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My thoughts on the Apple iPad

It’s an oversized iPhone.

Move along.


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  1. kevadamson posted 1hrs, 25min, 39sec after the entry and said:

    LOL! Can't wait for the 2.0 version of the Dom Jolly phone joke smiley icon: joke

  2. Joel Bradbury posted 12hrs, 6min, 56sec after the entry and said:


  3. Matt Wilcox posted 20hrs, 39min, 17sec after the entry and said:

    There are two markets for an iPad like device. One is a casual user (a content consumer), which is what the iPad is aiming for. The other is "power" users, or to be more accurate - people who create content. That's not who iPad is aimed at.

    I'd like an iPad that runs OSX. A lot of people would. Those people are content creators. But an iPad aimed at us is not viable because the technology isn't there yet. And so we get the "average users" argument, which is just weak justification for why "power users" ought to put up with it.

    Fact is that iPad doesn't do what we content-creators want from a tablet, and that's OK because it's not aimed at those people yet.

    But I sure as hell hope Apple make one aimed at us in the next few years.

  4. Bill Billington posted 85 days, 14hrs, 42mins after the entry and said:

    An oversized iphone …. that you can't use as a phone

  5. HTML5 posted 202 days, 17hrs, 8mins after the entry and said:

    Your foresight has proven to be remarkable.

  6. Matt Wilcox posted 239 days, 11hrs, 31mins after the entry and said:

    LOL! Well, it is an oversized iPhone. That's not a bad thing though, I'd argue it's a great thing smiley icon: smile

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