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Are You Going To Buy an Apple iPad?

Are You Going to Buy an Apple iPad?

It's here! Yesterday's announcement of the iPad was met with both praise and criticism, depending who you ask. Some big wins: the thin construction and amazing photo and video clarity; some big misses: no camera, and the ability to run only one application at a time (just like the iPhone or iPod Touch). The biggest surprise? The iPad starts at $499, which is pretty incredible, considering the first iPod retailed for $400 in 2001. The highest-priced version of the iPad is $829 for 64MB of storage and a 3G connection.

I got to check it out firsthand yesterday, and it's pretty impressive despite its drawbacks . . . Are you planning to buy one?

VigTheGeek VigTheGeek 7 years
I will absolutely get one the minute they are available and that's not just because I'm a kool-aid drinking fanboy (although Kevin Rose and I admit that plays a part). It's a good device. I use my phone for everything. Now I'll use this tablet without squinting. Future generations will plug the holes left by this one. Remember the 2G iPhone with OS v1.0 on it? didn't do much though, did it? We all still gobbled it up. Same thing applies here. Starting off better than the iPhone did though.
inadee inadee 7 years
pretty pointless gadget if you ask me, and like other Apple products, overpriced.
Schmange Schmange 7 years
I can't really see the point until it can use Flash, has a direct USB input, a webcam and multitasking capabilities.
flutefingers flutefingers 7 years
its totally pointless for the majority of people now. the majority have an iTouch/iPhone and with the new Kindle 2 and macbooks, theres really no need. when i saw that apple will actually charge for 3G connectivity it was an absolute no for me. you can get 3G on a Kindle for free and the kindle is cheaper. sooo no i say this probably won't go over to well. and the name sounds like it really is a "sanitary napkin" if you want to be precise. very terrible name. i dont think it was thought out. i would have been much more interested had it actually been a tablet mac (as mentioned before)
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I'm going to wait until eBooks are available in the UK and then replace my entire book collection with digital versions. Anybody who says "but my iPhone/laptop..." doesn't get the point of the iPad.
aylee aylee 7 years
I agree with ryohazuki in all points. I'll stick with my iphone and laptop.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
I need a full laptop . . . I was hoping for an update to the MBP line yesterday, and I'm disappointed it was all about the iPad. While it seems neat enough, it's just not necessary for my life, so I'll pass.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
I have a Windows 7 desktop, a Vista laptop and an XP netbook. I have a wants-to-be-a-data-phone-but-sucks phone (plan to get a Droid as soon as I can drop AT&T without penalty), and an iPod touch. I don't need one. Wouldn't get one even if I needed another laptop though, I already have an iPod touch, and the iPad just looks like one that won't fit in a pocket.
kedawen kedawen 7 years
I like the idea, but I have a Kindle and an iPod Touch... I'll just wait for future revisions to see if there are any new, awesome features.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
it's cool and seems like it can do a lot, but i think it is just an oversized itouch. :/ but, i'm not saying i wouldn't take one if it was offered to me!
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 7 years
It seems like apple just released something just so say they did.
Elfyn Elfyn 7 years
I'm really underwhelmed by the iPad (hate the name too). DO NOT WANT!
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
Agree with hex.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
I'm with EliseR, I have an iphone (with two free e-reader apps, stanza and kindle for the iphone - although I haven't purchased books with my kindle app yet, i can get a lot of classics for free with stanza.) and a macbook pro, so I really don't see a need for an iPad.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
I'm still not sure if I want one and I freaking love all things Mac!
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
I plan on buying it but I may wait for version 2.0
hex913 hex913 7 years
I'm going to wait for future generations to see whether or not I want it.
EliseR EliseR 7 years
I recently acquired a Kindle and a MacBook Pro so I don't see the need really. It's almost redundant.
diornotwar2 diornotwar2 7 years
the name irks me a bit, i feel like they could've come up with something better.
candygirl012 candygirl012 7 years
Nah. Might as well just buy a new laptop.
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