iPad

  • Posted: 27 January 2010 02:42 PM

    Someone’s got to start this thread!

    It’s a big iPod touch; runs all iPhone software plus its own; updated SDK available now.

    $499!

    0.5 inch thick
    1.5 lb
    9.7” IPS screen
    10 hour battery life
    1 month standby
    Apple A4 1GHz chip *** big milestone for Apple
    16-64GB flash
    802.11n
    3G optional via micro SIM, unlocked

    customised Apple apps, and a new iBooks bookshelf & iBook store that has Penguin, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Hachette

    and iWork $9.99/app

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    Posted: 27 January 2010 02:45 PM #1

    Cool! Do we have a price or when it goes on sale yet?


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  • Posted: 27 January 2010 02:46 PM #2

    Not going to lie, I am a little disappointed so far.  There is nothing new that isn’t on the iPhone.  Sure it is thinner and its easier to use a big screen, but I was expecting something new.

         
  • Posted: 27 January 2010 02:55 PM #3

    Price and delivery won’t be till the end. I’m finding engadget to be the most reliable, but me being in the UK may make a difference.

         
  • Posted: 27 January 2010 03:20 PM #4

    iPad starts at $499! Not bad!

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    Posted: 27 January 2010 03:21 PM #5

    Great and aggressive pricing

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  • Posted: 27 January 2010 03:22 PM #6

    60 days time WiFi $499 $599 $699 16GB 32GB 64GB

    90 days with 3G (+$130)

         
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    Posted: 27 January 2010 03:29 PM #7

    artman, you just can’t contain yourself. Let’s keep this on topic.

    People were expecting a platinum lined device that telepathically communicated with you and took your dog for a walk, truth is, at these price points, I’d love one of these for most of what I carry a laptop around for… supplemented by a iMac for heavy lifting such as logic pro, photoshop, and final cut. I think a lot of others will too.

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    Posted: 27 January 2010 03:36 PM #8

    I didn’t see anything about a camera? No ichat? That would be a shame.

         
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    Posted: 27 January 2010 03:37 PM #9

    Total letdown IMO.  The only decent thing is the price.

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    Posted: 27 January 2010 03:41 PM #10

    I was hoping for iChat camera and even GPS

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    Posted: 27 January 2010 03:42 PM #11

    Looks awesome to me. Would be even better if it has a camera and gps.

         
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    Posted: 27 January 2010 03:46 PM #12

    CNBC is misreporting that the iPad only works with AT&T.

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  • Posted: 27 January 2010 03:46 PM #13

    I’m happy with it. Disappointed about not being multi-user, but that’s offset by the excellent starter price. Compare it with a $499 Windows laptop/netbook. Which do you prefer?

    Enough features to succeed, but enough left out to let us upgrade in 2 years.

         
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    Posted: 27 January 2010 03:47 PM #14

    specs on Apple site say nothing about a camera. “assisted GPS” in 3G model.

         
  • Posted: 27 January 2010 03:49 PM #15

    Market share will jump. If the economy doesn’t go to hell this is a real winner. Downside is cannibalization.