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Other The iFail- wait sorry, iPad, is officially out

Discussion in 'General' started by DarkLord7854, 27 Jan 2010.

  1. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    ---Bit-tech News Story---

    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2010/01/28/apple-launches-ipad-tablet/1

    Apple has launched the iPad tablet, just like everyone expected.

    :eyebrow:

    ---Original post below---

    I don't think I've ever been so bored at an Apple press conference.. not sure bout you guys but I saw nothing remotely innovative in what they made, and that bezel around the screen is utterly hideous IMO.

    Other than that, thoughts:

    - Enlarged iPod + iPod OS... a bit.. silly..
    - Graphics for games are a complete joke, my N64 has better graphics than that thing
    - 10 hours of battery life and over a month of standby..? Really..? That's it..?
    - No flash.. no surprise there
    - 1Ghz Apple Chip.. I lol'ed at this.

    Anyways, the concept is nothing new (look at CES..) but I just don't see how this device is "magical" and "revolutionary" or even useful for that matter. I could make so much more use out of it if it had a real OS, and a 3G radio.. but this thing they came up with.. yea.

    Anyways.. discuss
     
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  2. bahgger

    bahgger New Member

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    Generally not too pleased with:

    1. No Flash support
    2. Nothing spectacular about the gaming aspect
    3. Everything my iPhone can do, but with a smaller screen

    Somewhat interested with:

    1. HD video, demoed as being smooth
    2. Nice UI, but would I need to interact with the iPad if there's nothing on it?
     
  3. Krazeh

    Krazeh Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it'll be hailed by multiple corners to be the greatest thing to have happened to mobile computing since, well, ever. Me, on the other hand, don't really see what the fuss is about, just looks like they've decided to make a scaled up iPhone/iTouch and will now go about extracting more money from those people who will buy anything Apple produces and sticks an "i-" moniker onto. Would much rather have an Ion'ed up netbook any day of the week.
     
  4. bahgger

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    Forgot to mention, I believe this will be priced at

    16GB: ~USD $800
    32GB: ~USD $1000
    64GB: ~USD $1200

    .. and it will be overpriced because of it!
     
  5. Apathy

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    I really just don't get how they could release this and think this would get somewhere, the more I watch it the more I think this will even turn away some of the Mac Fanboys...

    I'm going to go home and play Perfect Dark on N64 and enjoy better graphics.
     
  6. liratheal

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    "we've created the new iBook Store. You can download right onto your iPad."

    That was the highlight of the launch for me.

    I actually laughed.
     
  7. Picarro

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    Yeah.. That's probably the first MAJOR fail from Apple in the last couple of years. My god it's ugly and useless.

    And WTF is up with that bezel?
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    My thoughts so far:

    Good design - it looks really neat imo, very swish. Even if it is a big iPhone, it still looks quite good.
    Too pricey, even for Apple - considering it's not that much cheaper for the base model than a full-fat MacBook.
    iPhone-style OS could be a big mistake - if it's too inhibited then it'll be crucially lacking in user satisfaction.

    Final thoughts - the ball is in MS' court to come good with the foldy thing.
     
  9. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Well said. I'll wait for an impartial review from someone who is neither pro, or anti, Apple.

    As usual with all Apple products though, overpriced.
     
  10. Edge102030

    Edge102030 Son, i am disappoint.

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    Gief me multitasking (for spotify) and i'll buy it. The design looks brilliant imo, finally non pay-as-you-go
    non contract mobile interwebnets <3. If i can get the 32gb with 3g for £600 then i'd quite happily get it.
    Edit: [​IMG]
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I was trying to be as neutral as possible; I don't like all apple products but I can appreciate why they're so popular.

    Contractless 3G is a good thing, but how do you pay for it? It is a lifetime free thing?

    [edit] Ooh, different prices than the first news report I read; it's actually not too bad at $500 for the 16GB/WiFi.
     
  12. cyrilthefish

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    Pretty much what i was expecting: It's a large iphone.

    the tablet version of the asus eee is much better IMHO, much cheaper too.
     
  13. BioSniper

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    $499 for the basic model. So long as it translates to about £350 in the UK that's not too terrible. I'd still rather have an HP slate though.
     
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    Indeedy, no problem there :)
     
  15. Moyo2k

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    16GB $499 NO 3G... tbh I'd call that a fail
     
  16. Apathy

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    I have a Macbook Pro and a Windows machine, but I mostly run Linux. I love my Mac for what it does with Logic Pro and Aperture... But for 500$ this really isn't worth it especially since it's just 16GB with Wifi... Here's the quote up.

    [​IMG]

    So if you want the useful part of it, you're shelling out quite a bit IMO... If it was $500 with 3G I'd say it was a solid investment.
     
  17. Rkiver

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    Oh no, I wasn't saying you were pro or anti Apple. I just meant I'd like to see a full review, rather then the CEO who's touting it as the best tablets since the 10 commandments.
     
  18. alextwo

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    iPad - really? :eyebrow:
     
  19. Apathy

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    Sadly, it isn't April 1st.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I know, I was just stating facts for those who might be on the defensive/offensive - inevitable with anything new from Apple tbh.
     

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