123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Apple Unveils iPad
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ESUNintel
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 18 May 2008
Posts: 490
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems like Amazon will carry the iPad...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_50830322_3?ie=UTF8&docId=1000478391&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=top-2&pf_rd_r=185XDQPP98MJQ2ZQD2KP&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=96491042&pf_rd_i=apple%20ipad

It seems like they don't see it as a direct competition to the Kindle, like they see the Sony eReaders and other popular eReaders (which they don't carry). They do sell MP3's that work on iPod's and have the Kindle App, so maybe it's an advantage for them?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
MacDSmith2
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 779
Location: Phoenix

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aquafire wrote:
iPad....?

Women will stay away for obvious reasons.

Aqua


Yeah, can you imagine the confusion when a woman asks another "Can I borrow your iPad? I left mine at home!"

Someone at Apple is pretty clueless not to have seen this marketing mis-step ahead of time.
_________________
Retired: Altair 8800, PET, TI 99/4A, Apple II
Mac Plus, Mac II, Mac SE/30, Quadra,
20th Anniversary Mac, iMac Purple, G4 Blue & White, iBook Clamshell
Active: Mac Mini (OCT 09) 4 GB RAM, 2.66 GHz, 500 GB HDD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bandit Bill
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 07 Jun 2005
Posts: 5966
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember a dude laughing at me because I told him I had a Palm Pilot. I probably wouldn't tell people I had an "iPad". If they asked me what it was, I'd likely just say it's an Apple "touchscreen" or "tablet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gigaguy
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 23 Jun 2007
Posts: 485
Location: AusTX

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw somewhere - 2 speakers, on opposite sides, I think top and bottom, on the shorter ends.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
KTsBBQ
Member
Member


Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 60
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm definitely going to buy the $829 version, I need the maximum amount of space. I can't wait to have my very own max ipad! Wink

but in all seriousness, I'm not sure how I feel about the iPad yet. To me, its uses seem limited with the lack of usb and camera. Right now I dont think i need a giant iPhone. But I could be proved wrong. I guess i'll just wait until I try it out myself before I make any serious judgements.
_________________
2010 Macbook Pro 2.53 Core i5, Anti-glare screen, 500 gb 7200 rpm HD, 4gb RAM
Mac Mini 1.66 GHz CD, 1 GB RAM, 100 GB Hd, 750GB Ministack V2.5
16GB iPhone 3Gs Black
MSI Wind U123 1.66 GHz Atom, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HD, Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Sold
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Undo
Member
Member


Joined: 22 Nov 2009
Posts: 151
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think of it for what it can do, not what it can't. Looks like an ultra cool device to me...an iPod touch with a large screen and more features. The demo video on engadget makes it look very responsive and a lot of fun to use.

If you already have a MacBook, like me, it'll be hard to justify. Unlike Steve Jobs, I don't see it doing things a lot better than a MacBook. But the wow factor is there for sure.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Aquafire
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 19 Sep 2007
Posts: 2372
Location: AUS-USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacDSmith2 wrote:
Aquafire wrote:
iPad....?

Women will stay away for obvious reasons.

Aqua


Yeah, can you imagine the confusion when a woman asks another "Can I borrow your iPad? I left mine at home!"

Someone at Apple is pretty clueless not to have seen this marketing mis-step ahead of time.


Just as well it didn't come with a stylus. Could you imagine...

Pen + iPad = PeniPad...

Think about it... Wink

Bandit Bill wrote:
I remember a dude laughing at me because I told him I had a Palm Pilot. I probably wouldn't tell people I had an "iPad". If they asked me what it was, I'd likely just say it's an Apple "touchscreen" or "tablet.


I would have loved for them to have called it the iMaX.

The tablet designed to Maximize your potential. Cool

Oh well....

Aqua
_________________
Of the four X systems in the world.

Which would you choose?

OS X : LinuX : UniX or MS-BolloX.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MacDSmith2
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 779
Location: Phoenix

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aquafire wrote:


I would have loved for them to have called it the iMaX.

The tablet designed to Maximize your potential. Cool

Oh well....

Aqua


I like the updated iPad, get me ... the MaxiPad! Very Happy
_________________
Retired: Altair 8800, PET, TI 99/4A, Apple II
Mac Plus, Mac II, Mac SE/30, Quadra,
20th Anniversary Mac, iMac Purple, G4 Blue & White, iBook Clamshell
Active: Mac Mini (OCT 09) 4 GB RAM, 2.66 GHz, 500 GB HDD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Undo
Member
Member


Joined: 22 Nov 2009
Posts: 151
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any adults here?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MacDSmith2
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 779
Location: Phoenix

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Apple dug this hole themselves by being totally clueless to the potential advertising pitfalls of a name so closely associated with a woman's private business! They should have gone with iTablet.
_________________
Retired: Altair 8800, PET, TI 99/4A, Apple II
Mac Plus, Mac II, Mac SE/30, Quadra,
20th Anniversary Mac, iMac Purple, G4 Blue & White, iBook Clamshell
Active: Mac Mini (OCT 09) 4 GB RAM, 2.66 GHz, 500 GB HDD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Undo
Member
Member


Joined: 22 Nov 2009
Posts: 151
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacDSmith2 wrote:
Hey, Apple dug this hole themselves by being totally clueless to the potential advertising pitfalls of a name so closely associated with a woman's private business!

It wouldn't have occurred to me if you and others hadn't brought it up—childish the way I see it. There are note pads, chair pads, cotton pads, foot pads, helicopter pads, lily pads, etc.

John Gruber has a good take on the iPad. "Fast, fast, fast." http://daringfireball.net
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bandit Bill
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 07 Jun 2005
Posts: 5966
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undo wrote:
childish the way I see it.


Lighten up a bit. Google "iPad horrible name" and you'll find there are many people that feel the same way. The jokes will dwindle in a few days. If people want to have a bit of fun in the meantime, they should be allowed to.

Here's an article written by a female writer for the New York Times that feels the same way.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/the-ipads-name-makes-some-women-cringe/

When I mentioned the name to my girlfriend today she laughed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Undo
Member
Member


Joined: 22 Nov 2009
Posts: 151
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Undo wrote:
childish the way I see it.


Lighten up a bit. Google "iPad horrible name" and you'll find there are many people that feel the same way. The jokes will dwindle in a few days. If people want to have a bit of fun in the meantime, they should be allowed to.

You're right. Sorry for being such a stick-in-the-mud.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bandit Bill
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 07 Jun 2005
Posts: 5966
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undo wrote:
You're right. Sorry for being such a stick-in-the-mud.


It's all good, I can appreciate you're coming from. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Leander
Member
Member


Joined: 23 Oct 2005
Posts: 237

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont like the thing.

1ghz cpu and no seperate gpu is very poor really if this thing is going to be for games aswell.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Page 3 of 9

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.