTSF on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:40 UTC
theTSF
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2005-09-27

It is too big to carry around like an iPhone.
It is too restrictive in terms of software and features for a laptop.

Now if it had full OS X not the iPhone OS X we may be onto something.

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RE: The real problem
by FunkyELF on Thu 28th Jan 2010 21:26 in reply to "The real problem"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

That is what everyone is thinking I'm sure.

The problem is that this thing runs on an ARM CPU. Maybe Apple has OSX (all of it) ported to ARM already, but the programs would have to be re-compiled. Right now they're only PPC and Intel right?

The other problem I think would be that if they released an ARM based full blown OSX for this thing to run, someone would ultimately get it off of there and onto ARM based netbooks.

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