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Last post Author Topic: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon  (Read 23443 times)

CoderOmega

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2010, 06:29:49 PM »
"Alternatives to the iPad" ... glue four iPhones together ...  :P

And what if 4 people call you at the same time?
another alternative is to use a giant lens on an iPhone, it'll be cheaper too. But major headhack, for free at least.

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2010, 06:42:25 PM »
And what if 4 people call you at the same time?
Another thing the iPad can never handle.

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2010, 07:04:42 PM »
it sure can't.
but I heard the next version will make coffee, though I'm sure they won't include a cup to serve it.

But there's one good thing about the iPad, it's this video :
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=1ZS8HqOGTbA

 ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 07:07:16 PM by CoderOmega »

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2010, 07:08:06 PM »
but I heard the next version will make coffee, though I'm sure they won't include a cup to serve it.

 ;D ;D

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2010, 09:38:00 PM »
But there's one good thing about the iPad, it's this video :
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=1ZS8HqOGTbA

 ;D ;D ;D
Wow, I almost made it half way through the video without wretching... :)

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2010, 10:10:20 PM »
"Alternatives to the iPad" ... glue four iPhones together ...  :P

That picture has to be photoshopped... it's 9 iPhones.  Get it right, people! :P

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2010, 01:50:56 AM »
it will be interesting to me to see how well it sells.

i do see the gut-level appeal in a nice touch tablet -- and yet tablets have been around for many years and the practical use for them seems limited.

there are other deal breakers for me -- the lock-in the apple application store is totally unacceptable and alone would make the device something i wouldn't want to get involved in.

plus i'm holding out for a proper full-sized ebook reader with e-ink style display that is easy on the eyes.


As usual, this is something that shoots itself in the foot just for those reasons. Maybe by the third generation, when a reasonably useful iPad sells for much less than a $1000, it'll be ready for prime time.
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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2010, 08:39:35 PM »
I have an iPhone, and I love it. But hate both ATT and Apple. The hardware is really nice, but apple crippled the iPhone on purpose. Only after jailbreaking it you get to see its potential True multitasking and access to more stores instead of just the Apple one. Plus you get to use your phone as a external hard disk. Plus you get a camera.

However, I seem to miss the point of getting an iPad. I cannot carry an iPad on my pocket, nor make a call, nor take a picture, nor use GPS nor use a 3G network while on the go. Its single task, with no jailbreaking available (so it will stay single task), No USB port. Grossly overcharged accesories from apple. For example the power supply on an iPhone is $50 when bought in the apple store, but you can buy a chinese clone for $6. And the work the same.

Thisis not a notebook killer. Heck is not even a good notebook. So that leave their only purpose, reading magazines an books. So lets see how it compares with a kindle. It has color and is capable to play movies. In this apple wins. But the kindle screen has no glare. The kindle battery  can last 1 week with a charge. The kindle is cheaper and most important. The kindle has FREE 3G access to download the books.

So in my bold opinion, at this moment, the iPad has only value to the member of the iCult and to people driven by hype.

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2010, 12:48:33 PM »
soon it will be time to forget about iPad/iPhone and go straight to iHype
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« Last Edit: March 07, 2010, 01:30:48 AM by Curt »

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2010, 10:57:36 PM »
Well, there's more than one way to skin a cat...

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2010, 11:37:52 PM »

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2010, 10:14:04 AM »
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Most expensive iPad stand ever :D

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2010, 12:24:09 PM »
I spoke to someone who had an ipad & he said  "It's not what it does but how it does it." which I think sums up the usp of most of apples products.

I think it will fly off the shelves & once apps start appearing it will have a life of it's own as far as sales go.

If I had the money I would buy one for my mum, she hates computers & I think it would be perfect for her.

If it did multi tasking I might get one for myself, or maybe wait for the new iPhone?!
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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2010, 02:37:35 PM »
iPad's printing functionality:



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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2010, 03:17:06 PM »
iPad's printing functionality:

Careful, Tuxman, Apple will sue you for making illegal clones!   :)

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2010, 03:48:48 PM »
If it did multi tasking I might get one for myself, or maybe wait for the new iPhone?!

The iPad uses the iPhone OS (if a modified version), so I'm sure that if it isn't on the plate immediately when 4.0 comes out, a little after that it should have multi-tasking.

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Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2010, 05:46:53 PM »
iPad's printing functionality:



SCNR
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