Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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So Thom...
by Neolander on Sat 11th Jun 2011 10:39 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Does this new iPad actually do all the things described in this review ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1_r_61sk8

I admit it was almost enough to make me want to buy one ^^

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RE: So Thom...
by henderson101 on Sat 11th Jun 2011 13:03 in reply to "So Thom..."
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2006-05-30

Probably not, but it does do way more than most critics give it credit for. The fact that iOS 5 looks like it'll again address most of the criticisms that people have, well, that makes it even better.

The only thing that it'll still lack after iOS 5 is a user accessible file system... and to be honest, it isn't even an issue in iOS 4 any more. All you need is a hub app (most of the download apps have a free version) which will let you drag files on through the iTunes app management functionality, or download from the web, You then "open in" whatever app supports that file format. I get PDF's that way, I get comicbooks that way, I get movies that way. It's not perfect, bet it works for most things. Once we see how iCloud storage pans out, it might be a better and fuller solution. I dunno. If they added a filesystem hub app that allowed PC/Mac desktop mounting and then allowed files to "open in" whatever app supported them (and gave an API that allowed all apps to put files back on to that hub) I think that would address pretty much my usage issues.

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RE[2]: So Thom...
by Neolander on Sat 11th Jun 2011 13:33 in reply to "RE: So Thom..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Agreed, iOS 5 is a good step forward for Apple. I still wouldn't buy anything running it due to the low choice of hardware (too expensive and too little hardware shortcuts to lengthy touchscreen actions), the locked-down software (in tons of way. I know you can bypass nearly everything but that's like modding a frying pan to turn it into a wind power generator) and the desperately crippled "application grid only" home screen, but I have to admit that for people who don't care about all of that, it's pretty good.

Edited 2011-06-11 13:36 UTC

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